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Lancaster, Ohio

Lancaster is a city located in Fairfield County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 35,335. It is located near the Hocking River[?], approximately 33 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio. It is the county seat of Fairfield County6.

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History Lancaster was originally named "New Lancaster", and was established in 1803 by Ebenezer Zane[?], who received a land grant for laying out Zane's Trace[?]. Zane's Trace was a trail through the Ohio Country[?], from Wheeling, West Virginia to Maysville, Kentucky.

Geography Lancaster is located at 39°43'9" North, 82°36'19" West (39.719297, -82.605293)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.8 km² (18.1 mi²). 46.8 km² (18.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.06% is water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 35,335 people, 14,852 households, and 9,564 families residing in the city. The population density is 755.0/km² (1,955.9/mi²). There are 15,891 housing units at an average density of 339.5/km² (879.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.38% White, 0.61% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 14,852 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% are married couples living together, 12.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% are non-families. 30.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $33,321, and the median income for a family is $39,773. Males have a median income of $30,462 versus $23,023 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,648. 10.6% of the population and 8.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.8% are under the age of 18 and 8.1% are 65 or older.

External Links City website (http://www.ci.lancaster.oh.us/)

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