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Lancaster, California

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Lancaster, California
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Seal of Lancaster
City nickname:"The Heart of the Antelope Valley"
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County Los Angeles County, California
Area
 - Total
 - Water

243.9 km² (94.2 mi²)
0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) 0.19%
Population

 - Total (2005 est.)
 - Density


133,703
487.6/km²

Time zone Pacific: UTC-8

Latitude
Longitude

34°41'13' N
118°9'15' W

City of Lancaster Official Website (http://www.cityoflancasterca.org/)

Lancaster is a city located in the Antelope Valley in Los Angeles County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 118,718. As of 2005, the California Finance Dept. estimates the population at 133,703.

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Geography

Lancaster is located at 34°41'13" North, 118°9'15" West (34.686980, -118.154062)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 243.9 km² (94.2 mi²). 243.5 km² (94.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.19% water.

Information

Lancaster is the ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County and the third-fastest growing. Lancaster is located in the Palmdale / Lancaster Urbanized Area, bordering Palmdale on the North. Lancaster is the second largest desert city in California after Palmdale.

Lancaster, California is the largest city named Lancaster in the world. For a list of others, see Lancaster.

Founded in 1876 along the route of the Southern Pacific Railroad (now merged into the Union Pacific Railroad), Lancaster was originally a commercial and social center primarily for Antelope Valley farmers. After World War II its population saw a noticeable increase thanks to its proximity to Edwards Air Force Base (formerly known as Muroc Army Air Field) and Plant 42.

Sports

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Clear Channel Stadium. Home of the Lancaster JetHawks minor league baseball team.

Professional Baseball - The minor league Lancaster JetHawks play at Lancaster Municipal Stadium.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 118,718 people, 38,224 households, and 27,674 families residing in the city. The population density is 487.6/km² (1,263.0/mi²). There are 41,745 housing units at an average density of 171.5/km² (444.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 62.82% White, 16.01% African American, 1.02% Native American, 3.81% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 11.11% from other races, and 5.00% from two or more races. 24.13% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 38,224 households out of which 42.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% are married couples living together, 17.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% are non-families. 22.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.92 and the average family size is 3.41.

In the city the population is spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $41,127, and the median income for a family is $44,681. Males have a median income of $40,710 versus $27,619 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,935. 16.4% of the population and 13.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.9% of those under the age of 18 and 7.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Regions
Antelope Valley | Central Valley | Central Coast | Channel Islands | Coachella Valley | Conejo Valley | Death Valley | Emerald Triangle | Gold Country | Greater Los Angeles | Imperial Valley | Inland Empire | Mojave | Northern California | Owens Valley | Palm Springs Area | Pomona Valley | Sacramento Valley | The Peninsula | Redwood Empire | San Fernando Valley | San Francisco Bay Area | San Gabriel Valley | Santa Clara Valley | Santa Clarita Valley | Shasta Cascade | Sierra Nevada | Silicon Valley | Southern California | Wine Country
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Urban areas and major cities
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine | Antioch-Pittsburg | Arroyo Grande-Grover Beach | Atascadero-Paso Robles | Bakersfield | Camarillo | Chico | Concord-Walnut Creek-Pleasanton | Davis | El Centro | Fairfield | Fresno-Clovis | Gilroy-Morgan Hill | Hemet | Indio-Palm Springs-Cathedral City | Livermore | Lodi | Lompoc | Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale | Madera | Manteca | Merced | Mission Viejo-Lake Forest | Modesto | Napa | Oakland-Berkeley | Oxnard-San Buenaventura | Palmdale-Lancaster | Petaluma | Porterville | Redding | Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario | Sacramento-Folsom-Roseville | Salinas | San Diego-Encinitas-Oceanside | San Francisco-Richmond-Redwood City | San José-Cupertino-Mountain View | San Luis Obispo | San Rafael-Novato | Santa Barbara-Goleta | Santa Clarita | Santa Cruz | Santa Maria | Santa Rosa | Seaside-Monterey-Marina | Stockton | Temecula-Murrieta | Thousand Oaks-Simi Valley | Tracy | Turlock | Vallejo | Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley | Visalia-Tulare-Porterville | Watsonville | Yuba City
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Counties
Alameda | Alpine | Amador | Butte | Calaveras | Colusa | Contra Costa | Del Norte | El Dorado | Fresno | Glenn | Humboldt | Imperial | Inyo | Kern | Kings | Lake | Lassen | Los Angeles | Madera | Marin | Mariposa | Mendocino | Merced | Modoc | Mono | Monterey | Napa | Nevada | Orange | Placer | Plumas | Riverside | Sacramento | San Benito | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Francisco | San Joaquin | San Luis Obispo | San Mateo | Santa Barbara | Santa Clara | Santa Cruz | Shasta | Sierra | Siskiyou | Solano | Sonoma | Stanislaus | Sutter | Tehama | Trinity | Tulare | Tuolumne | Ventura | Yolo | Yuba


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