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.
Lancaster is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 percentage of adults in Lancaster who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.86% of the adults in Lancaster have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.