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Population (year 2000): 7,380
Males: 4,112 (55.7%), Females: 3,268 (44.3%)

Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $60,752 (year 2000)
Median house value: $169,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Lancaster:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.5%)
  • Black (10.6%)
  • Hispanic (7.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (18.0%), Italian (13.3%), United States (12.7%), English (12.5%), French (9.5%), German (6.0%).

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Elevation: 300 feet

Lancaster,

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster town

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

6.2% Foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 2.2% Europe, 0.6% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (15.7 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (41.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (196.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Lancaster, MA (1.6 miles South MA (2.5 miles Clinton, MA Bolton, (4.7 miles MA (4.9 miles Boylston, MA (5.7 miles Berlin, MA Sterling, (6.1 miles MA (6.3 miles Shirley,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 40 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 1998: 39 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2003: 62 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 70 buildings, average cost: $180,400

Latitude: 42.46 N, Longitude: 71.67 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 978

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.3%), Manufacturing (21.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.4%).


 

Crime in Lancaster by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 6 5 2
    per 100,000 81.3 67.8 27.1
Robberies 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 13.6 0.0
Assaults 14 15 20
    per 100,000 189.7 203.3 271.0
Burglaries 11 10 19
    per 100,000 149.1 135.5 257.5
Thefts 52 53 52
    per 100,000 704.6 718.2 704.6
Auto thefts 17 9 10
    per 100,000 230.4 122.0 135.5
127.5 119.8 122.1


Average climate in Lancaster, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lancaster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Lancaster city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Birthplace of: Luther Burbank - (1849-1926), biologist, botanist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Lancaster:
  • CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 3 miles; CLINTON, MA)
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE HOSPITALS INC (about 8 miles; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • DEACONESS - NASHOBA HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; AYER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lancaster:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 19 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 28 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 37 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lancaster:
  • SHIRLEY (about 5 miles; SHIRLEY, MA; ID: 9B4)
  • STERLING (about 9 miles; STERLING, MA; ID: 3B3)
  • FITCHBURG MUNI (about 9 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; ID: FIT)

Amtrak station near Lancaster:
  • 16 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lancaster:
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 13 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,660)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 16 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 17 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,808)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
Private high school in Lancaster:
  • FRANKLIN PERKINS SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 971 MAIN ST; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lancaster:
  • MARY ROWLANDSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 450; Location: 103 HOLLYWOOD DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LUTHER BURBANK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 1 HOLLYWOOD DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Lancaster:
  • RFK LANCASTER SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: BOX 10 OLD COMMON RD; Grades: 1 - 11; Boys only)
  • LIVING STONES CHRISTIAN (Students: 34; Location: 487 STERLING ST; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Lancaster:
  • THAYER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $208,509; Location: 717 MAIN ST.; 47,800 books; 958 audio materials; 1,130 video materials; 37 serial subscriptions)

Lancaster compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lancaster:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCMX (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LEOMINSTER, MA; Owner: TWIN CITY BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lancaster:
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lancaster:
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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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