Lancaster, California

Lancaster: The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the Antelope Valley in southern California. Lancaster is known for its many aerospace companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Antelope Valley College Planetarium and the Lancaster Museum of Art & History.

About

Lancaster is a city located in the county of Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 156,633 and a population density of 8,223 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 155,822 inhabitants.

The city was created 294 years ago in 1729.

Lancaster is a city located in northern Los Angeles County within the Antelope Valley region of the western Mojave Desert. With a population of over 155,000, it is one of the fastest growing cities in California.

History

The Antelope Valley was originally home to Native American tribes before Spanish missionaries arrived in the late 18th century. In 1876, a community named Lancaster sprang up within Antelope Valley when the Southern Pacific Railroad established a rail stop.

Lancaster incorporated as a city in 1977 and saw rapid expansion and population growth starting in the 1980s. The desert climate and affordable land attracted new residents and aerospace companies.

Aerospace Industry

Lancaster is home to major aerospace operations including Edwards Air Force Base, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman. The defense and aeronautics industries anchor the local economy.

Lancaster is also located close to the Mojave Spaceport which hosts private spaceflight companies like Virgin Galactic.

Local Attractions

Some popular attractions in Lancaster include:

  • The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve where California poppies bloom in spring
  • Lancaster Municipal Stadium that hosts minor league baseball
  • The BLM-managed Saddleback Butte State Park with hiking trails
  • Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park which displays Native American artifacts

Overall, Lancaster provides a unique desert community within greater Los Angeles that blends aerospace activity with natural splendor and a growing population.

Lancaster locator map
Location of Lancaster on California map.

Quick Facts about Lancaster

Population : 155,822 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Los Angeles County
Phone Area Codes : 717
Area : 19.05 km2
Altitude : 367 feet / 112 meters
Capital city : Lancaster is capital of Lancaster County
Establishment : January 01, 1730 (294 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 18:18:10 (17th May 2024)
Postal code : 93534
Density : 8,180 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.52% (2010-2020)
Lancaster Pennsylvania downtown image
Lancaster Pennsylvania downtown
Lancaster Pennsylvania downtown image

Geography

Lancaster is located at 34°41'53"N 118°8'12"W (34.6980400, -118.1367400).

Lancaster map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Lancaster decreased by 0.52% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 156,633 - census
2011 158,078 0.91% estimation process
2012 158,253 0.11% estimation process
2013 159,055 0.5% estimation process
2014 159,634 0.36% estimation process
2015 159,813 0.11% estimation process
2016 159,633 -0.11% estimation process
2017 159,434 -0.12% estimation process
2018 158,622 -0.51% estimation process
2019 157,601 -0.65% estimation process
2020 155,822 -1.14% estimation process

Lancaster zip code is 93534. County name: Los Angeles, County fips: 06037

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People born in Lancaster (200)

People born in Lancaster, including US musician and songwriter Vince DiCola, politician and manager Barbara Franklin, actress Gretchen Egolf, .

List

  • Beth Behrs (American actress and writer known for her starring role as Caroline Channing in the CBS television series 2 Broke Girls) she was born in 26/12/1985
  • Jennifer Gareis (American actress) she was born in 01/08/1972
  • Benjamin Smith Barton (American physician, professor, and botanist (1766-1815)) he was born in 10/02/1766
  • Richard Winters (United States Army Officer) he was born in 21/01/1918
  • Charles Carl Roberts (Milk truck driver and murderer) he was born in 07/12/1973
  • John Wise (American pioneer in the field of ballooning) he was born in 24/02/1808
  • John D. Anderson (curator of Aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution) he was born in 01/10/1937
  • Simon Snyder (Governor of Pennsylvania (1759-1819)) he was born in 05/11/1759
  • Charles Demuth (American painter (1883-1935)) he was born in 08/11/1883
  • Billy Bletcher (actor) he was born in 24/09/1894
  • Rya Kihlstedt (American actress) she was born in 23/07/1970
  • Carla Kihlstedt (American violinist, singer and composer) she was born in 23/11/1971
  • Andrew J. Feustel (American astronaut) he was born in 25/08/1965
  • Andrew Wenger (American association football (soccer) player) he was born in 25/12/1990
  • Robert Smith (United States Secretary of the Navy (1757-1842)) he was born in 03/11/1757
  • Taylor Kinney (American actor and model) he was born in 15/07/1981
  • Jonathan Groff (American actor and singer) he was born in 26/03/1985
  • John F. Reynolds (career officer of the United States Army) he was born in 20/09/1820

Schools in Lancaster

College & universities near Lancaster, CA

Code Name City ZIP
117238 Lancaster Beauty School Lancaster (CA) 93534
442930 University of Antelope Valley Lancaster (CA) 93534
446118 Career Care Institute Lancaster (CA) 93534
109350 Antelope Valley College Lancaster (CA) 93536-5426
476513 Flair Beauty College Valencia (CA) 91355-2106

Stations (42)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lancaster, CA

Code Name Address Type
LCS Lancaster, California 44812 Sierra Highway BUS
PMD Palmdale (Amtrak Thruway), California 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive - Bus Bay 2E BUS
LTR Littlerock, California 7715 Pearblossom Hwy BUS
MOJ Mojave, California 15900 Sierra Highway BUS
NHL Santa Clarita-Newhall, California 24300 Railroad Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Lancaster

Post Office Name City ZIP
Cedar Post Office Lancaster (CA) 93534
Lancaster Carrier Annex Post Office Lancaster (CA) 93534
Lancaster Post Office Lancaster (CA) 93534
Palmdale Carrier Annex Post Office Palmdale (CA) 93550
Town Squar Post Office Palmdale (CA) 93550

Other places with the same name (15)

  • Lancaster , Ohio The county seat of Fairfield County, Ohio. It is located in the central part of the state. Lancaster is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Lancaster Historical Society and the Lancaster Museum of Art. with a population of 40,932 people.
  • Lancaster , Texas city in Dallas County, Texas, United States with a population of 39,265 people.
  • Lancaster , Pennsylvania city in central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States with a population of 17,106 people.
  • Lancaster , New York town in Erie County, New York with a population of 10,064 people.
  • Lancaster , South Carolina city in central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States with a population of 9,156 people.
  • Lancaster , Massachusetts town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States with a population of 7,857 people.
  • Lancaster , Kentucky city in and seat of Garrard County, Kentucky, United States with a population of 3,840 people.
  • Lancaster , Wisconsin city in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States with a population of 3,700 people.
  • Lancaster , New Hampshire town in New Hampshire, United States with a population of 3,234 people.
  • Lancaster , Indiana township in Wells County, Indiana with a population of 1,494 people.
  • Lancaster , Illinois city in Illinois, United States of America with a population of 1,411 people.
  • Lancaster , Missouri city in Schuyler County, Missouri, United States with a population of 744 people.
  • Lancaster , Minnesota city in Kittson County, Minnesota with a population of 327 people.
  • Lancaster , Kansas city in Kansas, U.S. with a population of 282 people.

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Torrance 141,553 The third most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Pasadena 141,045 The second most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
East Los Angeles 126,496 Census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States
El Monte 112,344 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Downey 109,202 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Inglewood 107,203 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
Santa Maria 105,851 The third most populous city in Santa Barbara County, California.
West Covina 103,656 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
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Distance to Other Cities

Lancaster distances to largest California cities