Lancaster, Minnesota

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Lancaster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 137 miles N of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 316 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kittson
Standard Zip Codes 56735
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.858
Longitude -96.803

Lancaster Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 10 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
Distance 40.8 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 12 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 54 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Distance 53.6 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 15 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
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Lancaster Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 363 100%
Male 188 51.8%
Female 175 48.2%
Under 18 107 29.5%
18+ 256 70.5%
65+ 66 18.2%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 3.19
White 359 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 1.1%

Estimated Lancaster Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 328
Growth -35
Growth % -9.6%

Lancaster Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Swedish 40.7%
Norwegian 13.9%
German 13.3%
Polish 10.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
English 3.3%
Ukrainian 2.4%
French Canadian 1.8%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Irish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Russian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Dutch 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lancaster, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Orleans (56735)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lancaster 363 $47,083
Hallock 1,196 $46,042
Karlstad 794 $35,469
Kennedy 255 $46,094
Lake Bronson 246 $30,938
St. Vincent 117 $41,667
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Student/teacher ratio: 9.2

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