Income/capita 36%
Household income 14%
Unemployment 7%
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Income per capita$19,212$31,458$29,829
Median household income$47,684$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,617$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,380$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$39,335$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$30,464$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level24.2%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lancaster is 36% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Lancaster is 14% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lancaster is 7% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lancaster is 60% higher than the national average

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      Lancaster median earnings by income bracket

      Lancaster employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.0%0.6%
      Manufacturing sector13.0%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services1.8%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services15.1%13.8%
      Public administration8.8%6.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.7%2.0%
      Education, health & social services14.6%41.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Agua Dulce, CA3,541$104,86189.5%
      Acton, CA7,170$91,16864.8%
      Leona Valley, CA1,582$83,19450.4%
      Rosamond, CA19,672$61,61611.4%
      Quartz Hill, CA10,291$56,0631.3%
      Lancaster, CA159,651$47,68413.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Barrie, ON159,618n/a 
      Coquitlam, BC159,980n/a 
      Abbotsford, BC160,174n/a 
      Peoria, AZ158,677$66,16319.6%
      Corona, CA161,614$72,30930.7%
      Lancaster, CA159,651$47,68413.8%
      Source: The Lancaster, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).