Lancaster, Ohio Population 2022

40,643
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Lancaster is a city located in Fairfield County Ohio. Lancaster has a 2020 population of 40,643. It is also the county seat of Fairfield County. Lancaster is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 4.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,794 in 2010.

The average household income in Lancaster is $57,154 with a poverty rate of 18.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $797 per month, and the median house value is $125,900. The median age in Lancaster is 39.5 years, 37.6 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Lancaster Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lancasterwas:

  • White: 93.30%
  • Two or more races: 3.61%
  • Black or African American: 2.20%
  • Asian: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lancaster, Ohio is 40,643 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,643.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 38,794.

Lancaster, Ohio Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,46793.30%
Two or More Races1,4513.61%
Black or African American8852.20%
Asian1990.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native940.23%
Some Other Race630.16%
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Lancaster Population by Race

Lancaster Population Pyramid $2022

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Lancaster Median Age

39.5


Total

37.6


Male

41.7


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 31,307 adults, (7,404 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster.

Lancaster Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster Sex Ratio

Female

20,471

50.97%

Male

19,688

49.03%

Lancaster Population by Age

Lancaster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lancaster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female30.1%69.9%
Non Family43.4%56.6%
Male44.3%55.7%
All55.3%44.7%
Married77.3%22.7%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lancaster Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,3692.3955.3
Non Family6,6981.3143.4
Married6,5493.177.3
Female2,1513.230.1
Male9713.3244.3

3.01

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Lancaster Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6222.22%
9th to 12th Grade2,4188.64%
High School Graduate11,33140.48%
Some College5,97021.33%
Associates Degree2,6539.48%
Bachelors Degree3,26111.65%
Graduate Degree1,7386.21%
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Lancaster Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26,35323,4304,618
Black588539102
2+ Races545522103
Hispanic429399121
Asian16115662
Native American5141
Other Race514444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 86.27%.

Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,560$39,715$26,941
Less Than 9th Grade$20,944$26,364$15,718
High School Graduate$29,855$34,375$23,952
Some College$30,763$40,655$25,349
Bachelors Degree$47,457$52,179$41,928
Graduate Degree$60,606$66,458$51,830

$33,560

Average Earnings

$39,715

Average Male

$26,941

Average Female

Lancaster Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lancaster Language by Age

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Lancaster Language

97.95% of Lancaster residents speak only English, while 2.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.93% of the population.

Lancaster Language

Lancaster Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,1306,42417.78%
Hispanic79127534.77%
Multiple1,40325217.96%
Black75624332.14%
Asian1792212.29%
Native942223.40%
Other19NaN%

18.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.77%

Male Poverty Rate

19.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Hispanic, with 34.77% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.03%.

Lancaster Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.07%
High School18.15%
Some College13.63%
Bachelors or Greater4.10%

Lancaster Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.75%
Male Unemployed28.57%
Female Employed12.79%
Male Employed6.44%

Lancaster Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lancaster Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,720$57,154
Families$57,483$67,194
Married Families$68,082-
Non Families$26,051$39,544
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Income by Household Type

Lancaster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

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 55-64.

Lancaster Marital Status by Race

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Lancaster Marital Status

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2,876

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam889
First Gulf War440
Second Gulf War361
Korea338
World War II95

Lancaster Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+747
35 to 54670
65 to 74633
55 to 64607
18 to 34219

Lancaster Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7469.28%
Black7412.48%
2+ Races567.28%

Lancaster Veterans by Race

Lancaster Veterans by Education

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14.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster Veterans by Education

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57.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster Employment by Age

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Lancaster Employment by Race

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Lancaster Employment by Education

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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81.78%

Born in Lancaster

98.73%

Native Born

1.27%

Foreign Born

0.55%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.73% of Lancaster residents were born in the United States, with 81.78% having been born in Ohio. 0.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lancaster Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202240,643460.11%
202140,597460.11%
202040,551460.11%
201940,505460.11%
201840,4591960.49%
201740,2633890.98%
201639,8741920.48%
201539,6821210.31%
201439,5612830.72%
201339,2784551.17%
201238,823-67-0.17%
201138,890960.25%
201038,7943,4590.94%
200035,3358280.24%
199034,507-446-0.13%
198034,9532,0420.60%
197032,9112,9950.96%
196029,9165,7362.15%
195024,1802,2400.98%
194021,9403,2241.60%
193018,7164,0102.44%
192014,7061,6131.17%
191013,0934,1023.83%
19008,9911,4361.76%
18907,5557521.05%
18806,8032,0783.71%
18704,7254220.94%
18604,3038202.14%
18503,4832110.63%
18403,2720.00%

Lancaster Population by Year