Lancaster, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Lancaster, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Lancaster Census Designated Place had a population of 79 as of July 1, 2018. Lancaster ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 37.76 and longitude -76.4486 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Lancaster Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Lancaster Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629030) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lancaster: Lancaster Court House.

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Lancaster, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 79
Population in Households 76
Population in Familes 61
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $46,842
Average Household Income $56,918
Per Capita Income $25,589


Total Housing Units 31 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $180,000
Average Home Value $254,167


Total Households 24
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 16
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.65% 1.23%
Households 1.63% 0.82%
Families 4.65% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   3.96%

Lancaster, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 590 1st
Population Density # 590 1st
Diversity Index # 157 74th
Median Household Income # 346 42nd
Per Capita Income # 341 43rd

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