Lancaster, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 3,736 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.2%
 
Males: 1,734  (46.4%)
Females: 2,002  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

38.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53813.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,879 (it was $32,723 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$46,879
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,244 (it was $17,797 in 2000)

Lancaster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $133,673 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$133,673
WI:

$178,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $535.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lancaster: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Lancaster, WI (2010)
    • 3,77997.7%White alone
    • 310.8%Hispanic
    • 180.5%Black alone
    • 190.5%Asian alone
    • 110.3%Two or more races
    • 70.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster, Wisconsin as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lancaster is 127 to 1.


Crime rates in Lancaster by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(79.8)
5
(133.6)
3
(80.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(77.4)
20
(524.5)
14
(368.9)
5
(132.8)
10
(266.0)
16
(427.6)
11
(295.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(125.0)
7
(175.4)
12
(310.2)
12
(312.0)
22
(563.5)
4
(106.1)
4
(103.1)
8
(209.8)
8
(210.8)
9
(239.0)
2
(53.2)
2
(53.4)
4
(107.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(500.0)
57
(1,428)
41
(1,060)
16
(416.0)
28
(717.2)
37
(981.4)
41
(1,057)
39
(1,023)
50
(1,318)
55
(1,461)
55
(1,463)
32
(855.2)
34
(914.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.4)
1
(26.6)
8
(212.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)28.876.464.138.568.146.767.0181.5143.3103.9196.3230.4170.0

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City-data.com crime index in Lancaster, WI

Crime rate in Lancaster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (51.2%), American (8.9%), Polish (6.6%), English (6.3%), Irish (5.9%), Norwegian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1878

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 2.82 square miles.

Population density: 1,323 people per square mile   (low).

Lancaster, Wisconsin map

45 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,096 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,153 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (23.8 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (68.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (169.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

South Lancaster, WI (1.8 miles ),
North Lancaster, WI (1.9 miles ),
Ellenboro, WI (2.5 miles ),
Little Grant, WI (2.7 miles ),
Beetown, WI (2.9 miles ),
Mount Ida, WI (3.1 miles ),
Fennimore, WI (3.1 miles ),
Bloomington, WI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.85 N, Longitude: 90.71 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): City of the Dome

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,017 (+26.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,092 (60.5%)

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Lancaster, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lancaster, WI in 2017
Lancaster satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $208,800
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $231,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $261,600
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $423,200
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $695,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $257,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $310,500
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $253,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Lancaster, WI residents
Average permit cost in Lancaster, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Lancaster, WI
Historical housing units in Lancaster, WI
Most common industries in Lancaster, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Wood products (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
Most common occupations in Lancaster, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Carpenters (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)

Average climate in Lancaster, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lancaster, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.9. This is about average.

City:

63.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lancaster-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.9 miles away from the Lancaster city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lancaster-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 338.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 133.6 miles away from Lancaster center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 315.3 miles away from Lancaster center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 369.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 337.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 101.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lancaster topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lancaster:

  • GRANT REG HLTH CTR (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 507 S MONROE ST)
  • GRANT CTY HOME NUR SVC (111 S JEFFERSON ST)
  • HOMEWARD BOUND HOME HLTH (130 W ELM ST)
  • LANCASTER CARE CTR (1350 S MADISON ST)
  • ORCHARD MANOR (8800 HWY 61)

Airports located in Lancaster:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lancaster:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 14 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 56 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 63 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 64 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Edgewood College (about 67 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 68 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 68 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)

Public high school in Lancaster:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lancaster:

Private elementary/middle school in Lancaster:

See full list of schools located in Lancaster

Library in Lancaster:

  • SCHREINER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $273,997; Location: 113 W. ELM ST.; 32,531 books; 5,389 audio materials; 2,048 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 110 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lancaster: Lancaster Industrial Park (A), Grant County Fairgrounds (B), Schreiner Memorial Library (C), Lancaster City Hall (D), Grant County Law Enforcement Center (E), Grant County Courthouse (F), Cunningham Museum (G), Lancaster Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lancaster include: Bethlehem United Church of Christ (A), Christ Lutheran Church (B), Faith Lutheran Church (C), Lancaster Christian Chapel (D), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Saint Clements Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lancaster include: Ryland Park (1), Schreiner Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Maple Harris Guest House (445 West Maple Street), Green Dragon (143 S Jefferson St), Martha's Bed & Breakfast & Hot Mustard (7867 University Farm Road).

Courts: Grant County - Circuit Court- Clerk Of Court (130 West Maple Street), Juvenile Court Intake Worker (8820 US Highway 61).

Birthplace of: Carson Abel Roberts - Soilder, George Barnett - 12th Commandant of the Marine Corps, William Simon U'Ren - Politician, Dave Schreiner - Football player, Phil Garthwaite - Politician.

