Lancaster, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lancaster, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Lancaster had a population of 3,842 as of July 1, 2017. Lancaster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 42.8473 and longitude -90.7064 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lancaster (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Lancaster (GNIS ID: 1583524) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lancaster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lancaster, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,842
Daytime Population: Workers 2,964
Daytime Population: Residents 1,970
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,934
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 3,726
Population in Familes 2,937
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density2 1,266
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $51,060
Average Household Income $60,103
Per Capita Income $25,872


Total Housing Units 1,814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,102 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 543 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $127,323
Average Home Value $180,177


Total Households 1,644
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,035
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% -0.12%
Households -0.13% -0.06%
Families -0.03% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Lancaster, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 175 78th
Population Density # 168 78th
Diversity Index # 673 14th
Median Household Income # 470 39th
Per Capita Income # 482 38th

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