Lancaster, Texas Population 2021

39,062
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Lancaster is a city located in Dallas County Texas. With a 2020 population of 39,062, it is the 87th largest city in Texas and the 1011th largest city in the United States . Lancaster is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually but its population has increased by 7.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,361 in 2010. Lancaster reached it's highest population of 39,413 in 2017. Spanning over 33 miles, Lancaster has a population density of 1,175 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lancaster is $67,998 with a poverty rate of 16.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,074 per month, and the median house value is $136,700. 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 Lancaster was:

  • Black or African American: 70.25%
  • White: 23.06%
  • Other race: 3.34%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lancaster, Texas is 39,062 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 39,311.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,361.

Lancaster, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American27,54870.25%
White9,04223.06%
Some Other Race1,3113.34%
Two or More Races8882.26%
Asian2920.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native1330.34%
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Lancaster Population by Race

Lancaster Population Pyramid $2021

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Lancaster Median Age

32.2


Total

29.3


Male

34.2


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 26,977 adults, (3,555 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster.

Lancaster Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster Sex Ratio

Female

21,056

53.70%

Male

18,158

46.30%

Lancaster Population by Age

Lancaster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lancaster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.6%25.4%
All57.6%42.4%
Non Family55.8%44.2%
Male48.2%51.8%
Female35.5%64.5%

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lancaster Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,3082.9257.6
Married5,3973.774.6
Non Family3,4881.1555.8
Female3,4293.3235.5
Male9943.4748.2

3.44

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

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Lancaster Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9083.85%
9th to 12th Grade1,8127.69%
High School Graduate6,76228.69%
Some College7,24030.72%
Associates Degree2,0188.56%
Bachelors Degree3,11113.20%
Graduate Degree1,7157.28%
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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
Black16,24715,2533,541
Hispanic3,6842,347316
White2,9672,686780
Other Race58747928
2+ Races444403151
Asian26418381
Native American11371

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 34.01%.

Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,363$39,566$37,462
Less Than 9th Grade$26,741$30,176$20,547
High School Graduate$31,459$34,549$29,828
Some College$39,057$42,980$35,996
Bachelors Degree$50,978$56,335$48,824
Graduate Degree$57,391$66,834$55,082

$38,363

Average Earnings

$39,566

Average Male

$37,462

Average Female

Lancaster Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lancaster Language by Age

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Lancaster Language

81.44% of Lancaster residents speak only English, while 18.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.17% of the population.

Lancaster Language

Lancaster Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black27,1683,80914.02%
Hispanic7,1602,07428.97%
Other1,29967551.96%
White3,24832910.13%
Multiple88411412.90%
Asian2773613.00%

16.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.23%

Male Poverty Rate

16.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Other, with 51.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is White, with 10.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.45%.

Lancaster Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.51%
High School15.41%
Some College8.11%
Bachelors or Greater3.07%

Lancaster Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed24.25%
Male Unemployed17.80%
Female Employed7.73%
Male Employed6.46%

Lancaster Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lancaster Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,259$67,998
Families$62,778$73,476
Married Families$80,995-
Non Families$37,897$46,313
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Income by Household Type

Lancaster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

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 Marital Status

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2,245

Number of Veterans

1,918

Male Veterans

327

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War750
Second Gulf War627
Vietnam594
Korea102
World War II40

Lancaster Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54869
65 to 74432
55 to 64429
75+289
18 to 34226

Lancaster Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,6358.76%
White4516.84%
Hispanic2696.31%
Other Race12018.55%
2+ Races395.73%

Lancaster Veterans by Race

Lancaster Veterans by Education

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3.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster Veterans by Education

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71.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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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74.91%

Born in Lancaster

93.67%

Native Born

6.33%

Foreign Born

4.84%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.67% of Lancaster residents were born in the United States, with 74.91% having been born in Texas. 4.84% 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

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

Lancaster Population by Year