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Overview

Introduction to Lancaster, California

Founded in 1876, Lancaster is a city of over 125,000 people located in Southern California, in Los Angeles County. Lancaster is an hour and fifteen minutes northeast of Los Angeles. Edwards Air Force Base, home to the Air Force Flight Test Center, is just to the northeast of Lancaster.

Lancaster experiences dry sunny weather. Summers are hot with average daily temperatures in the 90s. Winters are cool with average daily temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

Lancaster Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Lancaster residents have relatively easy access to the cultural and entertainment offerings of nearby Los Angeles. Some attractions of note in Lancaster include:

  • The Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival.
  • The City of Lancaster Aerospace Walk of Honor.
  • The Lancaster Golf Center.
  • The Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

Lancaster is also home to a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team, the Lancaster JetHawks. The JetHawks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lancaster residents also have access to the major sports offerings of Los Angeles, which include:

  • The Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers.
  • Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The National Hockey League's (NHL) Los Angeles Kings.
  • The United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses.
  • The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

Demographics

People

Total Population159,651
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens9.3%
Employed Population 16+54,095
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married41.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$37,045
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,995
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,535
% Above Poverty Level75.8%
% Below Poverty Level24.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone22.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,085
Median House Value$186,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.8%
German6.5%
Irish4.2%
English4.2%
Italian2.8%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1.1%
African0.9%
Polish0.8%
Arab0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Belizean0.4%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
US/American0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Lancaster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes93534, 93536, 93535
P.O. Box Zip Codes93539, 93584, 93586
Phone Area Codes661
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.72
Approximate Longitude-118.15

Lancaster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLANCASTER ATC
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 57 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 96 F
Oct Temp46 to 78 F
Annual Precip7.4 inches
StationPEARBLOSSOM
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp65 to 96 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip5.3 inches
StationEL MIRAGE
Distance29.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 56 F
Apr Temp40 to 72 F
Jul Temp59 to 97 F
Oct Temp43 to 77 F
Annual Precip5.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Palmdale156,823$56,059

Lancaster Hospitals

Antelope Valley Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1600 West Avenue J

