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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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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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lancaster was $16,935, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,101.
Libraries in Lancaster include Lancaster Library ... View libraries
Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lancaster political report.
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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