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Lancaster is a city in Fairfield County, in the Columbus metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Lancaster, PA, home of many of the early settlers

The latitude of Lancaster is 39.719N. The longitude is -82.602W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 879 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,914.


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Median household income
Local
$33,321
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lancaster demographic reports
Lancaster is on the Hocking River.
Former and merged names include:
· New Lancaster
Natural gas was discovered here in 1887

Known in its early days for its sobriety. Settlers passed a resolution that anyone drunk in public had to remove one of the many tree stumps along the main street.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 81. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1980 movie, "Brubaker"
Well-known residents have included:
· William Tecumseh Sherman, Union general
Local festivals include:
  • Fairfield County Fair - Oct. 7-13, 2007
  • Lancaster Festival - July 19-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lancaster web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Shallenberger State Nature Preserve
Historic sites and museums: Sherman House Museum, Georgian Museum, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio
Colleges and universities: Ohio University-Lancaster Branch
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 63

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Lancaster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fairfield County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Columbus area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 43130 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Lancaster residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lancaster ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lancaster was $17,648, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Lancaster festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $828.


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Libraries in Lancaster include Fairfield County District Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lancaster include Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

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Fairfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lancaster political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Lancaster workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lancaster between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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