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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.
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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lancaster was $17,648, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $828.
Libraries in Lancaster include Fairfield County District Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lancaster include Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
Fairfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lancaster political report.
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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