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Lancaster, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 3,542 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 37.6144 and longitude -84.5832 in Garrard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lancaster (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Garrard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The City of Lancaster (GNIS ID: 2404880) 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.

Kentucky 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 Lancaster Division of Garrard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lancaster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lancaster: Wallaces Crossroads.

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Lancaster, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,542
Population in Households 3,490
Population in Familes 2,803
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 1,643
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,460
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 969
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,657 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 920 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 539 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $117,895
Average Home Value $138,399


Median Household Income $36,877
Average Household Income $47,655
Per Capita Income $19,734
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.04%
Households 0.31% 0.05%
Families 1.17% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lancaster, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 109 80th
Population Density1 # 145 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 148 73rd
Median Household Income # 322 41st
Per Capita Income # 329 39th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.