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Bedroom community; dry since its incorporation in 1653

Lancaster is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.

The community was named after a town and county in England.

The latitude of Lancaster is 42.455N. The longitude is -71.673W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 243 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,380.


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Median household income
Local
$60,752
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lancaster demographic reports
Lancaster is on the Nashua River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Luther Burbank, horticulturist
Historic sites and museums: Fifth Meeting House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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5% of Lancaster residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $21,010, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Lancaster include Center Village District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $531.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,296.


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Libraries in Lancaster include Thayer Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lancaster include Clinton-Lancaster Times & Courier

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

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