Lancaster, Kentucky Population 2020

3,870
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Lancaster is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 3,870, it is the 94th largest city in Kentucky and the 5497th largest city in the United States. Lancaster is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 12.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,442 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Lancaster has a population density of 1,767 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lancaster is $55,665 with a poverty rate of 35.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $669 per month, and the median house value is $90,500. The median age in Lancaster is 33.4 years, 29.8 years for males, and 36.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 70.5 males.

Lancaster Demographics

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

  • White: 92.95%
  • Black or African American: 4.41%
  • Two or more races: 2.19%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Lancaster, Kentucky is 3,870, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,856.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,442.

Lancaster, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,56292.95%
Black or African American1694.41%
Two or More Races842.19%
Asian170.44%
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Lancaster Population Pyramid 2020

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Lancaster Median Age

33.4


Total

29.8


Male

36.6


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 2,860 adults, (680 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster.

Lancaster Age Dependency

75.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster Sex Ratio

Female

2,248

58.66%

Male

1,584

41.34%

Lancaster Households and Families

Lancaster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lancaster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.2%23.8%
Non Family59.3%40.7%
All53.1%46.9%
Male36.3%63.7%
Female27%73%

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5522.453.1
Female4893.0527
Married4882.976.2
Non Family4841.259.3
Male912.6636.3

2.7

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

15.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lancaster Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24710.18%
9th to 12th Grade44418.29%
High School Graduate90737.37%
Some College39116.11%
Associates Degree1877.70%
Bachelors Degree1194.90%
Graduate Degree1325.44%
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Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,2511,610251
Black12787
Multiple Races3831
Hispanic88
Asian3

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.15%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,981$30,500$21,589
Less Than High School$16,490$16,779$
High School Grad$27,176$24,851$27,829
Some College$21,563$40,833$19,309
Bachelors Degree$35,313$$31,094
Graduate Degree$43,938$46,875$

$24,981

Average Earnings

$30,500

Average Male

$21,589

Average Female

Lancaster Language

Lancaster Language by Age

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Lancaster Language

99.92% of Lancaster residents speak only English, while 0.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.08% of the population.

Lancaster Poverty

Lancaster Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,4401,23435.87%
Black1584025.32%
Multiple843946.43%

35.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.76%

Male Poverty Rate

37.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Multiple, with 46.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Black, with 25.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.76%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.27%
Some College28.50%
High School25.48%
Bachelors or Greater6.94%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed81.44%
Female Unemployed61.40%
Female Employed21.97%
Male Employed13.82%

Lancaster Income

Lancaster Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,395$55,665
Families$41,607$50,046
Married Families$58,563-
Non Families$19,583$59,613
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Lancaster Marital Status

Lancaster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lancaster Married by Age and Sex

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Lancaster Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lancaster Marital Status by Race

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Lancaster Veterans

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146

Number of Veterans

146

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam41
Second Gulf War39
First Gulf War27
Korea8
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5439
65 to 7435
75+30
55 to 6423
18 to 3419
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1335.01%
Black138.61%

Lancaster Veterans by Education

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23.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster Employment Status

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54.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

13%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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83.30%

Born in Kentucky

99.35%

Native Born

0.65%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.35% of Lancaster residents were born in the United States, with 83.30% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,87070.18%
20193,86370.18%
20183,85680.21%
20173,84870.18%
20163,841260.68%
20153,815370.98%
20143,778-16-0.42%
20133,794-11-0.29%
20123,805200.53%
20113,785-26-0.68%
20103,811770.20%
20003,7343130.88%
19903,421560.17%
19803,3651350.41%
19703,2302090.67%
19603,0210.00%