Lancaster, CA

161,113 Population
94.3 square miles 1,708 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
Ranked 32nd Highest in CA
Population Density
1,708
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.3%
was 49.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.7%
was 16.1%
Ranked 134th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
28.6%
was 29.4%
Ranked 19th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
9.1%
was 9.5%
Ranked 121st Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.7
was 7.5
Ranked 32nd Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
23.7%
was 21.5%
Ranked 127th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$49,729
was $45,616
Ranked 115th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.2
44.5
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
51,823
was 56,176
Ranked 31st Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,057
was $1,075
Ranked 107th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
177
was 192
 
Occupied Housing Units
47,372
was 50,583
 
Homeownership Rate
52.3%
was 55.1%
Ranked 80th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
177
was 192
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
549.6
was 595.8
Ranked 132nd Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.5%
was 19.7%
Ranked 15th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.2
was 3.0
Ranked 48th 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
96.9%
was 90.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
92.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 98.2%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.0%
was 80.1%
Ranked 68th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
15.2%
was 17.0%
Ranked 116th 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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