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Overview

Introduction to Lancaster, Texas

Lancaster, Texas, in Dallas county, is 14 miles S of Dallas, Texas. The city is included in the Dallas metropolitan area.

Lancaster History

The city of Lancaster was founded in 1852 after "Honest A" Bledsoe surveyed the area and laid down plans for the town on a 430-acre plot of land. Bledsoe modeled the city after his hometown of Lancaster, Kentucky. The city was incorporated in 1866 and remains one of the first incorporated communities located within Dallas County, Texas. The city prospered rapidly after December 1888 with the establishment of the train depot of Lancaster as a stop on the Dallas and Waco train line.

Lancaster and nearby Attractions

  • Captain R A Rawlins House
  • Church of Christ Cold Springs
  • Edgewood Cemetery
  • Cedardale Park
  • Confederate Air Force
  • Dallas County - Justices Of The Peace

Things To Do In Lancaster

Captain R. A. Rawlins House was built in 1870 by Captain Rawlins and his family. Today, it is a nationally registered historical site and a place of great interest to travelers. It was built using architectural plans and symmetry of the Greek Revival period. The Church of Christ, located at Cold Springs, and Edgewood Cemetery are both known for their magnificent architecture and serene ambience. Cedardale Park has provisions for various recreational activities and is a great place for spending a quiet day in the arms of nature. Confederate Air Force is known for its various cultural attractions, events, and facilities.

Lancaster Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Dallas Love Field Airport.

Lancaster Higher Education

Cedar Valley College is the local institute of higher education. Mountain View College and Dallas Baptist University are also nearby.

People

Total Population 38,152
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 8.1%
Employed Population 16+ 16,662
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 40.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,150
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,961
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,999

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,440
% Above Poverty Level 83%
% Below Poverty Level 17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.8%
Median Gross Rent $903
Median House Value $101,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 83.5%
US/American 0%
English 1.3%
Irish 2.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lancaster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles S of Dallas, Texas
County Dallas
Standard Zip Codes 75134, 75146
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.591
Longitude -96.755

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)

Station FERRIS
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station WAXAHACHIE
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station BURLESON
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 75 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
DeSoto 51,478 $75,415
Ferris 2,489 $51,971
Glenn Heights 11,795 $72,068
Hutchins 5,669 $41,711

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lancaster Public Libraries

Library
Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library
1600 VETERANS MEMORIAL PKWY
Lancaster, Texas
(972) 227-1080
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Lancaster Hospitals

MEDICAL CENTER AT LANCASTER
(Proprietary)
2600 W PLEASANT RUN RD
(972) 223-9600
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lancaster High Schools

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LANCASTER H S
822 W PLEASANT RUN RD
972-227-2418
Serves 1,416 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

L ISD J J A E P
602 E SECOND ST
972-227-3667
A Non-traditional School
Serves 4 students.

Lancaster Colleges

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