South Lancaster, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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South Lancaster, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The South Lancaster Census Designated Place had a population of 2,085 as of July 1, 2015. South Lancaster ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Lancaster is located at latitude 42.437 and longitude -71.6971 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the South Lancaster Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 279 feet.

The South Lancaster Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378232) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Lancaster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

South Lancaster Census Designated Place, MA Boundary Map

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South Lancaster, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,085
Population in Households 1,980
Population in Familes 1,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density1 1,580
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 810
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 533
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 864 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 290 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $261,875
Average Home Value $270,472
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $79,055
Average Household Income $82,212
Per Capita Income $32,188
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.85% 1.43%
Households 2.05% 1.53%
Families 1.85% 1.49%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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.

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South Lancaster, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Lancaster to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 186 24th
Population Density1 # 108 56th
Diversity Index2 # 27 89th
Median Household Income # 74 70th
Per Capita Income # 153 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.