Lancaster, Texas Population 2020

40,017

Lancaster is a city located in Dallas County, Texas. With a 2020 population of 40,017, it is the 85th largest city in Texas and the 982nd largest city in the United States. Lancaster is currently growing at a rate of 0.68% annually and its population has increased by 10.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,361 in 2010. Spanning over 33 miles, Lancaster has a population density of 1,204 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lancaster is $64,080 with a poverty rate of 17.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,027 per month, and the median house value is $121,600. The median age in Lancaster is 32.3 years, 29.7 years for males, and 33.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.3 males.

Lancaster Tx Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 68.64%
  • White: 23.69%
  • Other race: 3.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.15%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.31%
The current population of Lancaster, Texas is 40,017, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 39,477. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,361.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American26,88068.64%
White9,27723.69%
Some Other Race1,3043.33%
Two or More Races1,2323.15%
Asian2250.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1210.31%

Lancaster Tx Population Pyramid 2020

Lancaster Tx Median Age

32.3


Total

29.7


Male

33.6


Female

Lancaster Tx Adults

There are 26,599 adults, (3,387 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster Tx.

Lancaster Tx Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster Tx Sex Ratio

Female

21,488

54.87%

Male

17,674

45.13%

Lancaster Tx Households and Families

Lancaster Tx Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lancaster Tx Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.8%23.2%
All59.6%40.4%
Non Family58.1%41.9%
Male49%51%
Female38%62%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1772.9459.6
Married5,3133.776.8
Female3,5903.4838
Non Family3,4741.1558.1
Male8003.2849

3.51

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lancaster Tx Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9634.16%
9th to 12th Grade2,1659.36%
High School Graduate6,89529.80%
Some College6,72429.06%
Associates Degree1,9448.40%
Bachelors Degree3,02813.09%
Graduate Degree1,4196.13%

Lancaster Tx Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black15,66514,5033,214
Hispanic3,6742,113282
White3,1642,906748
Multiple Races587464199
Other Race55044627
Asian19515381
Native American10670
Islander3838

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.54%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,582$37,128$34,117
Less Than High School$25,078$28,229$19,417
High School Grad$30,641$32,763$27,199
Some College$36,200$41,153$33,093
Bachelors Degree$49,013$54,207$48,313
Graduate Degree$54,229$67,153$52,126

$35,582

Average Earnings

$37,128

Average Male

$34,117

Average Female

Lancaster Tx Language

Lancaster Tx Language by Age

Lancaster Tx Language

80.63% of Lancaster Tx residents speak only English, while 19.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.04% of the population.

Lancaster Tx Poverty

Lancaster Tx Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black26,6153,80714.30%
Hispanic7,5932,38031.34%
Other1,29058145.04%
White3,38638211.28%
Multiple1,22828122.88%
Islander12111090.91%
Asian2124621.70%
Native1232016.26%

17.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.83%

Male Poverty Rate

17.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster Tx

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster Tx is Islander, with 90.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster Tx is White, with 11.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.87%
High School14.26%
Some College9.03%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.32%
Male Unemployed19.13%
Female Employed9.59%
Male Employed7.29%

Lancaster Tx Income

Lancaster Tx Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,311$64,080
Families$61,084$69,990
Married Families$77,507-
Non Families$34,648$41,736

Lancaster Tx Marital Status

Lancaster Tx Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lancaster Tx Married by Age and Sex

Lancaster Tx 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 Tx Marital Status by Race

Lancaster Tx Veterans

2,083

Number of Veterans

1,779

Male Veterans

304

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War781
Vietnam658
Second Gulf War486
Korea88
World War II30
Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,5688.72%
White4126.06%
Hispanic2124.78%
Other8012.64%
2 or More232.78%

$Lancaster Tx Veterans by Education

3.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster Tx Employment Status

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster Tx 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

74.47%

Born in Texas

93.04%

Native Born

6.96%

Foreign Born

5.12%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.04% of Lancaster Tx residents were born in the United States, with 74.47% having been born in Texas. 5.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202040,0172700.68%
201939,7472700.68%
201839,477150.04%
201739,4622700.69%
201639,1921980.51%
201538,9943370.87%
201438,6574151.09%
201338,2422710.71%
201237,9715871.57%
201137,3845951.62%
201036,78910,8953.57%
200025,8943,7771.59%
199022,1177,3104.09%
198014,8074,2853.48%
197010,5223,0213.44%
19607,5014,86911.04%
19502,6320.00%