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Lancaster is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The city was named for Lancaster, PA.

The latitude of Lancaster is 34.698N. The longitude is -118.135W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,359 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 125,896.


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Median household income
Local
$41,127
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lancaster demographic reports
Lancaster is in the Antelope Valley.
Public transportation: Antelope Valley Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,270. The number of murders and homicides was 18. The violent crime rate was 10.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1992 movie, "Lethal Weapon 3"
· 1991 movie, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival - Aug. 24-Sept. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lancaster web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park, Saddleback Butte State Park
Sports teams: JetHawks (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Antelope Valley Indian Museum
Colleges and universities: Antelope Valley College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 86

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Lancaster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Los Angeles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93534 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Lancaster residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lancaster ancestry & family history guide.

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Attractions

Recommendations: Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve from mid-March to mid-May, when the valley is carpeted in flowers

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lancaster was $16,935, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Lancaster festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,101.


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Libraries in Lancaster include Lancaster Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lancaster political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Lancaster workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 45 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lancaster between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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