Lancaster, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 8,055. Population change since 2000: +9.1%
Males: 4,537  (56.3%)
Females: 3,518  (43.7%)
Median resident age:  38.9 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01523.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $83,440 (it was $60,752 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$83,440
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $30,260 (it was $21,010 in 2000)

Lancaster town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $311,190 (it was $172,400 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$311,190
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $290,186; Detached houses: $307,171; Townhouses or other attached units: $245,260; In 2-unit structures: $229,949; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $208,138; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $152,176; Mobile homes: $58,938
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  • Races in Lancaster, MA (2010)

    Lancaster races chart
    • 6,56881.5%White alone
    • 6558.1%Hispanic
    • 5727.1%Black alone
    • 1401.7%Asian alone
    • 851.1%Two or more races
    • 300.4%Other race alone
    • 50.06%American Indian alone

Races in Lancaster detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lancaster: 136.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (18.0%), Italian (13.3%), United States (12.7%), English (12.5%), French (9.5%), German (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1653

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 27.7 square miles.

Population density: 291 people per square mile   (very low).

Lancaster,MA real estate house value index trend

Lancaster, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster town:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

455 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 2.2% Europe, 0.6% North America).

This town:

6.2%
Massachusetts:

12.2%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lancaster, Massachusetts as of July 26, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Lancaster to the number of sex offenders is 7,804 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Lancaster town:  1.3% ($2,212)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Lancaster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (15.5 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (31.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (159.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: South Lancaster, MA (1.6 miles ), Clinton, MA (1.9 miles ), Bolton, MA (2.0 miles ), Shirley, MA (2.3 miles ), Harvard, MA (2.3 miles ), Fort Devens, MA (2.3 miles ), Leominster, MA (2.3 miles ), Sterling, MA (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 1998: 39 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2003: 62 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2005: 70 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2013: 22 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $189,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 71.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 978


Crime rates in Lancaster by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Murders 00000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.013.90.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 65205110330303
per 100,000 80.966.926.60.072.614.214.00.042.837.00.037.80.036.9
Robberies 01003010151121
per 100,000 0.013.40.00.043.60.014.00.014.361.712.312.624.812.3
Assaults 141520N/A9874468426
per 100,000 188.8200.7266.4N/A130.7113.698.255.757.074.098.250.424.873.8
Burglaries 111019191422812222934302019
per 100,000 148.3133.8253.1287.8203.3312.4112.2167.1313.7357.8417.3377.7247.7233.8
Theft 5253525232193532455546484745
per 100,000 701.3709.3692.6787.8464.7269.8490.9445.5641.7678.7564.6604.3582.0553.8
Auto thefts 1791085577462228
per 100,000 229.3120.4133.2121.272.671.098.297.557.074.024.525.224.898.4
Arson 01011211121100
per 100,000 0.013.40.015.114.528.414.013.914.324.712.312.60.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.8) 165.8151.0136.0122.0135.972.470.476.3102.1121.177.196.755.094.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lancaster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Massachusetts average:

2.54
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Computer and electronic products (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

Work and jobs in Lancaster: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lancaster, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lancaster, Massachusetts average temperatures Lancaster, Massachusetts average precipitation Lancaster, Massachusetts humidity Lancaster, Massachusetts wind speed Lancaster, Massachusetts snowfall Lancaster, Massachusetts sunshine Lancaster, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Lancaster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Lancaster town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lancaster-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from Lancaster center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 243.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.9 miles away from Lancaster center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lancaster topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles F. Chandler - Chemist, Henrietta Swan Leavitt - Astronomer, Luther Burbank - (1849-1926), biologist, botanist, Edward E. Willard - Politician, Ezra Butler - Politician, Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney - Poet.

