Lancaster demographics profile

StatisticLancasterCaliforniaNational
Population159,65138,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,69323291
Median age31.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%46%43%
Speak English77%56%79%
Speak Spanish19%29%13%
Lancaster, CA has a population of 159,651 and is the 158th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,693 per sq mi which is 629% higher than the California average and 1769% higher than the national average. The median age in Lancaster is 32 which is approximately 12% lower than the California average of 36. In Lancaster, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 77% speak English and 19% speak Spanish. 71% of Lancaster residents were born in California, 15% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 13% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Lancaster is 629% higher than California.
  • The median age in Lancaster is 12% lower than California.
  • In Lancaster 63.40% of the population is White.
  • In Lancaster 21.35% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Lancaster 3.98% of the population is Asian.

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Lancaster population breakdown by race

RaceLancasterCaliforniaNational
White63.40%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American21.35%5.85%12.63%
Asian3.98%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.39%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.25%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race4.52%4.62%3.06%
Other race6.10%13.28%4.75%
In Lancaster, 38.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Lancaster, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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