Lancaster, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Lancaster, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 3,527 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lancaster: Wallaces Crossroads.

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


Total Population 3,527
Population in Households 3,474
Population in Familes 2,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 1,636
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $35,872
Average Household Income $50,252
Per Capita Income $20,766


Total Housing Units 1,661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 968 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $127,727
Average Home Value $148,941


Total Households 1,453
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 961
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 0.16% 0.25%
Households 0.18% 0.27%
Families 0.78% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.34%

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, 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 # 109 80th
Population Density # 145 73rd
Diversity Index # 164 70th
Median Household Income # 365 33rd
Per Capita Income # 353 35th

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