Lancaster is a city located in Dallas County, Texas, United States. It is situated approximately 15 miles south of downtown Dallas. As of 2020, the estimated population of Lancaster is around 39,000.
Demographically, Lancaster is diverse, with a significant African American population of around 53%. The median age of residents is 33 years old, and the median household income is around $50,000.
The average home price in Lancaster is around $160,000, which is lower than the average home price in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Property tax rates in Lancaster are relatively low, with an effective tax rate of around 2.6%.
There are several things to do in Lancaster, including visiting the Lancaster Community Park, which features sports fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas, as well as the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Park and the Lancaster Historic Town Square. The city is also home to several annual events, including the Lancaster Founders Day Festival and the Lancaster Juneteenth Celebration.
Lancaster is part of the Lancaster Independent School District, which serves students in Lancaster, as well as portions of nearby Dallas, DeSoto, and Cedar Hill. The district is rated “C” by the Texas Education Agency.
For those interested in doing business in Lancaster, the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce can be reached at (972) 218-0310. The Chamber offers a range of services and resources for local businesses, including networking events and business development workshops.
Finally, for any city-related inquiries, the Lancaster City Hall can be reached at (972) 218-1300. The City Hall is located at 211 N. Henry St. and is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.