Lancaster Public Schools

Crossroads Community Day
44310 Hardwood Ave.
ZIP: 93534
Primary
Total Enrollment 9
Desert Sands Charter
44130 20th St. W.
ZIP: 93534
High
Total Enrollment 1990
Desert View Elementary
1555 W. Ave. H-10
ZIP: 93534
Primary
Total Enrollment 835
Lancaster Alternative And Virtual Academies
44310 Hardwood Ave.
ZIP: 93534
Middle
Total Enrollment 109
Life Source International Charter
44339 Beech Ave.
ZIP: 93534
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Mariposa Elementary
737 W. Ave. H-6
ZIP: 93534
Primary
Total Enrollment 771
Monte Vista Elementary
1235 W. Kettering St.
ZIP: 93534
Primary
Total Enrollment 893
Sierra Elementary
747 W. Ave. J-12
ZIP: 93534
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Sunnydale Elementary
1233 W. Ave. J-8
ZIP: 93534
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Antelope Valley High
44900 N. Division St.
ZIP: 93535
High
Total Enrollment 1718
Challenger Middle
41725 N. 170th St., E.
ZIP: 93535
Middle
Total Enrollment 578
Columbia Elementary
2640 E. Ave. J-4
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Desert Winds Continuation High
45030 Third St. E.
ZIP: 93535
High
Total Enrollment 771
Discovery
44910 17th St. E.
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 1026
Early Childhood Education
831 E. Ave. K-2
ZIP: 93535
Eastside Academy/transitional Learning Center
44958 30th St. E.
ZIP: 93535
Middle
Total Enrollment 3
Eastside Elementary
6742 E. Ave. H
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 597
Eastside High
3200 E. Ave. J-8
ZIP: 93535
High
Total Enrollment 2304
El Dorado Elementary
361 E. Pondera
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 769
Enterprise Elementary
3730 E. Ave. J-4
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 739
Gifford C. Cole Middle
3126 E. Ave. I
ZIP: 93535
Middle
Total Enrollment 649
Ilead Lancaster Charter
254 E. Ave. K-4
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Jack Northrop Elementary
835 E. Ave. K-4
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Joshua Elementary
43926 N. Second St., E.
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 702
Lincoln Elementary
44021 15th St., E.
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 883
Linda Verde Elementary
44924 N. Fifth St., E.
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
New Vista Middle
753 E. Ave. K-2
ZIP: 93535
Middle
Total Enrollment 869
Piute Middle
425 E. Ave. H-11
ZIP: 93535
Middle
Total Enrollment 856
Tierra Bonita Elementary
44820 N. 27th St., E.
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Wilsona Achievement Academy
41725 N. 170th St., E.
ZIP: 93535
Primary
Total Enrollment 12
Amargosa Creek Middle
44333 27th St., W.
ZIP: 93536
Middle
Total Enrollment 948
Del Sur Senior Elementary
9023 W. Ave. H
ZIP: 93536
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Endeavour Middle
43755 45th St., W.
ZIP: 93536
Middle
Total Enrollment 773
Jarvis Camp
5300 W. Ave. L
ZIP: 93536
High
Total Enrollment 58
Joe Walker Middle
5632 W. Ave. L-8
ZIP: 93536
Middle
Total Enrollment 870
John And Jacquelyn Miller Elementary
43420 22nd St. W.
ZIP: 93536
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Lancaster High
44701 32nd St. W.
ZIP: 93536
High
Total Enrollment 2363
Mcnair Camp
5300 W. Ave. L
ZIP: 93536
High
Total Enrollment 41
Nancy Cory Elementary
3540 W. Ave. K-4
ZIP: 93536
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Onizuka Camp
5300 W. Ave. L
ZIP: 93536
High
Total Enrollment 41
Resnik Camp
5300 W. Ave. L
ZIP: 93536
High
Scobee Camp
5300 W. Ave. L
ZIP: 93536
High
Smith Camp
5300 W. Ave. L
ZIP: 93536
High
Total Enrollment 35
Soar High (students On Academic Rise)
3041 W. Ave. K
ZIP: 93536
High
Total Enrollment 409
Sundown Elementary
6151 W. Ave. J-8
ZIP: 93536
Primary
Total Enrollment 1022
Valley View Elementary
3310 W. Ave. L-8
ZIP: 93536
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
West Wind Elementary
44044 36th St., W.
ZIP: 93536
Primary
Total Enrollment 898
Westside Academy
5606 W. Ave. L-8
ZIP: 93536
Primary

Lancaster Private Schools

Antelope Valley Adventist School
45002 Fern Ave
ZIP: 93534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
Assistance League Of Antelope Valley Preschool &
808 W Newgrove St
ZIP: 93534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Day Star Learning Center
646 West Lancaster Boulevard Suite 105
ZIP: 93534
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Desert Christian Schools
44662 15th St W
ZIP: 93534
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 980
Desert Montessori Academy
44503 Fern Ave
ZIP: 93534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Grace Lutheran School
856 W Newgrove St
ZIP: 93534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
Lancaster Montessori School
New Grove Ave
ZIP: 93534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Sacred Heart Elementary School
625 W Kettering St
ZIP: 93534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 313
Sonshine Factory Preschool & Kindergarten
44514 20th St W
ZIP: 93534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Lancaster Baptist School
4020 E Lancaster Blvd
ZIP: 93535
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 398
Vineyard Christian School
1011 E Avenue I
ZIP: 93535
Elementary
Total Enrollment 141
Antelope Valley Christian School
3700 W Avenue L
ZIP: 93536
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 204
Bethel Christian School
3100 W Avenue K
ZIP: 93536
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 345
Paraclete High School
42145 30th St W
ZIP: 93536
Secondary
Total Enrollment 724
Pinecrest School - Lancaster
2110 W Avenue K
ZIP: 93536
Elementary
Total Enrollment 222
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