General Law city
Incorporated: November 22, 1977
City Hall: 44933 N Fern Ave, Lancaster, California 93534
Population (2020 Census): 173,516 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 27.1%
Population Density (2020 Census): 1,840.6 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 55,137
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.1
Land Area: 94.27 square miles (244.16 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.25 square miles (0.65 square kilometers)
Total Area: 94.52 square miles (244.81 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 34.693558 -118.175305
Founded by M.L Wicks of Aberdeen, Mississippi. Named by the Southern Pacific Railroad, probably after Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
City in red below. Click on map for more detailed color map of county.
Also see sister city Palmdale in the Antelope Valley.