Lancaster, Missouri

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Lancaster is a city in Schuyler County, Missouri, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 737. It is the county seat of Schuyler County[3].

Lancaster is part of the Kirksville Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Lancaster is located at 40°31′27″N 92°31′45″W / 40.52417°N 92.52917°W / 40.52417; -92.52917 (40.524087, -92.529190)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 737 people, 319 households, and 203 families residing in the city. The population density was 494.7 people per square mile (191.0/km²). There were 370 housing units at an average density of 248.4/sq mi (95.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.46% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 319 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 80.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,202, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $28,889 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,263. About 13.8% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

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