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Lancaster is a town in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Lancaster. For links to other places called Lancaster, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lancaster is 42.906N. The longitude is -78.634W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 712 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 39,019.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lancaster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14026 ZIP code.
27% of Lancaster residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $21,723, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $431. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,180.
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lancaster political report.
The average commute time for Lancaster workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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