Lancaster County, VA

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2022 Population
10,866
0.458% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
59.2
3.68% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
28.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,674
2.77% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$292,300
21.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lancaster County, VA had a population of 10.9k people with a median age of 59.2 and a median household income of $62,674. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lancaster County, VA declined from 10,916 to 10,866, a −0.458% decrease and its median household income declined from $64,460 to $62,674, a −2.77% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lancaster County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.76%), Other (Hispanic) (0.957%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.755%).

None of the households in Lancaster County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Lancaster County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lancaster County, VA was $292,300, and the homeownership rate was 82.2%.

Most people in Lancaster County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lancaster County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Lancaster County, VA borders .

Population & Diversity

Lancaster County, VA is home to a population of 10.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.56% of Lancaster County, VA residents were born outside of the country (496 people).

In 2022, there were 2.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.23k people) in Lancaster County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 300 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Lancaster County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lancaster County, VA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lancaster County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.23k ± 103
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.95k ± 113
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    300 ± 128
2.31%
Hispanic Population
251 people

In 2022, there were 2.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.23k people) in Lancaster County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 300 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.31% of the people in Lancaster County, VA are hispanic (251 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lancaster County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.56%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
496 people
3.81%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
416 people

As of 2022, 4.56% of Lancaster County, VA residents (496 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lancaster County, VA was 3.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    468 ± 120
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    225 ± 187
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    189 ± 108

Lancaster County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lancaster County, VA employs 3.99k people. The largest industries in Lancaster County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (527 people), Retail Trade (466 people), and Manufacturing (437 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($225,078), Finance & Insurance ($120,101), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,875).

Occupations

3.99k
2022 Value
± 415
1.04%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lancaster County, VA grew at a rate of 1.04%, from 3.95k employees to 3.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lancaster County, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (378 people), Production Occupations (355 people), and Management Occupations (327 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lancaster County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.99k
2022 Value
± 415
1.04%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lancaster County, VA grew at a rate of 1.04%, from 3.95k employees to 3.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lancaster County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (527 people), Retail Trade (466 people), and Manufacturing (437 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lancaster County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Lancaster County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,382
Median earning men ± $5,635
$31,949
Median earning women ± $4,882

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($130,502), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($122,162), and Public Administration ($61,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,625), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,458), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,565).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 161
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 124
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 106
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lancaster County, VA was $292,300 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $241,400 to $292,300, a 21.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Lancaster County, VA is 82.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lancaster County, VA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lancaster County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$292,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$27,603
$4,305
Median Property Taxes
±$416

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lancaster County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lancaster County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

82.2%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.2% of the housing units in Lancaster County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Lancaster County, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 301
  2. Census Tract 302

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lancaster County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,674
Median Household Income
± $4,452
5.24k
Number of Households
± 477

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.24k households in Lancaster County, VA declined from $62,674 from the previous year's value of $64,460.

The following chart displays the households in Lancaster County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lancaster County, VA is from Lancaster County, VA.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Lancaster County, VA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.6%)
  3. Carpooled (7.72%)

In 2022, 75.7% of workers in Lancaster County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.6%) and those who carpooled to work (7.72%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lancaster County, VA have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 9.02% of the workforce in Lancaster County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lancaster County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lancaster County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lancaster County, VA (1.49k out of 10.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lancaster County, VA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93% of the population of Lancaster County, VA has health coverage, with 33.2% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 24.8% on Medicare, 21% on non-group plans, and 0.707% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lancaster County, VA see 2124 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.141% increase from the previous year (2121 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10928 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1093 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,124 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lancaster County, VA

Primary care physicians in Lancaster County, VA see an average of 2,124 patients per year. This represents a 0.141% increase from the previous year (2,121 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lancaster County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.2% under 18 years, 10% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 38.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.99%
Uninsured
33.2%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
24.8%
Medicare
21%
Non-Group
0.707%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lancaster County, VA declined by 10.9% from 7.85% to 6.99%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lancaster County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2023, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.9% in Lancaster County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2023, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.7% in Lancaster County, VA.

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