Lancaster, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Lancaster, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Lancaster had a population of 10,054 as of July 1, 2018. Lancaster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 42.9006 and longitude -78.6703 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lancaster (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Village of Lancaster (GNIS ID: 2390930) 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.

The Village of Lancaster is located within Town of Lancaster, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lancaster: De-as-gwah-da-ga-neh, Ga-squen-da-geh.

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


Total Population 10,054
Population in Households 9,908
Population in Familes 7,591
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density2 3,726
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $54,216
Average Household Income $67,467
Per Capita Income $30,335


Total Housing Units 4,808 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,030 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,422 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 356 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $129,730
Average Home Value $136,881


Total Households 4,452
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 2,589
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.35% -0.19%
Households -0.27% -0.15%
Families -0.49% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Lancaster, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 191 84th
Population Density # 210 83rd
Diversity Index # 1017 15th
Median Household Income # 775 35th
Per Capita Income # 687 43rd

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