Lancaster, Ohio 

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+2.8% since 2020

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8.8 / 5.2

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Lancaster, Ohio is located in Fairfield County providing its citizens great recreational activities like Hocking Valley Scenic Railway along with stores like River Valley Mall as well as dining spots near Old Town Hall Bar & Grille. Capital city - Geographic center of Ohio along Scioto River.
State: Ohio
County: Fairfield County
Metro Area: Columbus Metro Area
City: Lancaster
Zip Codes: 43130
Cost of Living: -12.1% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 833 ft above sea level

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Lancaster, Oh Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Diverse economy
Excellent housing
Educated population
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What Bert Has To Say About Columbus Metro Area

Columbus, the capital of Ohio, is a well-blended mixture of government, industry, and the enormous Ohio State University. Downtown is fairly dull and many inner neighborhoods have been neglected, but efforts are underway to revive them and some people are moving back into the city. The university brings a strong intellectual and cultural base to the city. Many businesses are attracted to Columbus because of its central location relative to the rest of the country, an educated population and good work force. There is a strong high tech presence, and other big corporate names include The Limited and Abercrombie & Fitch (retail), Nationwide Insurance, Wendy’s, and Cardinal Health. This diverse base brings more economic stability and growth than many of its Rust Belt neighbors.


The unemployment rate in Lancaster is 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lancaster jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Lancaster's cost of living is 12.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lancaster's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lancaster, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Fairfield county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 61.0% to 37.5%. More Voting Stats

Lancaster's population is 40,360 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Lancaster is Real Estate: $211,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.6%.

Lancaster public schools spend $10,321 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.9 students per teacher in Lancaster. More Education

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Housing Market in Lancaster

It's a good time to buy in Lancaster. Home Appreciation is up 13.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lancaster is $211,500.
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Reviews for Lancaster   5 Reviews
A safe place with all the right amenities! - 3/21/2023
We've lived here for 3 years and I've lived in Ohio my entire life. It's probably the best smaller city in the state. A historic town - well maintained and just... Read More

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Too ManyPeople Look AT Lancaster Rather Looking IN - 4/15/2014
God gave us two eyes. He did so people would look INTO His world, not AT tiny screens. Even before iPhones visitors were passing by Lancaster's beauty. They'd... Read More

farmvillle - 2/17/2010
I grew up here..Lived in Lancaster from when i was 5 till i was 19 and left that crap hole. Columbus is 45 minutes away not 20. trust me i drove it alot becuase there is... Read More

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