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Lancaster, Kentucky

  •   State: 
    Garrard County
      County all: 
    Garrard | Lincoln
      County FIPS: 
    21079 | 21137
    37°36′53″N 84°34′53″W
      Area total: 
    2.30 sq mi (5.96 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.28 sq mi (5.91 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.05 km²)
    1,007 ft (307 m)
    1797; Incorporated 1837
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,710.09 residents per square mile of area (660.13/km²)
      Household income: 
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Lancaster is a home rule-class city in Garrard County, Kentucky, in the United States. As of the year 2010 U.S. census, the city population was 3,442. Lancaster is the site of the Kennedy House, sometimes said to have been the setting for Uncle Tom's Cabin. The Civil War training base Camp Dick Robinson was located nearby. Lancaster has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. It is located at 37°377N 84°3446W (37.618625, -84.579433) The city was named for the Pennsylvania town where one of its settlers came from. The post office was established in 1801 and operated under the name "Lancasters Court House" until 1811. It was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1837. The city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), all land. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The current representative for the 36th House of Representatives in Kentucky is William Shell, a former general, attorney and colonel of the 19th Kentucky Infantry, 13, 1865, to 1865, and general, general, colonel, and attorney general of the 13th Kentucky, 13th Regiment of the Kentucky Horse Drawn Cavalry, 1865-1865, and colonel, general and attorney of the 1st Kentucky Cavalry, 1865, from 1865 to 1865.


Lancaster is located west of the center of Garrard County at 37°377N 84°3446W (37.618625, -84.579433). U.S. Route 27 passes through the city, leading north 35 miles (56 km) to Lexington and south 39 miles (63 km), to Somerset. Lancaster is 3 miles (5 km) east of the Dix River, a north-flowing tributary of the Kentucky River. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lancaster has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.According to the United States Census Bureau, Lancaster had a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), all land. It has a population of 1,816. The city is located on the Kentucky-Louisiana state line, and is located in the eastern part of Garrards County, in the western part of the state. It is located near the intersection of US 27 and Kentucky Route 52, leading east and northeast 23 miles (37 km) and west 11 miles (18 km, respectively) to Richmond and Danville. It also is near the junction of US 52 and Kentucky State Route 27, which leads north and northeast to Somerset and south to Lexington, and west to Danville, and east to Richmond, and north to Lexington.


In 1797, Captain William Buford donated land for the establishment of a town around the site of Major Andrew Wallace's settlement at Wallace Crossroads. The community was named "Lancaster" for the Pennsylvania town, either because one of its settlers came from there or because the town was designed on a similar plan. The post office was established in 1801 and operated under the name "L Lancaster Court House" until 1811. The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1837. It was named after the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, town where the first settlers lived in 1797. It is the only city in Pennsylvania to have been named after a county or town in the U.S. states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. It has a population of about 3,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the state. It also has the second largest population of any city in the United States, after New York City, with more than 4,000 residents. The population of Lancaster County is about 2,000. It's the largest city in Delaware County, which has more residents than any other state. The town's name is derived from Lancaster, a town in western Pennsylvania, which was once part of the Ohio River valley. It became the first city to be officially incorporated in 1827. It had its first post office in 1811, and its name was changed to Lancaster in 1821. It received its first charter in 1823.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,734 people, 1,585 households, and 1,020 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 88.14% White, 9.61% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.12% from other races, and1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population. The city's population was spread out, with 23.0% under the age of 18, nine.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there are 83.5 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there is 76.6 males. The average household size was 2.29, and the average family size was2.89. The per capita income for the city is $13,793. About 16.9% of families and 19.1%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 27.0. of those under 18 and 17.5. ofThose age 65 or over. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the city has a population of 3,700, up from 3,600 at the start of the 1990s. It is the largest city in the state, with 1,758 people living there.


Lancaster has a lending library, the Garrard County Public Library. Public education in Lancaster is administered by Garrard School District. Garrard High School is located in Lancaster. Lancaster has a public library, Garrard Public Library, which is open to the public. Lancaster also has a private school, Lancaster High School, which operates as a high school. The city has a community center, the Lancaster Civic Center, which was built in the 1970s. It is located on the former site of the Lancaster Post Office, which closed in the 1980s. The town has a library, which opened in the early 1990s, and a public school, which runs as a junior high. It also has an elementary school and a middle school, both of which are open to students from Lancaster and surrounding areas. It has a park, which has been open since the 1990s and is a focal point for the community. The public library has been opened since the early 2000s, when it was built. It was originally opened in 2005. It opened its doors to the general public in the summer of 2007. The library is open until the end of the school year, and has a collection of more than 1,000 books. It's also open for special events, such as weddings and anniversaries, as well as special events for the local community. It offers a free library service, which can be accessed by calling the Lancaster Public Library on 1-800-273-8255 or visiting the library's website.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky = 96.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 95. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lancaster = 4.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 3,899 individuals with a median age of 37.2 age the population grows by 10.92% in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,710.09 residents per square mile of area (660.13/km²). There are average 2.27 people per household in the 1,787 households with an average household income of $32,491 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.20% of the available work force and has dropped -5.10% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.60%. The number of physicians in Lancaster per 100,000 population = 46.3.


The annual rainfall in Lancaster = 48.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 6.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 91. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 186. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 38, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky which are owned by the occupant = 55.15%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 42 years with median home cost = $100,190 and home appreciation of 0.09%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.80 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,637 per student. There are 15.2 students for each teacher in the school, 517 students for each Librarian and 646 students for each Counselor. 2.33% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 6.38% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.16% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lancaster's population in Garrard County, Kentucky of 1,640 residents in 1900 has increased 2,38-fold to 3,899 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.58% female residents and 46.42% male residents live in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky.

    As of 2020 in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky are married and the remaining 49.09% are single population.

  • 30.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Lancaster require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    71.95% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 21.85% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.37% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.64% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky, 55.15% are owner-occupied homes, another 39.81% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.04% are vacant.

  • The 47.98% of the population in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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