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A+ Lancaster Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Lancaster Cost of Living Cost of living is 24% lower than New York
Lancaster
9010% less expensive than the US average
New York
11919% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lancaster cost of living
D+ Lancaster Crime Total crime is 31% higher than New York
Total crime
2,44411% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4111% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Lancaster crime
D Lancaster Employment Household income is 18% lower than New York
Median household income
$49,64710% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,2975% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%17% higher than the US average
Lancaster employment
C- Lancaster Housing Home value is 57% lower than New York
Median home value
$123,20033% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$64632% lower than the US average
Home ownership
72%13% higher than the US average
Lancaster real estate or Lancaster rentals
B+ Lancaster Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than New York
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
61%23% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Lancaster K-12 schools

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Compare Lancaster, NY Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lancaster, NY

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Central Business District, Buffalo8410.41,537
South Abbott, Buffalo838.33,622
South Park, Buffalo839.66,430
University, Buffalo818.55,400
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Albright, Buffalo7910.42,910
Starin Central, Buffalo779.15,695
Park Meadow, Buffalo7610.23,327
Cold Spring, Buffalo759.7533

Best Cities Near Lancaster, NY

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Williamsville, NY835.45,269
Clarence, NY836.42,927
Youngstown, NY8330.61,862
Harris Hill, NY8255,761
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
East Aurora, NY829.66,209
Orchard Park, NY8210.23,197
Billington Heights, NY818.31,358
Tonawanda, NY8113.557,844
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Lancaster, NY: A Slice of Real New York Life

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Community8/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping7/10
You've got to hand it to Lancaster New York. Even with a less-than-impressive crime rate and a slumping job market, this place still manages to be a pretty decent place to call home. I have been a resident of Lancaster for 17 years now and even with its flaws I still consider it one of the best areas in New York. No place is perfect, but the people here rally together and keep our community upbeat, clean, respectable, and welcoming. Our schools are a shining example of what an educational system should be. Our graduation rates are decent, and our dropout rate is low. I raised my family here, they are raising their families here, and we are all happy here.


There are some pretty awesome things to do in and around Lancaster for fun. We have Fly Buffalo New York aerial tours and flight instructions, Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square, Walden Pond Park, the Lancaster Opera House, and any number of bars and restaurants where you can throw back a few cold ones with friends and enjoy a great meal.

Bottom line: if you're looking for perfection it ain't in Lancaster. But a good, quiet life with great people is.
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Source: The Lancaster, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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