Lancaster, California Population 2024

165,330

Lancaster is a city located in Kern County and Los Angeles County California. Lancaster has a 2024 population of 165,330. Lancaster is currently declining at a rate of -1.15% annually and its population has decreased by -4.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 173,040 in 2020.

The average household income in Lancaster is $89,183 with a poverty rate of 17.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lancaster is 33.6 years, 32.2 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Lancaster Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lancaster was:

  • White: 41.52%
  • Black or African American: 21.17%
  • Two or more races: 17.46%
  • Other race: 14.62%
  • Asian: 4.06%
  • Native American: 1.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Land Area (mi²)
94.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,753.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.46% (-7,710)
The current population of Lancaster, California is 165,330 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 173,040.

Lancaster, California Population 2024

Population by Race

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White71,20041.52%
Black or African American36,29621.17%
Two or more races29,94417.46%
Other race25,07014.62%
Asian6,9664.06%
Native American1,8091.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1800.1%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lancaster Population by Race

Lancaster Population Pyramid 2024

Lancaster Median Age

33.6

Total

32.2

Male

35.1

Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 123,785 adults, (19,249 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster.

Lancaster Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster Sex Ratio

Female85,28549.74%
Male86,18050.26%

Lancaster Population by Age

Lancaster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All52,3413.1657.142.9
Married24,1413.8773.526.5
Non Family13,9761.2645.354.7
Female10,3943.9836.163.9
Male3,8303.455446

3.73

Average Family Size

3.16

Average Household Size

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lancaster Households and Families

Male

Female

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,2188.58%
9th to 12th Grade11,02710.26%
High School Graduate32,83530.55%
Some College24,11522.44%
Associates Degree9,4258.77%
Bachelors Degree12,79011.9%
Graduate Degree8,0717.51%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lancaster Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic44,32630,7584,459
White32,32229,7149,260
Black22,37319,4184,032
2+ Races16,96812,4282,208
Other Race14,94610,5761,528
Asian5,1724,3222,103
Native American1,203822195
Islander15614439

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 92.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.66%.

Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$49,199$52,944$44,683
Less Than 9th Grade$36,614$43,033$24,717
High School Graduate$42,745$46,623$37,739
Some College$48,530$54,520$44,283
Bachelors Degree$67,277$85,618$58,181
Graduate Degree$90,497$104,675$76,959

$49,199

Average Earnings

$52,944

Average Male

$44,683

Average Female

Lancaster Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lancaster Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lancaster Language

68% of Lancaster residents speak only English, while 32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.35% of the population.

Lancaster Language

Lancaster Poverty by Race

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic75,50714,82519.63%
Black34,5767,41621.45%
Other24,3945,53722.7%
White42,6955,40912.67%
Multiple29,1313,83213.15%
Asian6,65775711.37%
Native1,68345426.98%
Islander16410.61%

17.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.08%

Male Poverty Rate

19.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Native, with 26.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Islander, with 0.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27%.

Lancaster Poverty

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.51%
High School15.14%
Some College12.6%
Bachelors or Greater7.01%

Lancaster Poverty Rate by Education

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.03%
Male Unemployed21.96%
Female Employed6.72%
Male Employed4.58%

Lancaster Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lancaster Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Median
Mean
Households$71,367$89,183
Families$78,572$96,633
Married Families$95,622$114,892
Non Families$41,890$61,498

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lancaster Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lancaster Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lancaster Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lancaster Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lancaster Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7,243

Number of Veterans

6,407

Male Veterans

836

Female Veterans

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

War
Veterans
Second Gulf War2,161
Vietnam1,705
First Gulf War1,637
Korea479
World War II35

Lancaster Veterans by War

count

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Age Group
Veterans
35 to 541,947
65 to 741,543
55 to 641,492
75+1,348
18 to 34913

Lancaster Veterans by Age

count

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4,2338.05%
Black1,8107.18%
Hispanic1,1982.25%
2+ Races4732.3%
Other Race4062.3%
Asian2484.17%
Native American735.42%

Lancaster Veterans by Race

Lancaster Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.4%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lancaster Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lancaster Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.58%

Born in Lancaster

86.69%

Native Born

13.31%

Foreign Born

5.88%

Non Citizen

7.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.69% of Lancaster residents were born in the United States, with 73.58% having been born in California. 5.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lancaster Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029155,692-1,928-1.22%
2028157,620-1,927-1.21%
2027159,547-1,928-1.19%
2026161,475-1,927-1.18%
2025163,402-1,928-1.17%
2024165,330-1,927-1.15%
2023167,257-1,928-1.14%
2022169,185-889-0.52%
2021170,074-2,966-1.71%
2020173,04016,40010.47%
2019156,640-1,158-0.73%
2018157,798-900-0.57%
2017158,698-911-0.57%
2016159,609-191-0.12%
2015159,8001760.11%
2014159,6245530.35%
2013159,0715710.36%
2012158,5002970.19%
2011158,2031,3060.83%
2010156,89738,17932.16%
2000118,71821,42722.02%
199097,29149,264102.58%
198048,02715,29946.75%
197032,7286,71625.82%
196026,01222,418623.76%
19503,5941,49471.14%
19402,1001,800600%
190030000%
showing: 28 rows

Lancaster Population by Year