Lancaster, New York Population 2020

43,438
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Lancaster is a city located in New York. Lancaster has a 2020 population of 43,438. Lancaster is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 4.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,711 in 2010.

The average household income in Lancaster is $90,218 with a poverty rate of 5.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $794 per month, and the median house value is $182,400. The median age in Lancaster is 42.8 years, 40.6 years for males, and 44.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.5 males.

Lancaster Demographics

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

  • White: 96.22%
  • Black or African American: 1.84%
  • Two or more races: 0.67%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lancaster, New York is 43,438, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 43,270.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 41,711.

Lancaster, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,32596.22%
Black or African American7891.84%
Two or More Races2890.67%
Asian2250.52%
Some Other Race1880.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native1320.31%
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Lancaster Population Pyramid 2020

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Lancaster Median Age

42.8


Total

40.6


Male

44.9


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 33,820 adults, (7,067 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster.

Lancaster Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster Sex Ratio

Female

21,970

51.15%

Male

20,978

48.85%

Lancaster Households and Families

Lancaster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lancaster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94%6%
All76.4%23.6%
Male67.6%32.4%
Female61.8%38.2%
Non Family55.8%44.2%

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,8512.3776.4
Married9,1823.0294
Non Family6,3021.2255.8
Female1,7742.9461.8
Male5932.8667.6

2.94

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lancaster Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4831.59%
9th to 12th Grade8142.67%
High School Graduate9,60531.53%
Some College5,52718.14%
Associates Degree3,99513.11%
Bachelors Degree5,76018.91%
Graduate Degree4,28214.06%
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Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,37628,1659,579
Black447423255
Hispanic41037687
Asian144125102
Multiple Races928328
Native American8155
Other Race6464

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.83%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,133$55,284$38,868
Less Than High School$22,000$30,938$
High School Grad$36,744$45,536$24,609
Some College$40,348$45,533$34,526
Bachelors Degree$62,771$73,880$43,856
Graduate Degree$65,000$84,082$55,928

$47,133

Average Earnings

$55,284

Average Male

$38,868

Average Female

Lancaster Language

Lancaster Language by Age

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Lancaster Language

95.37% of Lancaster residents speak only English, while 4.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.98% of the population.

Lancaster Poverty

Lancaster Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,9911,7674.42%
Hispanic1,01137336.89%
Other18811259.57%
Black7728511.01%
Native1327657.58%
Asian2254419.56%
Multiple271269.59%

5.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.29%

Male Poverty Rate

6.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Other, with 59.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is White, with 4.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.72%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.08%
High School5.20%
Some College4.55%
Bachelors or Greater2.35%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.63%
Female Unemployed18.51%
Female Employed4.77%
Male Employed1.88%

Lancaster Income

Lancaster Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,985$90,218
Families$94,192$109,049
Married Families$108,520-
Non Families$41,048$52,479
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Lancaster Marital Status

Lancaster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

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 Over 65, 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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2,820

Number of Veterans

2,682

Male Veterans

138

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam905
Second Gulf War467
First Gulf War424
Korea296
World War II129
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54761
65 to 74750
75+611
55 to 64415
18 to 34283
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7878.49%
Black336.68%
Hispanic142.66%

Lancaster Veterans by Education

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2.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster Employment Status

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70.1%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202043,438840.19%
201943,354840.19%
201843,270840.19%
201743,1862860.67%
201642,9001430.33%
201542,7571610.38%
201442,5962010.47%
201342,3952990.71%
201242,0961440.34%
201141,9522410.58%
201041,7110.00%