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Lancaster township, IN map Land area: 35.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population: 1,225 (all rural)
Males: 622  (50.8%)
Females: 603  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,225 (1,068 owner occupied, 157 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

29%


Races in Lancaster township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.9%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 35.0
Median age of females: 34.8

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Average household size: 2.81

Lancaster township:

2.8 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,427 ($46,146 in 1999)
This township:

$50,427
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $521 (lower quartile is $301, upper quartile is $552)
Here:

$521
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $125,078 (it was $103,400 in 2000)
Lancaster township:

$125,078
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,715 - $186,020

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $169,447
Here:

$169,447
State:

$155,412

Townhouses or other attached units: $289,960
Here:

$289,960
State:

$141,472

Mobile homes: $84,813
Here:

$84,813
State:

$33,761
Population density: 35 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.7%
Whole state:

9.5%

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

1.8%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Mount Etna.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Mount Etna Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Lancaster township: Salamonie Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Rees Cemetery (1), German Settlement Cemetery (2), Loon Creek Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (0% naturalized citizens)

Lancaster township:  0.7%
State:  3.1%

55% of Lancaster township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 92% lived in Indiana.

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

  • This state: 1036
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 102
  • South: 39
  • West: 9
Lancaster township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 417
  • One, attached: 2
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • Mobile homes: 43

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,400


Housing units in Lancaster township with a mortgage: 206 (17 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 53

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 49
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 6
  • 1970 to 1979: 81
  • 1960 to 1969: 56
  • 1950 to 1959: 18
  • 1940 to 1949: 37
  • 1939 or earlier: 206

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lancaster township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 94
  • 6 rooms: 53
  • 7 rooms: 88
  • 8 rooms: 67
  • 9 or more rooms: 46

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lancaster township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lancaster township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 86
  • 3 bedrooms: 205
  • 4 bedrooms: 79
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lancaster township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 26
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 80
  • 2 vehicles: 188
  • 3 vehicles: 82
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 7
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Gasoline stations (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (13%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lancaster township:

  • United States or American (35.4%)
  • German (30.7%)
  • English (7.7%)
  • Irish (6.0%)
  • Dutch (4.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.1%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Canada (75%)
  • Japan (25%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 523 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 28 (5%)
  • Walked: 8 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 54 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

96.2% of residents of Lancaster township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,201
  • In family households: 1,079 (318 male householders, 27 female householders)
    292 spouses, 395 children (335 natural, 0 adopted, 60 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 9 other relatives, 26 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 122 (70 male householders (55 living alone)), 37 female householders (37 living alone)), 15 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 136 2-persons, 62 3-persons, 89 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 92 1-person, 15 2-persons,

284 married couples with children.
39 single-parent households (12 men, 27 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

5.8%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

21.9%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

31.3%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Lancaster township:

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