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Population (year 2000): 118,718. Estimated population in July 2005: 134,032 (+12.9% change)
Males: 60,257 (50.8%), Females: 58,461 (49.2%)

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Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $41,127 (year 2000)
Median house value: $103,700 (year 2000)

Lancaster, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Lancaster:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.4%)
  • Hispanic (24.1%)
  • Black (16.0%)
  • Other race (11.1%)
  • Two or more races (5.0%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Filipino (1.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (13.0%), Irish (9.3%), English (7.8%), United States (5.2%), Italian (4.2%), French (2.6%).

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Elevation: 2355 feet

Land area: 94.0 square miles

Lancaster,

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster city

  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

13.0% Foreign born (8.3% Latin America, 2.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +20,140 (+20.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Angeles, CA Los (44.3 miles travel.Yahoo.com )

Nearest cities: Hill, CA (5.2 miles Quartz View Highlands, CA (6.7 miles Desert CA Palmdale, (8.2 miles CA (12.9 miles Rosamond, CA Acton, (15.0 miles CA (15.9 miles Littlerock, AFB, CA (22.2 miles Edwards Los Angeles, CA Lake (22.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 282 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 1997: 422 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 1998: 296 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 1999: 341 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2000: 279 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2001: 577 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2002: 437 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2003: 972 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2004: 1740 buildings, average cost: $173,800

Latitude: 34.69 N, Longitude: 118.15 W

Area code: 661


Lancaster, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.2%), Manufacturing (12.5%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,285 (-3.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 18,950 (44.7%)


 

Crime in Lancaster by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 5 5 7 12 18 15
    per 100,000 4.2 4.2 5.9 10.1 15.2 12.6
Rapes 41 63 56 57 68 46
    per 100,000 34.5 53.1 47.2 48.0 57.3 38.7
Robberies 183 230 263 313 322 321
    per 100,000 154.1 193.7 221.5 263.6 271.2 270.4
Assaults 887 878 837 980 862 709
    per 100,000 747.1 739.6 705.0 825.5 726.1 597.2
Burglaries 988 1,049 1,159 1,179 1,075 1,068
    per 100,000 832.2 883.6 976.3 993.1 905.5 899.6
Thefts 1,612 1,674 1,909 1,893 2,026 2,236
    per 100,000 1357.8 1410.1 1608.0 1594.5 1706.6 1883.5
Auto thefts 391 424 516 689 934 1,067
    per 100,000 329.4 357.1 434.6 580.4 786.7 898.8
352.6 378.3 399.7 453.2 459.2 438.9


Average climate in Lancaster, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lancaster,

Birthplace of: Sean Douglass - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Detroit Tigers, born: Apr 28, 1979), Jonathan Smith - College basketball player (CS Northridge Matadors), Lawrence Tyson - College basketball player (CS Northridge Matadors), Mike Webb - College basketball player (Pacific Tigers).


Main business address for: REXHALL INDUSTRIES INC (MOTOR HOMES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Lancaster:
  • ANTELOPE VALLEY HOSPITAL MED CENTER (1600 W AVE J)
  • LAC/HIGH DESERT HOSPITAL (44900 N 60TH ST W)
  • LANCASTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (43830 N 10TH ST W)

Political contributions by individuals in Lancaster, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lancaster:
  • PALMDALE PRODN FLT/TEST INSTLN AF PLANT 42 (about 7 miles; PALMDALE, CA; ID: PMD)
  • EDWARDS AFB (about 24 miles; EDWARDS, CA; ID: EDW)
  • BURBANK-GLENDALE-PASADENA (about 37 miles; BURBANK, CA; ID: BUR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lancaster:
  • GENERAL WM J FOX AIRFIELD (about 6 miles; LANCASTER, CA; ID: WJF)
  • ROSAMOND SKYPARK (about 13 miles; ROSAMOND, CA; ID: L00)
  • AGUA DULCE AIRPARK (about 17 miles; AGUA DULCE, CA; ID: L70)

Amtrak station:
LANCASTER (44742 SIERRA HWY.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 37 $179,865 $58,334 4 $6,976
Streets and Highways 69 $283,326 $49,274 6 $5,163
Financial Administration 10 $41,176 $49,411 1 $3,715
Other and Unallocable 19 $93,916 $59,315 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $5,703 $68,436 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 60 $227,803 $45,560 168 $118,201
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8 $49,381 $74,071 0 $0
Totals for Government 204 $881,170 $51,833 179 $134,055


