Lancaster County VA Information


Lancaster County Subdivisions

Lancaster County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,840
Daytime Population: Workers 5,618
Daytime Population: Residents 6,793
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,411
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 11,657
Population in Familes 9,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density2 89
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $49,357
Average Household Income $67,494
Per Capita Income $31,367


Total Housing Units 7,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,135 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,325 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,490 (31.3%)
Median Home Value $247,317
Average Home Value $345,012


Total Households 5,460
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 3,444
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.53%
Households 0.5% 0.51%
Families 0.32% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.72%


Lancaster County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 113 16th
Population Density # 74 45th
Diversity Index # 64 53rd
Median Household Income # 65 52nd
Per Capita Income # 30 78th

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