Population: 38,426Median home value: $104,500 74 Ranks better than 79% of areas
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B Lancaster Amenities Some amenities close to this location
B Lancaster Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lancaster cost of living
F Lancaster Crime Total crime is 25% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,74536% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2736% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-18%Year over year crime is down
Lancaster crime
D- Lancaster Employment Household income is 6% lower than Texas
Median household income
$51,3827% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,35128% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%21% higher than the US average
Lancaster employment
B+ Lancaster Housing Home value is 27% lower than Texas
Median home value
$104,50043% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$948equal to the US average
Home ownership
61%5% lower than the US average
Lancaster real estate or Lancaster rentals
A- Lancaster Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
65%32% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Lancaster K-12 schools or Lancaster colleges

Living in Lancaster, TX

Lancaster is a mid-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 38,426 residents. In Lancaster, the most common ethnic group is Black or African American with a total of 69%. This is followed by 26% White and 0% Asian ethnic groups. With an average age of 33 years old, Lancaster could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Lancaster could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Lancaster and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

The livability score in Lancaster is 74/100 and the city is ranked in the 79th percentile of all cities across America. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Lancaster has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (B), cost of living (B), weather (B-), education (A-) and housing (B+). Lancaster does not score well for the following: crime (F) and employment (D-). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lancaster, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Lancaster has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Lancaster is actually affordable. The median home price for Lancaster homes is $104,500, which is 26.8% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lancaster, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 23.1% lower than the Texas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Lancaster area were 15.8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 12.3%.

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Compare Lancaster, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lancaster, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Winnetka Heights, Dallas7811.765,571
Government District, Dallas7812.9850
Wolf Creek, Dallas746.736,321
Southwest Dallas, Dallas7210.2105,590
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cedar Crest, Dallas72963,686
Southeast Dallas, Dallas7110.4134,095
Oak Cliff, Dallas7111.532,091
Five Mile Creek, Dallas708.96,598

Best Cities Near Lancaster, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Allen, TX9436.294,710
Keller, TX9235.244,250
Coppell, TX9128.640,631
Plano, TX9129.8279,088
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bedford, TX9027.348,864
North Richland Hills, TX9031.367,994
Carrollton, TX9028.3129,266
Richardson, TX9024.7108,350
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Nice Place to Live

I moved to Lancaster from Maryland five years ago with my husband. The city is nice and we purchased a one acre property for a reasonable price, something unheard of in the DC area. Our quality of life is much less stressful now and Lancaster is an excellent community.
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Lancaster, Texas Features The Best Of All Worlds

Lancaster, Texas is a small town inside of the Dallas Metroplex, giving it a small town feel close to all the amenities of a major city like Dallas. The city contains a wide range of outdoor activities, shopping, and major city attractions. It really is a good place to live no matter if you prefer the outdoors or the big city life.

For those who love the outdoors, Lancaster features the Ten Mile Creek, which has a number of tributaries great for fishing, rafting, canoeing, and more. The city is also located in the Blackland Region, which has a number of large farms and agricultural industries. There are a wide number of outdoor experiences in nearby Dallas as well including the Dallas Zoo, Katy Trail, and the Trinity River Project.

Within 30 minutes drive from Lancaster, you can be in downtown Dallas, and enjoy the great shopping centers and nightlife that is available there. For sports fans, Dallas features teams from all major sports including the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Dallas Stars.
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Source: The Lancaster, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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