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Lancaster is a city in Dallas County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

The latitude of Lancaster is 32.591N. The longitude is -96.755W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 522 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,814.


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Median household income
Local
$43,773
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lancaster demographic reports
A local factory produced pistols for the Confederate army during the Civil War
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 131. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • OktoberFest - Oct. 12-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lancaster web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 102

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Lancaster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dallas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dallas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75134 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Lancaster residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $18,731, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Lancaster festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $573.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $975.


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Libraries

Libraries in Lancaster include Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Dallas 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 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 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 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Lancaster include Super 8 Lancaster.

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