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.5%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Lancaster in 2010:

  • 51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 43 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Lancaster in 2000:

  • 60 people in nursing homes
  • 51 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Lancaster (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Platteville: Lancaster Branch at 305 South Madison Street, branch established on 1991/06/17. Info updated 2009/09/28: Bank assets: $127.7 mil, Deposits: $111.1 mil, headquarters in Platteville, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Shares, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Lancaster Branch at 237 West Maple Street, branch established on 1931/01/12. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Citizens Bank: Lancaster Branch at 302 South Madison Street, branch established on 1903/09/01. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • American Bank & Trust Wisconsin: Lancaster Branch at 235 North Madison Street, branch established on 2001/10/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $134.3 mil, Deposits: $116.0 mil, headquarters in Cuba City, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Atbancorp
  • AnchorBank, fsb: Lancaster Branch at 708 N Madison St, branch established on 1918/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $3,067.4 mil, Deposits: $2,481.9 mil, headquarters in Madison, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster:

Marital status in Lancaster, WI
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lancaster
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lancaster, WI (based on Grant County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic20,48919
Mainline Protestant8,78741
Evangelical Protestant3,40038
Other3864
Orthodox301
None18,116-
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: 12
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Grant County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Grant County:

9.97 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Grant County:

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lancaster:

45.6%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lancaster:

36.0%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.7
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lancaster:

16.9%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lancaster:

6.7%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lancaster:

6.7
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lancaster:

27.1%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Lancaster:

50.9%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Lancaster:

72.3%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lancaster, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$25,702$51,4043$4,920
Streets and Highways 5$15,848$38,0350$0
Other Government Administration 4$18,527$55,5811$1,204
Sewerage 2$8,845$53,0700$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,759$40,5541$1,860
Water Supply 2$7,003$42,0180$0
Local Libraries 2$7,151$42,9067$6,646
Financial Administration 1$5,294$63,5280$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$1,289
Totals for Government 24$95,129$47,56514$15,919

Lancaster government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $949,000 ($254.01)
    General Public Buildings: $78,000 ($20.88)
    Libraries: $49,000 ($13.12)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($1.07)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,213,000 ($324.68)
    Water Utilities: $817,000 ($218.68)
    Sewerage: $787,000 ($210.65)
    Police Protection: $624,000 ($167.02)
    Regular Highways: $530,000 ($141.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $399,000 ($106.80)
    Libraries: $340,000 ($91.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $267,000 ($71.47)
    General Public Buildings: $238,000 ($63.70)
    Central Staff Services: $226,000 ($60.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $208,000 ($55.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($44.70)
    Air Transportation: $89,000 ($23.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $52,000 ($13.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000 ($9.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $17,000 ($4.55)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($3.21)
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000 ($1.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $474,000 ($126.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $78,000 ($20.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $39,000 ($10.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,381,000 ($369.65)

Lancaster government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,035,000 ($277.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $349,000 ($93.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $179,000 ($47.91)
    Regular Highways: $95,000 ($25.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $74,000 ($19.81)
    Air Transportation: $61,000 ($16.33)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($5.89)
    Other: $19,000 ($5.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $64,000 ($17.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000 ($44.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $330,000 ($88.33)
    Rents: $77,000 ($20.61)
    Special Assessments: $26,000 ($6.96)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($4.55)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($1.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,051,000 ($281.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,209,000 ($323.61)
    Highways: $215,000 ($57.55)
    Other: $26,000 ($6.96)
  • Tax - Property: $1,234,000 ($330.30)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $29,000 ($7.76)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000 ($3.48)
    Other: $12,000 ($3.21)
    Other License: $9,000 ($2.41)

Lancaster government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,602,000 ($3105.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,611,000 ($2840.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,546,000 ($949.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,555,000 ($683.89)

Lancaster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $439,000 ($117.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,325,000 ($889.99)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,437,000 ($384.64)

5.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,042 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Iowa County, WI  0.54% ($34,529 average AGI)
from Lafayette County, WI  0.51% ($36,602)
from Crawford County, WI  0.44% ($41,452)


5.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dane County, WI  0.66% ($46,945 average AGI)
to Iowa County, WI  0.58% ($34,595)
to Dubuque County, IA  0.49% ($41,211)
Businesses in Lancaster, WI
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Nike1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular2
McDonald's1UPS1
New Balance1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lancaster:

  • WGLR (1280 AM; 1 kW; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPVL (1590 AM; 1 kW; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lancaster:

  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WSUP (90.5 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Lancaster:

  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
Lancaster fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Lancaster fatal accident list:

Jun 27, 1998 10:05 PM, Speedway Dr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 22, 1993 06:48 PM, W Elm, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.8mTotal length
  • 53Total average daily traffic
  • 58Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of fire incidents - 28 took place in 2006, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lancaster, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.2%), and Outside Fires (26.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lancaster, WI
    • 12248.2%Structure Fires
    • 6626.1%Outside Fires
    • 3714.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2811.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lancaster, WI
Most common first names in Lancaster, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5279.7 years
William5179.2 years
Mary4880.6 years
James3772.8 years
Helen3582.8 years
George3280.3 years
Clarence3281.2 years
Edward2982.4 years
Margaret2881.6 years
Charles2877.4 years
Most common last names in Lancaster, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vesperman2384.8 years
Taylor2078.7 years
Hoffman2083.8 years
Schneider1882.6 years
Smith1880.5 years
Zenz1885.4 years
Govier1781.3 years
Irish1676.5 years
Walker1578.0 years
Knapp1582.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lancaster, WI
  • 80.7%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lancaster, WI
  • 46.7%Utility gas
  • 44.0%Electricity
  • 7.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Other fuel


Lancaster compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Lancaster on our top lists:

  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
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