Lancaster is a city located in Garrard County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Garrard County. With a 2020 population of 3,991, it is the 103rd largest city in Kentucky and the 7555th largest city in the United States. Lancaster is currently growing at a rate of 1.17% annually and its population has increased by 2.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,899 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Lancaster has a population density of 1,823 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lancaster is $56,203 with a poverty rate of 25.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $725 per month, and the median house value is $89,800. The median age in Lancaster is 34.9 years, 35.1 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lancasterwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 80.09%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.05%.
99.47% of Lancaster residents speak only English, while 0.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.53% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is White, with 26.36% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Multiple, with 77.50% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.29%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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98.57% of Lancaster residents were born in the United States, with 83.11% having been born in Kentucky. 1.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.