Lancaster, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lancaster, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 285 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 Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 39.5713 and longitude -95.3037 in Atchison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lancaster (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Atchison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The City of Lancaster (GNIS ID: 2395625) 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 Lancaster, a minor civil division (MCD) of Atchison 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lancaster: Perry.

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


Total Population 285
Daytime Population: Workers 50
Daytime Population: Residents 160
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 210
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 285
Population in Familes 247
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,280
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $51,912
Average Household Income $64,101
Per Capita Income $25,441


Total Housing Units 114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (78.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $103,333
Average Home Value $204,545


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 78
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 -0.61% -0.64%
Households -0.52% -0.58%
Families -1.49% -0.78%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Lancaster, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 373 45th
Population Density # 162 76th
Diversity Index # 545 19th
Median Household Income # 283 58th
Per Capita Income # 380 44th

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