Lancaster, Texas Population 2022

38,979
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Lancaster is a city located in Dallas County Texas. Lancaster has a 2020 population of 38,979. Lancaster is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually but its population has increased by 5.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,787 in 2010.

The average household income in Lancaster is $67,998 with a poverty rate of 16.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,193 per month, and the median house value is $154,900. The median age in Lancaster is 32.2 years, 29.3 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

Lancaster Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 72.09%
  • White: 22.17%
  • Two or more races: 2.41%
  • Other race: 2.39%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lancaster, Texas is 38,979 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,979.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,787.

Lancaster, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,70322.17%
Black or African American28,30772.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.11%
Asian3260.83%
Some Other Race9392.39%
Two or More Races9452.41%
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Lancaster Population by Race

Lancaster Population Pyramid 2022

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Lancaster Median Age

32.6


Total

31.4


Male

33.2


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 27,073 adults, (3,901 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster.

Lancaster Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster Sex Ratio

Female

21,773

55.45%

Male

17,491

44.55%

Lancaster Population by Age

Lancaster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lancaster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.7%23.3%
Male63.6%36.4%
All63.4%36.6%
Non Family61.8%38.2%
Female44.8%55.2%

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lancaster Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,6462.8563.4
Married5,3863.6176.7
Male7413.5863.6
Female3,5333.4244.8
Non Family3,9861.1661.8

3.44

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Lancaster Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8473.51%
9th to 12th Grade1,7797.38%
High School Graduate6,55727.21%
Some College6,83328.36%
Associates Degree2,58510.73%
Bachelors Degree3,61214.99%
Graduate Degree1,8847.82%
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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
Asian271207146
Black16,86715,6874,258
2+ Races631596150
White3,4743,138800
Other Race44534435
Hispanic3,0312,017228
Native American4444

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.87%.

Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,556$38,850$39,831
Less Than 9th Grade$22,723$23,795$
High School Graduate$31,697$31,462$32,067
Some College$39,792$42,310$38,669
Bachelors Degree$51,819$51,374$53,673
Graduate Degree$64,663$71,932$59,609

$39,556

Average Earnings

$38,850

Average Male

$39,831

Average Female

Lancaster Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lancaster Language by Age

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Lancaster Language

85.60% of Lancaster residents speak only English, while 14.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.11% of the population.

Lancaster Language

Lancaster Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,7602,17037.67%
Multiple93328530.55%
Black28,0453,74013.34%
White3,91241910.71%
Asian309268.41%
Other482NaN%

16.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.09%

Male Poverty Rate

17.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Hispanic, with 37.67% 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 4.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.47%.

Lancaster Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.84%
High School16.45%
Some College7.72%
Bachelors or Greater2.83%

Lancaster Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.66%
Male Unemployed17.16%
Female Employed6.43%
Female Unemployed26.47%

Lancaster Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lancaster Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,832$66,890
Families$65,758$72,668
Married Families$79,868-
Non Families$50,416$47,410
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Income by Household Type

Lancaster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

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 Marital Status

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2,415

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War554
First Gulf War658
Vietnam715
Korea36
World War II27

Lancaster Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34109
35 to 54736
55 to 64889
65 to 74507
75+174

Lancaster Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5478.57%
Black1,7309.01%
Other Race8217.52%
2+ Races568.10%
Hispanic2206.49%

Lancaster Veterans by Race

Lancaster Veterans by Education

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2.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster Veterans by Education

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71.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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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72.03%

Born in Lancaster

95.16%

Native Born

4.84%

Foreign Born

3.66%

Non Citizen

1.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.16% of Lancaster residents were born in the United States, with 72.03% having been born in Texas. 3.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lancaster Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19502,6320.00%
19607,5014,86911.04%
197010,5223,0213.44%
198014,8074,2853.48%
199022,1177,3104.09%
200025,8943,7771.59%
201036,78710,8933.57%
201137,3775901.60%
201237,9565791.55%
201338,2222660.70%
201438,6274051.06%
201538,9613340.86%
201639,1551940.50%
201739,4132580.66%
201839,311-102-0.26%
201939,228-83-0.21%
202039,145-83-0.21%
202139,062-83-0.21%
202238,979-83-0.21%

Lancaster Population by Year