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Lancaster

Population: 36,700 | Area: 29.2 sq mi
The Lancaster Visitors Center Photo By City of Lancaster

The city's pitch: "Lancaster is much more than just another North Texas bedroom community. Lancaster traces its economic roots to those of an agrarian market center. Later, with the coming of the rail, Lancaster began to emerge as a significant regional transportation hub. Today, with its own Regional Airport, freight rail service, and other ground transportation related industries, Lancaster continues to grow and diversify its economic base. The light manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors all continue to grow along with the explosion in residential development ... Lancaster has the charming Historic Town Square. In addition, a cultural advantage is the 15-minute drive to downtown Dallas for the symphony and other artistic and historic endeavors that Dallas affords residents and newcomers to Texas."

Demographics

  • Median Age: 32.3
  • Population Growth: 4.3 %
  • Population Density: 1256.9 ppl/sq mile

Schools

  • School District: Lancaster ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 65%
  • Average SAT Score: 799

Crime:

  • Violent Crime Rate: 2.790 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 32.3 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $78,078