Lancaster, CA

160,107 Population
94.3 square miles 1,697.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
Ranked 32nd Highest in CA
Population Density
1,697.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.4%
was 48.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.7%
was 10.7%
Ranked 134th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
26.7%
was 28.6%
Ranked 35th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
9.9%
was 9.1%
Ranked 116th Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6
was 7.5
Ranked 41st Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
24.8%
was 23.7%
Ranked 128th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$47,684
was $49,729
Ranked 117th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.1
47.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.3
was 5.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
620
was 520.7
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,355.4
was 2,187.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
55,363
was 51,823
Ranked 29th Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,114
was $1,057
Ranked 112th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
177
was 192
 
Occupied Housing Units
49,934
was 47,372
 
Homeownership Rate
48.1%
was 52.3%
Ranked 95th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
177
was 192
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
587.1
was 549.6
Ranked 131st Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
17.3%
was 16.5%
Ranked 10th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.1
was 3.2
Ranked 64th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.2
was 3.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.1
was 1.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.0%
was 96.9%
Ranked 120th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.7%
Ranked 74th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.7%
was 99.1%
Ranked 58th Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
80.5%
was 85.0%
Ranked 88th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
17.3%
was 15.2%
Ranked 108th Highest in CA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
88.7%
was 88.3%
 
Debt Service Ratio
0.3%
was 8.0%
 
Revenue
 
$113,449,662
$90,717,829
 
Expenditure
$89,218,866
was $114,846,943
 
Revenue per Capita
$704
was $569
 
Expenditure per Capita
$554
was $720
 

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