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The Lancaster Census Designated Place had a population of 1,713 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 44.4886 and longitude -71.5742 in Coos County. The formal boundaries for the Lancaster Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Coos County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The Lancaster Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378076) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lancaster Census Designated Place is located within Town of Lancaster, a minor civil division (MCD) of Coos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lancaster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lancaster: Lancaster Village, Upper Cohos.

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Lancaster, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,713
Population in Households 1,575
Population in Familes 1,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density1 853
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 706
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 420
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 438 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $150,824
Average Home Value $176,936


Median Household Income $47,683
Average Household Income $60,848
Per Capita Income $25,537
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.23%
Households 0.02% -0.14%
Families -0.08% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lancaster, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 47 53rd
Population Density1 # 42 58th
Diversity Index2 # 35 65th
Median Household Income # 71 28th
Per Capita Income # 78 21st

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