A town in Texas, Lancaster has just under 40,000 residents. Families with young children are typical, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, while retirees account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 33, skews younger than most cities in Texas. Most Lancaster residents own their homes, and 40% of residents rent. The average rent of $1,065 a month is roughly equal to the state average.
Lancaster has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (5%) compared to the Texas average. Furthermore, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Lancaster residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and warehousing. Together, these industries make up 19% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just under $61K, Lancaster workers earn less than the average Texas resident. Lancaster's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
With an average commute time of about 34 minutes, longer than most cities in Texas, Lancaster residents are well aware that it takes some patience getting to work. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 44% of commuters, while public transportation isn't used widely. Not many workers commute on foot.