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Lancaster, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $262,400 (it was $97,800 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$262,400
California:

$509,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $199,600 - $340,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $277,689
Here:

$277,689
State:

$697,940

Townhouses or other attached units: $302,559
Here:

$302,559
State:

$618,365

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $546,547
Here:

$546,547
State:

$619,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,737
Here:

$156,737
State:

$573,773

Mobile homes: $66,677
Here:

$66,677
State:

$121,346

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $142,245
Here:

$142,245
State:

$209,961

Lancaster,CA index of house prices

Total population: 161,043 (Urban population: 117,985, Rural population: 798 (55 farm, 743 nonfarm))

Houses: 52,933 (48,327 occupied: 26,417 owner occupied, 21,910 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

45%
State:

45%

Housing density: 563 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $639,213.

Median contract rent in 2017: $563 (lower quartile is $466, upper quartile is $678)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $634


Median gross rent in Lancaster, CA in 2017: $643

Housing units in Lancaster with a mortgage: 20,491 (300 second mortgage, 924 home equity loan, 80 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,926

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $73,494

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $50,064

Median monthly housing costs: $1,280


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Lancaster, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1987

Median year apartment built: 1983

Household type by relationship:

Households: 160,323
  • In family households: 139,233 (22,541 male householders, 14,091 female householders)
    25,758 spouses, 61,006 children (57,109 natural, 1,740 adopted, 2,157 stepchildren), 3,771 grandchildren, 1,633 brothers or sisters, 3,807 parents, 2,548 other relatives, 4,078 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,355 (5,965 male householders (5,288 living alone)), 5,730 female householders (4,989 living alone)), 2,660 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,735

Size of family households: 10,155 2-persons, 10,066 3-persons, 8,826 4-persons, 4,456 5-persons, 1,947 6-persons, 1,182 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,277 1-person, 1,019 2-persons, 249 3-persons, 80 4-persons, 70 5-persons.

27,785 married couples with children.
12,475 single-parent households (3,975 men, 8,500 women).

76.2% of residents of Lancaster speak English at home.
18.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 14,114 (8.8%)
(65.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

5.0
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lancaster, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lancaster, California
  • 372no bedroom
  • 3861 bedroom
  • 1,8182 bedrooms
  • 10,8213 bedrooms
  • 10,2164 bedrooms
  • 2,8045+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lancaster, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lancaster, California
  • 628no bedroom
  • 3,3491 bedroom
  • 6,0792 bedrooms
  • 8,2693 bedrooms
  • 3,2694 bedrooms
  • 3165+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 583no vehicle
  • 4,4221 vehicle
  • 12,0452 vehicles
  • 6,4473 vehicles
  • 2,3734 vehicles
  • 5475+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,250no vehicle
  • 9,6671 vehicle
  • 7,5982 vehicles
  • 2,0653 vehicles
  • 2774 vehicles
  • 535+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lancaster, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lancaster, California
  • 2931 room
  • 352 rooms
  • 6693 rooms
  • 1,5504 rooms
  • 2,5365 rooms
  • 5,4296 rooms
  • 7,7557 rooms
  • 4,4208 rooms
  • 3,7309+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lancaster, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lancaster, California
  • 6281 room
  • 1,3692 rooms
  • 2,9953 rooms
  • 4,7844 rooms
  • 2,1465 rooms
  • 3,3666 rooms
  • 3,8157 rooms
  • 2,2088 rooms
  • 5999+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Lancaster, CA
  • Lancaster, CA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Lancaster, CA in 2017
  • 5,295Less than $10,000
  • 3,609$10,000 to $19,999
  • 3,137$20,000 to $29,999
  • 5,648$30,000 to $39,999
  • 4,781$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,219$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,621$60,000 to $74,999
  • 5,848$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3,519$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,893$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,206$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,551$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Lancaster, CA

  • Distribution of house value in Lancaster, CA in 2017
  • 675Less than $10,000
  • 273$15,000 to $19,999
  • 116$20,000 to $24,999
  • 108$25,000 to $29,999
  • 178$30,000 to $34,999
  • 87$35,000 to $39,999
  • 281$40,000 to $49,999
  • 28$50,000 to $59,999
  • 157$60,000 to $69,999
  • 453$70,000 to $79,999
  • 94$80,000 to $89,999
  • 425$90,000 to $99,999
  • 350$100,000 to $124,999
  • 909$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,338$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,149$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,320$200,000 to $249,999
  • 5,122$250,000 to $299,999
  • 6,840$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,325$400,000 to $499,999
  • 612$500,000 to $749,999
  • 261$750,000 to $999,999
  • 316$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Lancaster, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lancaster, CA in 2017
  • 54$100 to $149
  • 1,095$200 to $249
  • 56$250 to $299
  • 235$300 to $349
  • 344$400 to $449
  • 269$450 to $499
  • 201$500 to $549
  • 506$550 to $599
  • 552$600 to $649
  • 808$650 to $699
  • 695$700 to $749
  • 806$750 to $799
  • 1,133$800 to $899
  • 2,218$900 to $999
  • 6,615$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,580$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,870$1,500 to $1,999
  • 89$2,000 to $2,499
  • 784No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 93.5%
Number of people working at home: 2,322 (3.9% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 430
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,233
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,443
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 16,379
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 9,303
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 907
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,474
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 356
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 845
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,708
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 5,340
  • 90 or more minutes: 4,517
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lancaster

