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 3,901 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Lancaster, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,901
Population in Households 3,791
Population in Familes 3,001
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density1 1,285
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,677
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,058
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,835 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,144 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 533 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $124,543
Average Home Value $172,988


Median Household Income $45,261
Average Household Income $56,362
Per Capita Income $24,353
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% -0.02%
Households 0.17% 0.06%
Families 0.32% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 173 78th
Population Density1 # 161 79th
Diversity Index2 # 658 15th
Median Household Income # 524 32nd
Per Capita Income # 476 39th

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