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The Lancaster Census Designated Place had a population of 1,660 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Lancaster, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,660
Daytime Population: Workers 766
Daytime Population: Residents 775
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,541
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,520
Population in Familes 1,120
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density2 827
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,432
Average Household Income $63,825
Per Capita Income $26,590


Total Housing Units 828 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 425 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 257 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $151,330
Average Home Value $176,537


Total Households 682
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 403
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.53% -0.9%
Households -0.46% -0.99%
Families -0.63% -1.06%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

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, 2017 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 Density # 45 55th
Diversity Index # 38 61st
Median Household Income # 69 30th
Per Capita Income # 75 24th

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