Lancaster, CA

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2021 Population
171,820
8.96% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
33.3
0% 1-year change
2021 Poverty Rate
19.9%
1.48% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$61,454
5.21% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$303,400
8.24% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
63,871
9.46% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Lancaster, CA had a population of 172k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $61,454. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Lancaster, CA grew from 157,697 to 171,820, a 8.96% increase and its median household income grew from $58,413 to $61,454, a 5.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lancaster, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (27.3%), White (Hispanic) (21.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20%), Other (Hispanic) (11.7%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (10.4%).

None of the households in Lancaster, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.1% of the residents in Lancaster, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lancaster, CA are Antelope Valley Community College District (3,186 degrees awarded in 2021), High Desert Medical College (484002) (595 degrees), and University of Antelope Valley (284 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Lancaster, CA was $303,400, and the homeownership rate was 55%.

Most people in Lancaster, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lancaster, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lancaster, CA is home to a population of 172k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2021, 11.6% of Lancaster, CA residents were born outside of the country (19.9k people).

In 2021, there were 1.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.9k people) in Lancaster, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.8k White (Hispanic) and 34.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.1%
2021 Citizenship
95.4%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 95.1% of Lancaster, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Lancaster, CA was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lancaster, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.9k ± 2.47k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    36.8k ± 2.79k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    34.3k ± 1.94k
44.8%
Hispanic Population
77.1k people

In 2021, there were 1.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.9k people) in Lancaster, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.8k White (Hispanic) and 34.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

44.8% of the people in Lancaster, CA are hispanic (77.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lancaster, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,959,545 ± 46,338 people
  2. Philippines
    828,655 ± 22,113 people
  3. China
    680,942 ± 20,084 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,959,545 California residents, followed by Philippines with 828,655 and China with 680,942.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
19.9k people
11.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
17.5k people

As of 2021, 11.6% of Lancaster, CA residents (19.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lancaster, CA was 11.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,265 ± 399
  2. Vietnam
    1,896 ± 328
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,129 ± 281

Lancaster, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lancaster, CA employs 63.9k people. The largest industries in Lancaster, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,313 people), Educational Services (7,287 people), and Manufacturing (6,734 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,938), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,361), and Public Administration ($67,418).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,050. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

63.9k
2021 Value
± 2,368
9.46%
1 Year growth
± 4.7%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lancaster, CA grew at a rate of 9.46%, from 58.3k employees to 63.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lancaster, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,346 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,753 people), and Management Occupations (5,026 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lancaster, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63.9k
2021 Value
± 2,368
9.46%
1 Year growth
± 4.7%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lancaster, CA grew at a rate of 9.46%, from 58.3k employees to 63.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lancaster, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,313 people), Educational Services (7,287 people), and Manufacturing (6,734 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lancaster, CA, though some of these residents may live in Lancaster, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,036
Median earning men ± $1,431
$38,790
Median earning women ± $1,491

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($80,849), Manufacturing ($62,568), and Wholesale Trade ($57,533).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Manufacturing ($53,534), Wholesale Trade ($53,250), and Public Administration ($52,952).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in California. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $405B
  2. $159B
  3. $155B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $405B, followed by Mixed freight ($159B) and Pharmaceuticals ($155B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.21T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
109% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.21T. This is expected to increase 109% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $84.4B
  2. $44.8B
  3. $40.6B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $84.4B, followed by Arizona with $44.8B and Ohio and $40.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 18, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Lancaster, CA awarded 4,424 degrees. The student population of Lancaster, CA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 5,203 male students and 8,636 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lancaster, CA are Hispanic or Latino (2,529 and 57.4%), followed by White (840 and 19.1%), Black or African American (531 and 12.1%), and Two or More Races (209 and 4.74%).

The largest universities in Lancaster, CA by number of degrees awarded are Antelope Valley Community College District (3,186 and 72%), High Desert Medical College (484002) (595 and 13.4%), and University of Antelope Valley (284 and 6.42%).

The most popular majors in Lancaster, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (752 and 17%), Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (353 and 7.98%), and General Social Sciences (311 and 7.03%).

The median tuition cost in Lancaster, CA for a public four year colleges is $1,104 for in-state students and $6,960 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 13,839 students enrolled in Lancaster, CA, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 8,179 records, of which 63% were women and 37% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 311 degree-majors awarded
  2. 140 degree-majors awarded
  3. 128 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lancaster, CA was General Social Sciences with 311 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lancaster, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,186 degrees awarded
  2. 595 degrees awarded
  3. 284 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Antelope Valley Community College District with 3,186 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 1,490 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lancaster, CA, which is 0.508 times less than the 2,934 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,529 degrees mean that there were 3.01 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 840 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($1,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($20) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.89% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.12% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were Some college (7.01M), High School or Equivalent (6.74M), and Bachelors Degree (6.25M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Lancaster, CA was $303,400 in 2021, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $280,300 to $303,400, a 8.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Lancaster, CA is 55%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Lancaster, CA have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lancaster, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lancaster, CA is $61,454. In 2021, the place with the highest median household income in Lancaster, CA was Census Tract 9010.07 with a value of $91,645, followed by Census Tract 9010.09 and Census Tract 9005.08, with respective values of $84,362 and $82,266.

Property

$303,400
Median Property Value 2021
±$7,624
$28,834
Median Property Taxes
±$1,374

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lancaster, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lancaster, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55%
Homeownership
2021
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 55% of the housing units in Lancaster, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Lancaster, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9010.07
  2. Census Tract 9010.09
  3. Census Tract 9005.08

In 2021, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lancaster, CA was Census Tract 9010.07 with a value of $91,645, followed by Census Tract 9010.09 and Census Tract 9005.08, with respective values of $84,362 and $82,266.

The following map shows all of the places in Lancaster, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,454
Median Household Income
± $1,821
52.4k
Number of Households
± 1,965

In 2021, the median household income of the 52.4k households in Lancaster, CA grew to $61,454 from the previous year's value of $58,413.

The following chart displays the households in Lancaster, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lancaster, CA is from California.
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California

In 2021, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.12% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.53%)

In 2021, 77.8% of workers in Lancaster, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (7.53%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lancaster, CA have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 7.9% of the workforce in Lancaster, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lancaster, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lancaster, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lancaster, CA (32.7k out of 165k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lancaster, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.6% of the population of Lancaster, CA has health coverage, with 50% on employee plans, 24.2% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 9.58% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1354 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1363 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1097 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,354 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,354 patients per year. This represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1,363 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.8% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.42%
Uninsured
50%
Employer Coverage
24.2%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
9.58%
Non-Group
1.41%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lancaster, CA declined by 11.1% from 4.97% to 4.42%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lancaster, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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