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Lancaster, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 718 as of July 1, 2016. Lancaster ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 40.5263 and longitude -92.5317 in Schuyler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lancaster (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuyler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Lancaster (GNIS ID: 2395624) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lancaster is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schuyler County.

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, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 718
Population in Households 718
Population in Familes 547
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 483
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 321
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 186
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $74,658
Average Home Value $91,414


Median Household Income $28,328
Average Household Income $38,029
Per Capita Income $16,713
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.06%
Households -0.25% -0.12%
Families -0.09% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 428 59th
Population Density1 # 733 29th
Diversity Index2 # 937 10th
Median Household Income # 960 7th
Per Capita Income # 898 13th

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