Lancaster, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Lancaster, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 168,849 as of July 1, 2018. Lancaster ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 34.698 and longitude -118.1367 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lancaster encompass a land area of 94.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,359 feet.

The City of Lancaster (GNIS ID: 2411620) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lancaster is located within North Antelope Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

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Lancaster, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 168,849
Population in Households 160,444
Population in Familes 137,295
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,405
Population Density2 1,791
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $53,960
Average Household Income $72,611
Per Capita Income $22,136


Total Housing Units 53,818 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,928 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,612 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,278 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $248,922
Average Home Value $330,356


Total Households 49,540
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 36,695
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.91% 0.64%
Households 0.64% 0.5%
Families 0.58% 0.55%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Lancaster, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 98th
Population Density # 636 58th
Diversity Index # 153 90th
Median Household Income # 899 41st
Per Capita Income # 1116 26th

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