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Income/capita 13%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 3%
IndexLancasterKansasNational
Income per capita$25,893$28,478$29,829
Median household income$51,750$53,571$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,000$67,823$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,875$32,780$35,192
Median earnings male$36,250$36,604$36,919
Median earnings female$30,357$24,737$26,250
Unemployment rate4.8%3.5%4.7%
Poverty level7.1%13.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lancaster is 13% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Lancaster is 6% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lancaster is 3% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lancaster is 53% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $34,496$51,750$103,500
      City
      $35,710$53,571$107,142
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Lancaster median earnings by income bracket

      Lancaster employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry29.1%4.4%
      Manufacturing sector34.5%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%5.9%
      Wholesale & retail services3.6%4.4%
      Public administration12.7%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%0.0%
      Education, health & social services1.8%60.3%
      Other12.7%19.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Denton, KS188$70,62528%
      Everest, KS305$52,7275%
      Nortonville, KS510$50,00010%
      Lewis and Clark Village, MO136$49,10711%
      Willis, KS31$47,50014%
      Lancaster, KS254$51,7506%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Twin Forks, NM254$98,72378%
      Severy, KS254$31,12544%
      Plattville, IL254$90,31363%
      King William, VA254$80,85946%
      Freeman Spur, IL254$48,00013%
      Lancaster, KS254$51,7506%
      Source: The Lancaster, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).