Lancaster, Ohio Population 2020

41,192

Lancaster is a city located in Ohio. With a 2020 population of 41,192, it is the 30th largest city in Ohio and the 952nd largest city in the United States. Lancaster is currently growing at a rate of 0.95% annually and its population has increased by 6.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,780 in 2010. Spanning over 19 miles, Lancaster has a population density of 2,185 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lancaster is $55,743 with a poverty rate of 19.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $791 per month, and the median house value is $121,300. The median age in Lancaster is 40 years, 38.2 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.3 males.

Lancaster Demographics

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

  • White: 94.22%
  • Two or more races: 3.01%
  • Black or African American: 1.78%
  • Asian: 0.58%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lancaster, Ohio is 41,192, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,414.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 38,780.

Lancaster, Ohio Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,63394.22%
Two or More Races1,2043.01%
Black or African American7121.78%
Asian2300.58%
Some Other Race880.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native750.19%

Lancaster Population Pyramid 2020

Lancaster Median Age

40


Total

38.2


Male

42.1


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 31,192 adults, (7,067 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster.

Lancaster Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster Sex Ratio

Female

20,456

51.21%

Male

19,486

48.79%

Lancaster Households and Families

Lancaster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lancaster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.9%26.1%
All54.3%45.7%
Male45.8%54.2%
Non Family43.6%56.4%
Female27.5%72.5%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,2552.454.3
Married6,7243.0873.9
Non Family6,4551.2343.6
Female2,0403.2327.5
Male1,0363.5945.8

3.01

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lancaster Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6572.36%
9th to 12th Grade2,5679.23%
High School Graduate11,22240.37%
Some College6,08521.89%
Associates Degree2,6499.53%
Bachelors Degree3,04810.96%
Graduate Degree1,5735.66%

Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,40023,3184,352
Black45642573
Hispanic45337072
Multiple Races37034250
Asian19018580
Other Race887826
Native American4539

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.37%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.11%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,060$40,344$25,884
Less Than High School$19,529$22,302$15,856
High School Grad$31,452$36,450$23,813
Some College$31,484$41,069$24,471
Bachelors Degree$43,920$54,583$38,778
Graduate Degree$63,913$80,795$55,313

$33,060

Average Earnings

$40,344

Average Male

$25,884

Average Female

Lancaster Language

Lancaster Language by Age

Lancaster Language

98.00% of Lancaster residents speak only English, while 2.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.05% of the population.

Lancaster Poverty

Lancaster Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,2906,72518.53%
Hispanic85631536.80%
Multiple1,18325421.47%
Black63723036.11%
Native752938.67%
Asian218146.42%
Other881011.36%

19.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.78%

Male Poverty Rate

19.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Native, with 38.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Asian, with 6.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.29%
High School18.04%
Some College12.69%
Bachelors or Greater4.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.22%
Male Unemployed31.87%
Female Employed11.94%
Male Employed6.95%

Lancaster Income

Lancaster Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,881$55,743
Families$56,609$65,632
Married Families$67,227-
Non Families$24,958$36,841

Lancaster Marital Status

Lancaster Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lancaster Married by Age and Sex

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

Lancaster Veterans

3,030

Number of Veterans

2,731

Male Veterans

299

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam929
First Gulf War574
Korea382
Second Gulf War346
World War II70
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9379.89%
Black4810.21%
2 or More457.22%
Hispanic183.47%

$Lancaster Veterans by Education

15.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster Employment Status

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

81.71%

Born in Ohio

98.62%

Native Born

1.38%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.62% of Lancaster residents were born in the United States, with 81.71% having been born in Ohio. 0.37% 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
202041,1923890.95%
201940,8033890.96%
201840,4141810.45%
201740,2333890.98%
201639,8441710.43%
201539,6731090.28%
201439,5642860.73%
201339,2784611.19%
201238,817-66-0.17%
201138,883930.24%
201038,7903,4550.94%
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%