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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Lancaster is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 8,044. Lancaster is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Lancaster offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Lancaster there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Lancaster and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Lancaster are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$362,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$887
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Lancaster Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    61.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    86
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    393.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    national  12%

Working in Lancaster

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,646
National
$62,843

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