Lancaster, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lancaster, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Lancaster Census Designated Place had a population of 75 as of July 1, 2017. 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 ""

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lancaster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lancaster: Lancaster Court House.

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


Total Population 75
Daytime Population: Workers 390
Daytime Population: Residents 22
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 412
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 5.49
Population in Households 72
Population in Familes 58
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 34
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $46,819
Average Household Income $57,784
Per Capita Income $25,212


Total Housing Units 30 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $160,000
Average Home Value $211,111


Total Households 23
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.16% 1.04%
Households 1.26% 0.85%
Families 4.37% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 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 # 590 1st
Population Density # 590 1st
Diversity Index # 181 70th
Median Household Income # 335 44th
Per Capita Income # 322 46th

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