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Lancaster, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 3,597 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lancaster: Wallaces Crossroads.

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Lancaster, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,597
Daytime Population: Workers 1,348
Daytime Population: Residents 2,135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,483
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 3,544
Population in Familes 2,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 1,668
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $36,986
Average Household Income $49,059
Per Capita Income $20,279


Total Housing Units 1,667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 942 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 539 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $126,048
Average Home Value $144,601


Total Households 1,481
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 984
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.44%
Households 0.47% 0.44%
Families 1.22% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 2017 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 Density # 143 74th
Diversity Index # 158 71st
Median Household Income # 335 38th
Per Capita Income # 345 36th

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