Lancaster County, Virginia Population 2024

10,458

Lancaster County, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 10,458 with a growth rate of -1.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lancaster County, Virginia is the 114th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 11,362 and has seen a growth of -7.96% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,728-146-1.48%
20289,874-146-1.46%
202710,020-146-1.44%
202610,166-146-1.42%
202510,312-146-1.4%
202410,458-146-1.38%
202310,604-146-1.36%
202210,750-146-1.34%
202110,896-1-0.01%
202010,8972782.62%
201910,619-73-0.68%
201810,692-32-0.3%
201710,724-52-0.48%
201610,776-52-0.48%
201510,828-35-0.32%
201410,863-97-0.89%
201310,960-165-1.48%
201211,125-151-1.34%
201111,276-86-0.76%
201011,362
199010,8967677.57%
198010,1291,00310.99%
19709,126-48-0.52%
19609,1745346.18%
19508,640-146-1.66%
19408,786-110-1.24%
19308,896-861-8.82%
19209,75750.05%
19109,7528038.97%
19008,9491,75824.45%
18907,1911,03116.74%
18806,16080515.03%
18705,3552043.96%
18605,1514439.41%
18504,708801.73%
18404,628-173-3.6%
18304,801-716-12.98%
18205,517-75-1.34%
18105,5922174.04%
18005,375-263-4.66%
17905,638-4,090-42.04%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.38% (-146)
County Website
Lancaster County
County Seat
2010 Population
11,362
Area
133 mi²
Density
79 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-7.96% (-904)
Founded
1651

Lancaster County, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,30467.22%
Black or African American2,99627.57%
Two or more races3202.94%
Other race1861.71%
Asian540.5%
Native American60.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lancaster County, Virginia Population by Race

Lancaster County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Lancaster County, Virginia Median Age

59.2

Total

57.5

Male

60.1

Female

Lancaster County, Virginia Adults

There are 9,271 adults, (4,277 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster County, Virginia.

Lancaster County, Virginia Age Dependency

117.6

Age Dependency Ratio

85.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female5,54150.99%
Male5,32549.01%

Lancaster County, Virginia Population by Age

Lancaster County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,2382.0382.217.8
Non Family2,5001.0778.121.9
Married2,2942.6491.68.4
Female3814.2454.645.4
Male634.1366.733.3
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2.86

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

82.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lancaster County, Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lancaster County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lancaster County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.98%.

Lancaster County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,626

Average Earnings

$42,309

Average Male

$34,774

Average Female

Lancaster County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lancaster County, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lancaster County, Virginia Language

95.21% of Lancaster County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.64% of the population.

Lancaster County, Virginia Language

Lancaster County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,95384228.51%
White7,0365718.12%
Multiple3187623.9%
Hispanic2494216.87%
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14%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.83%

Male Poverty Rate

17.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Virginia is Black, with 28.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Virginia is White, with 8.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.7%.

Lancaster County, Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.97%
High School13.85%
Some College11.77%
Bachelors or Greater3.73%
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Lancaster County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20.83%
Female Unemployed15.34%
Female Employed12.61%
Male Employed4.13%
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Lancaster County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lancaster County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lancaster County, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Lancaster County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lancaster County, Virginia 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 55-64.

Lancaster County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lancaster County, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,272

Number of Veterans

1,229

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

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Lancaster County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Lancaster County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Lancaster County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Lancaster County, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster County, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.4%

Labor Force Participation

41.7%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster County, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lancaster County, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lancaster County, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.28%

Born in Lancaster County, Virginia

95.44%

Native Born

4.56%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

3.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.44% of Lancaster County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 63.28% having been born in Virginia. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lancaster County, Virginia Place of Birth

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