Hospitals and medical centers in Lancaster:

  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-RIVER TERRACE (1675 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • RIVER TERRACE HEALTHCARE NURS HOME (BALLARD HILL RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lancaster:

  • CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; CLINTON, MA)
  • CLINTON MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CLINTON, MA)
  • PRESENTATION HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE HOSP LEOMINSTER CAMPUS (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • HEALTHALLIANCE HOSPITALS, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • HEALTHALLIANCE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • DIVERSIFIED HOME SERVICES HOSPICE PROGRAM (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LEOMINSTER, MA)

Amtrak stations near Lancaster:

  • 16 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lancaster:

  • Fitchburg State University (about 10 miles; Fitchburg, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,010)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 13 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Assumption College (about 15 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 16 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Worcester State University (about 17 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Clark University (about 18 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • Framingham State University (about 18 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)

Private high schools in Lancaster:

  • DOCTOR FRANKLIN PERKINS SCHOOL (Students: 131, Location: 971 MAIN ST, Grades: UG-12)
  • TRIVIUM SCHOOL (Students: 76, Location: 471 LANGEN RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • RFK LANCASTER SCHOOL (Students: 37, Location: 220 OLD COMMON RD, Grades: 2-12)
  • NEW RIVER ACADEMY (Students: 9, Location: 220 OLD COMMON RD CAMPBELL BUILDING, Grades: 9-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lancaster:

Private elementary/middle school in Lancaster:

  • NASHOBA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 39, Location: 94 MAIN ST, Grades: PK-T1)
See full list of schools located in Lancaster

Library in Lancaster:

  • THAYER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $343,454; Location: 717 MAIN ST.; 52,315 books; 930 e-books; 5,078 audio materials; 5,664 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 140 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lancaster: Apple Lane Orchard (A), Deershorn Farm (B), YMCA Day Camp (C), Lancaster Ambulance Service (D), Lancaster Fire Department (E), Lancaster Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (F), Lancaster Town Hall (G), Lancaster Historical Commission Library (H), G Eric Jones Library (I), Department of Corrections Pre-Release Center (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lancaster include: Convent of the Cenacle (A), First Church of Christ (B), Evangelical Congregational Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: North Village Cemetery (1), Old Settlers Cemetery (2), Middle Cemetery (3), Saint Johns Cemetery (4), Brick Tavern Cemetery (5), Saint Johns Cemetery (6), Village Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Cranberry Pond (A), Little Spectacle Pond (B), Oak Hill Pond (C), Spectacle Pond (D), Turner Pond (E), Bartlett Pond (F), Four Ponds (G), Fort Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Goodridge Brook (A), McGovern Brook (B), Ponakin Brook (C), South Meadow Brook (D), Spectacle Brook (E), Still River (F), Ropers Brook (G), North Nashua River (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lancaster include: Lancaster State Forest (1), Fiske Hill National Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 85.1. This is about average.

City:

85.1
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.392. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.392
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.72
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 18.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.75
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.0%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.1%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Lancaster in 2010:

  • 1,259 people in state prisons
  • 176 people in college/university student housing
  • 123 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 80 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Lancaster in 2000:

  • 1,169 people in state prisons
  • 312 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 82 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in other group homes

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Lancaster travel time to work - commute Lancaster mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lancaster town (based on Worcester County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

16.5%

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lancaster:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WCMX (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LEOMINSTER, MA; Owner: TWIN CITY BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lancaster:

  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Lancaster:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Lancaster fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Lancaster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 99m325ftTotal length
  • $35,353,000Total costs
  • 372,723Total average daily traffic
  • 33,530Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 111950-1959
  • 51970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lancaster, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lancaster)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lancaster, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Lancaster, 696 Fort Pond Road (Lat: 42.519861 Lon: -71.670556), Type: Mast, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 50 m, Call Sign: WPOM207
    Assigned Frequencies: 10556.2 MHzGrant Date: 02/10/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • lancaster, Lat: 42.479167 Lon: -71.716944, Call Sign: WQCX232, Licensee ID: L00031879
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHzGrant Date: 06/15/2005, Expiration Date: 06/15/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/15/2015, Certifier: John SoniaRegistrant: Town Of Lancaster

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lancaster)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lancaster)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lancaster and their reported violations in the past:

LANCASTER WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 6,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-10-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-21-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-09-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2010)
  • 2 other older health violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Lancaster

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lancaster, MA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Businesses in Lancaster, MA

  • Nissan: 1
  • Toyota: 1
  • UPS: 1

Lancaster compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Lancaster on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Radio, TV, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Central America (population 500+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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