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 45,700 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 3,499 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 415 (1%)
  • Railroad: 8 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (0%)
  • Taxi: 387 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 108 (0%)
  • Walked: 589 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,241 (4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 17.8%Males
  • 10.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.9%Males
  • 6.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 6.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 15.8%Males
  • 8.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 5.4%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Lancaster, California
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Lancaster, California
  • 2,0832010 or later
  • 3,4552000 to 2009
  • 3,7441990 to 1999
  • 5,1701980 to 1989
  • 3,0961970 to 1979
  • 2,474Before 1970
Ancestries in Lancaster, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 3,228 (2.7%)
  • German: 3,127 (2.6%)
  • Italian: 2,225 (1.9%)
  • English: 1,526 (1.3%)
  • Irish: 1,520 (1.3%)
  • European: 936 (0.8%)
  • African: 668 (0.6%)
  • French: 624 (0.5%)
  • Belizean: 557 (0.5%)
  • Scottish: 460 (0.4%)
  • Nigerian: 355 (0.3%)
  • Swedish: 329 (0.3%)
  • Norwegian: 320 (0.3%)
  • Polish: 269 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 219 (0.2%)
  • Egyptian: 198 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 192 (0.2%)
  • Armenian: 184 (0.2%)
  • Assyrian: 177 (0.1%)
  • British: 153 (0.1%)
  • Ethiopian: 124 (0.1%)
  • Russian: 110 (0.09%)
  • Jamaican: 110 (0.09%)
  • Iranian: 106 (0.09%)
  • Guyanese: 94 (0.08%)
  • Eastern European: 93 (0.08%)
  • Syrian: 89 (0.07%)
  • French Canadian: 82 (0.07%)
  • Arab: 82 (0.07%)
  • Jordanian: 79 (0.07%)
  • Danish: 76 (0.06%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 70 (0.06%)
  • Welsh: 67 (0.06%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 65 (0.05%)
  • Kenyan: 55 (0.05%)
  • Portuguese: 54 (0.05%)
  • Northern European: 53 (0.04%)
  • Czech: 43 (0.04%)
  • Scandinavian: 42 (0.04%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 39 (0.03%)
  • Brazilian: 34 (0.03%)
  • Finnish: 31 (0.03%)
  • Yugoslavian: 31 (0.03%)
  • Austrian: 29 (0.02%)
  • Canadian: 28 (0.02%)
  • Ukrainian: 27 (0.02%)
  • Lebanese: 26 (0.02%)
  • Afghan: 25 (0.02%)
  • Swiss: 23 (0.02%)
  • West Indian: 23 (0.02%)
  • Hungarian: 17 (0.01%)
  • Greek: 16 (0.01%)
  • Israeli: 15 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 14 (0.01%)
  • Croatian: 13 (0.01%)
  • Australian: 13 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 13 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 12 (0.01%)
  • Belgian: 12 (0.01%)
  • Haitian: 12 (0.01%)
  • South African: 11 (0.01%)
  • Romanian: 9 (0.01%)
  • Iraqi: 9 (0.01%)
  • Basque: 8 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Lancaster:

37.2% (6,977)
California:

39.9% (4,196,887)

Philippines
Lancaster:

10.7% (2,005)
California:

8.0% (842,233)

El Salvador
Lancaster:

8.8% (1,653)
California:

4.1% (428,905)

Guatemala
Lancaster:

6.2% (1,155)
California:

2.6% (272,771)

Korea
Lancaster:

2.9% (537)
California:

3.1% (326,935)

Nigeria
Lancaster:

2.7% (508)
California:

0.2% (23,869)

Iran
Lancaster:

1.7% (312)
California:

2.0% (206,488)

Ecuador
Lancaster:

1.7% (310)
California:

0.2% (22,645)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 123,527
  • Other state: 20,784
  • Northeast: 2,867
  • Midwest: 6,761
  • South: 6,828
  • West: 4,328

91.4% of Lancaster residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60.1% lived in California.


Lancaster:

91.4%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 759
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 294
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,452
  • 7th and 8th grade: 809
  • 9th grade: 754
  • 10th grade: 826
  • 11th grade: 1,309
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,755
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,719
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,287
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 12,000
  • Associate degree: 5,240
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,962
  • Master's degree: 1,722
  • Professional school degree: 400
  • Doctorate degree: 268
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 763
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 173
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,508
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,291
  • 9th grade: 1,207
  • 10th grade: 746
  • 11th grade: 1,404
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 536
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 12,920
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,554
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 9,438
  • Associate degree: 5,224
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,099
  • Master's degree: 3,036
  • Professional school degree: 150
  • Doctorate degree: 349
Educational Attainment for Females
Lancaster marital status for males
Lancaster marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,766
  • One, attached: 450
  • Two: 202
  • 3 or 4: 3,114
  • 5 to 9: 2,704
  • 10 to 19: 1,090
  • 20 to 49: 933
  • 50 or more: 3,024
  • Mobile homes: 4,608
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 42

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,700

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 0.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 2.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Lancaster
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lancaster, CA
  • 90.9%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lancaster, CA
  • 84.4%Utility gas
  • 14.1%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,203
Here:

6.3%
California:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 518
Here:

4.7%
California:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,537
Here:

14.5%
California:

15.1%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability