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Welcome to Lancaster ...

The village of Lancaster is located in Erie County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lancaster has a population of 10,085 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lancaster.

Lancaster is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lancaster lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lancaster lies within the (716) area code.

The ZIP code for Lancaster: 14086<4>

Websites for Lancaster ...

Official Website: www.lancastervillage.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lancaster had an population of 10,085 people. This is a decrease of 2.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lancaster had a population of 10,352 people. This makes Lancaster the county's 19th most populous community.

The population of Lancaster represents 0.05% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 238th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,352 people, the population of Lancaster decreased 7.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,188 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lancaster.

Communities Also Named Lancaster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Lancaster - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lancaster.

Communities near Lancaster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lancaster.

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<6>
  • Amherst [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Tonawanda [Erie County]
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    • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,291 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
  • Hamburg [Erie County]
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    • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,800 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clarence [Erie County]
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      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
    • Fort Erie
    • Orchard Park [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Park
      • Orchard Park [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,713 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
    • Grand Island [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Island
      • Grand Island [Erie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,767 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Island have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Island
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockport<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lancaster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lancaster.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lancaster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lancaster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lancaster. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lancaster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lancaster ...

Looking for more information about Lancaster? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lancaster, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lancaster.

Adding Lancaster to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lancaster in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lancaster was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lancaster on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lancaster on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Erie County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lancaster: www.lancastervillage.org/

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lancaster.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lancaster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Lancaster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lancaster or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lancaster) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LancasterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9004, Longitude: -78.6704    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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