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Overview

Introduction to Lancaster, Ohio

Lancaster, Ohio, in Fairfield county, is 27 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The city is included in the Columbus metropolitan area. 

Lancaster History

Lancaster, Ohio was founded by Colonel Ebenezer Zane from Wheeling in November 1800. The Indians' defeat in the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, followed by the Treaty of Greenville in 1796, made the area safe for settlement. The Colonel realized this opportunity and set about developing the area. It was incorporated as a town in 1831.

Lancaster and Nearby Attractions

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Sherman House
  • Ohio Historical Society
  • Fairfield County Fairgrounds
  • Sherman Memorial
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church

Things To Do In Lancaster

The Fairfield County Fairgrounds is situated at the foot of Mt. Pleasant It was founded in 1850 and is spread over 65 acres of land. It is a popular spot and is also the oldest fair which has been in continuous operation in Ohio. Lancaster also has many municipal parks, such as the Rising Park, which surrounds Mt. Pleasant. It rises 300 feet above the surrounding plains and offers excellent views.

Lancaster Transportation

The Rickenbacker International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Lancaster Higher Education

Some major universities nearby are the Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, Franklin University and Denison University.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,483
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+16,260
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,330
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,027
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,142

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,783
% Above Poverty Level79.5%
% Below Poverty Level20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$748
Median House Value$117,100

Ancestry

German29.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
Irish16.7%
English9.4%
Italian3.9%
Scottish2.7%
French Except Basque2.7%
Dutch2.4%
Welsh1.5%
Polish1.2%
Greek0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
African0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Australian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Lancaster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes43130
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.72
Approximate Longitude-82.59

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 2 NW
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationCOLUMBUS VLY CROSSING
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationCOLUMBUS INTL AP
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amanda750$65,938
Carroll381$56,563
Pleasantville1,206$41,938
Sugar Grove480$51,250
Thurston473$50,156
West Rushville267$47,500

Lancaster Public Libraries

Fairfield County District Library
219 N. BROAD ST.
Lancaster, Ohio
(740) 653-2745

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Lancaster Hospitals

Fairfield Medical Center
(Non-profit)
401 North Ewing Street
(740) 687-8009

Lancaster Public Schools

Cedar Heights Elementary School
1515 Cedar Hill Rd
ZIP: 43130
(740) 687-7334
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
East Elementary School
751 E Wheeling St
ZIP: 43130
(740) 687-7338
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Fairfield Union High School
6675 Cincinnati Zanesville Rd
ZIP: 43130
(740) 536-7188
High
Total Enrollment 619
Fairfield Union Rushville Middle School
6409 Cincinnati Zanesville Rd
ZIP: 43130
(740) 536-7249
Middle
Total Enrollment 624
General Sherman Junior High School
701 Union St
ZIP: 43130
(740) 687-7344
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Lancaster Fairfield Community School
320 E Locust St
ZIP: 43130
(740) 652-7200
Lancaster High School
1312 Granville Pike
ZIP: 43130
(740) 681-7500
High
Total Enrollment 1770
Medill Elementary School
1151 James Rd
ZIP: 43130
(740) 687-7352
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Sanderson Elementary School
1450 Marietta Rd Ne
ZIP: 43130
(740) 687-7354
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
South Elementary School
220 E Walnut St
ZIP: 43130
(740) 687-7340
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Tallmadge Elementary School
611 Lewis Ave
ZIP: 43130
(740) 687-7336
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Tarhe Elementary School
425 Whittier Dr N
ZIP: 43130
(740) 687-7330
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Thomas Ewing Junior High School
825 E Fair Ave
ZIP: 43130
(740) 687-7347
Middle
Total Enrollment 699
West Elementary School
625 Garfield Ave
ZIP: 43130
(740) 687-7332
Primary
Total Enrollment 452

Lancaster Private Schools

Faith Academy
2610 W Fair Ave
ZIP: 43130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Lancaster Montessori School
1111 W Fair Ave
ZIP: 43130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Lancaster Seventh-day Adventist School
2640 Lancaster Thornville Rd Ne
ZIP: 43130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Owl's Acre Montessori
1458 Tiki Ln
ZIP: 43130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
St Bernadette Elementary School
1325 Wheeling Rd Ne
ZIP: 43130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
St Mary Elementary School
309 E Chestnut St
ZIP: 43130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 279
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