Colleges/Universities in Lancaster:
  • ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,308; Location: 3041 W AVE K; Public; Website: www.avc.edu)
  • LANCASTER BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 157; Location: 44646 N 10TH ST W; Private, for-profit; Website: gail@as.net)
  • PAGE ANTELOPE VALLEY BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 77; Location: 547 W LANCASTER BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • CALIFORNIA HEALTH INSTITUTE INC (Location: 44240 TAHOE WAY; Private, for-profit)
  • DISCOVERY TRAINING CENTER (Location: 44815 N FIG AVE 201; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lancaster:
  • LOS ANGELES MISSION COLLEGE (about 33 miles; Sylmar, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,449)
  • COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS (about 35 miles; SANTA CLARITA, CA; FT enrollment: 6,024)
  • GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; GLENDALE, CA; FT enrollment: 7,964)
  • PASADENA CITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; PASADENA, CA; FT enrollment: 11,867)
  • LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; Valley Glen, CA; FT enrollment: 8,900)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-LOS ANGELES (about 42 miles; LOS ANGELES, CA; FT enrollment: 14,556)
  • AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; AZUSA, CA; FT enrollment: 5,285)
Public high schools in Lancaster:
  • LANCASTER HIGH (Students: 3,148; Location: 44701 32ND ST. WEST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ANTELOPE VALLEY HIGH (Students: 2,866; Location: 44900 N DIVISION ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LITTLEROCK HIGH (Students: 2,820; Location: 10833 E. AVENUE R; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DESERT WINDS CONTINUATION HIGH (Students: 742; Location: 45030 N. THIRD ST.,EAST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DESERT SANDS CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 599; Location: 701 W. AVE. K #126; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • ANTELOPE VALLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY DAY (Students: 271; Location: 44709 DATE AVE., SUITE B; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Lancaster:
  • DESERT CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 1,640; Location: 44648 N 15TH ST W; Grades: PK - 12)
  • PARACLETE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 732; Location: 42145 30TH ST W; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 581; Location: 3100 WEST AVE K; Grades: PK - 12)
  • DESERT CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 391; Location: 2340 W AVE J8; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ANTELOPE VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 350; Location: 3700 W AVENUE L; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LANCASTER BAPTIST SCHOOL-BAPT (Students: 348; Location: 4020 E. LANCASTER BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • LANDMARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 836 E AVE I; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ACCELERATED LEARNING ACADEMY (Students: 44; Location: PO BOX 2156; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lancaster:
  • AMARGOSA CREEK MIDDLE (Students: 1,558; Location: 44333 27TH STREET WEST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PIUTE MIDDLE (Students: 1,292; Location: 425 E. AVENUE H-11; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PARK VIEW MIDDLE (Students: 1,287; Location: 808 W. AVENUE J; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NEW VISTA MIDDLE (Students: 1,285; Location: 753 EAST AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • COLE (GIFFORD C.) MIDDLE (Students: 1,019; Location: 6742 E. AVE. H; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY (Students: 967; Location: 44021 15TH ST. WEST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LINDA VERDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 952; Location: 44924 N. FIFTH ST., EAST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • JOSHUA ELEMENTARY (Students: 941; Location: 43926 N. SECOND ST., EAST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EL DORADO ELEMENTARY (Students: 933; Location: 361 E. PONDERA; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DESERT VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 926; Location: 1555 W. AVENUE H-10; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Lancaster:
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 315; Location: 45002 N DATE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • PINECREST SCHOOL CHILD CTR (Students: 208; Location: 2110 W AVENUE K; Grades: PK - 6)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 201; Location: 856 WEST NEWGROVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LANCASTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 44339 NORTH BEECH AVENUE; Grades: KG - 7)
  • ANTELOPE VALLEY ADVENTIST SCHO (Students: 111; Location: 45045 N DATE AVE; Grades: KG - 10)
  • SON SHINE FACTORY PRESCHOOL DA (Students: 100; Location: 44514 N 20TH ST WEST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • VINEYARD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-INTD (Students: 98; Location: 1011 EAST AVENUE I; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LANCASTER UNITED METHOD CH PRE (Students: 70; Location: 918 W J ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LILLIPUT NURSERY (Students: 60; Location: 646 E AVENUE K; Grades: PK - KG)
  • DESERT MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 29; Location: 44503 N FERN AVE; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Lancaster: Antelope Substation (A), Los Angeles County Animal Shelter Number 5 (B), Meadowlark Golf Course (C), Mira Loma Detention Facility (D), Challenger Memorial Youth Center (E), Cochems Ranch (F), Lancaster Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library (G), Lancaster City Hall (H), Lancaster Museum (I), Lancaster Performing Arts Center (J), Antelope Valley County Administration Center (K).

Shopping Centers: Antelope Valley Center Shopping Center (1), Antelope Valley Plaza Shopping Center (2), West Lancaster Plaza Shopping Center (3), Valley Central Shopping Center (4), Lancaster Commerce Center Shopping Center (5), East Lancaster Plaza Shopping Center (6).

Cemeteries: Joshua Memorial Park (1), Lancaster Cemetery (2).

Reservoir: Pond Two (A).

Parks in Lancaster include: Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (1), Apollo Park (2), Kleiner Park (3), Mariposa Park (4), Skytower Park (5), Mays Field (6), Tierra Bonita Park (7), Eastside Park (8), Hull Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Lancaster compared to California state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lancaster:
  • KAVL (610 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KWJL (1380 AM; 1 kW; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KUTY (1470 AM; 5 kW; PALMDALE, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lancaster:
  • KTLW (88.9 FM; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K202DJ (88.3 FM; PALMDALE, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KGMX (106.3 FM; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KMZT-FM (105.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPFK (90.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • K216EM (91.1 FM; ARCADIA, CA; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTWV (94.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Lancaster:
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KHIZ (Channel 64; BARSTOW, CA; Owner: SUNBELT TELEVISION, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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