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Bedroom community; dry since its incorporation in 1653
Lancaster is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.
The community was named after a town and county in England.
The latitude of Lancaster is 42.455N. The longitude is -71.673W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 243 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,380.
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5% 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 $21,010, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Lancaster include Center Village District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $531. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,296.
Libraries in Lancaster include Thayer Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lancaster include Clinton-Lancaster Times & Courier
The average commute time for Lancaster workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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