Lancaster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 40,505 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the 30th largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lancaster is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lancaster is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lancaster who work in sales jobs (12.79%), office and administrative support (12.69%), and food service (7.27%).
The education level of Lancaster citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.86% of adults 25 and older in Lancaster have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lancaster in 2018 was $24,300, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,200 for a family of four. However, Lancaster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Lancaster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lancaster residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Lancaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.