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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population38,871
Male Share of the Population44.9%
Female Share of the Population55.1%
Senior Citizens8.6%
Employed Population 16+17,913
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married40.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.5%
Median Earnings25+$33,218
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,397
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,206

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,054
% Above Poverty Level82.9%
% Below Poverty Level17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$967
Median House Value$109,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)82.1%
Irish2.5%
German1.4%
English1.1%
African1.1%
French Except Basque0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Italian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Arab0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Lancaster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County
Standard Zip Codes75134, 75146
Phone Area Codes214
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.62
Approximate Longitude-96.78

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)

StationFERRIS
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
StationWAXAHACHIE
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationBURLESON
Distance32.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 75 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
DeSoto52,596$76,488
Ferris2,530$60,156
Glenn Heights12,257$65,331
Hutchins5,691$42,446
Red Oak11,993$80,799

Lancaster Public Libraries

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

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Lancaster Hospitals

Crescent Medical Center Lancaster
(Proprietary)
2600 West Pleasant Run Road

Lancaster Public Schools

Houston El
2929 Marquis St
ZIP: 75134
(972) 218-1512
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
Lancaster H S
200 E Wintergreen Rd
ZIP: 75134
(972) 218-1800
High
Total Enrollment 1841
Pleasant Run El
427 W Pleasant Run Rd
ZIP: 75134
(972) 218-1538
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Aia Lancaster El
901 E Beltline Rd
ZIP: 75146
(972) 227-2105
Aia Lancaster Middle
901 E Beltline Rd
ZIP: 75146
(972) 227-2105
Belt Line El
1355 W Belt Line Rd
ZIP: 75146
(972) 218-1608
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
G W Carver 6th Grade Stem Learning Center
1005 Westridge
ZIP: 75146
(972) 218-1577
Middle
Total Enrollment 520
Jd Hall Learning Center
602 E Second St
ZIP: 75146
(972) 218-1441
Other
L Isd J J A E P
422 S Centre Ave
ZIP: 75146
(972) 218-1432
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Lancaster El
1109 W Main
ZIP: 75146
(972) 218-1590
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Lancaster Middle
822 W Pleasant Run Rd
ZIP: 75146
(972) 218-1660
Middle
Total Enrollment 990
Life School Lancaster
950 S I 35 E
ZIP: 75146
(972) 274-7950
Primary
Total Enrollment 650
Rolling Hills El
450 Rolling Hills Pl
ZIP: 75146
(972) 218-1525
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Rosa Parks/millbrook El
630 Millbrook Dr
ZIP: 75146
(972) 218-1564
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
West Main El
531 W Main St
ZIP: 75146
(972) 218-1551
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Texas Serenity Academy
8612 Trippie St
ZIP: 75214
(281) 931-8887

Lancaster Private Schools

Berne Private School
1311 Johns Ave
ZIP: 75134
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 54
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