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Lancaster is a township in Wells County, in the Fort Wayne metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Lancaster. For links to other places called Lancaster, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lancaster is 40.785N. The longitude is -85.138W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,411.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lancaster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wells 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 46731 ZIP code.
33% of Lancaster residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $20,949, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $896.
Wells County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lancaster political report.
The average commute time for Lancaster workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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