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Los Angeles County, California

93534, 93535, 93536, 93539, 93584, 93586

The Heart of the Antelope Valley

Page Contents for Lancaster, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Lancaster is approximately 127,136 (1998), 156633 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 36,217 (1990), 46992 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lancaster is 229.975 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.357 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lancaster to Washington DC is 2418 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 325 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lancaster is positioned 34.69 degrees north of the equator and 118.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lancaster elevation is 2,500 feet above sea level.


In the Antelope Valley near Palmdale, about 80 miles north of Los Angeles.
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Great! There are at least 225 clear days each year. The others are partly cloudy with a few cloudy days.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a good history page for Lancaster.

Some say the town was named by Mr. M. L. Wicks, a real estate developer who named it after his former home of Lancaster, Pennsylania. Others say a Mr. Purnell, an employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad, named the town, but no one knows for what reason since the records were destroyed by fire in 1906.

The Railroad was a major influence on this area which came through in 1867.

Lancaster was incorporated in 1977.
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The incorporation of Lancaster

22 Nov 1977


The Lancaster Jethawks - An affiliate of the Seattle Mariners

Things to see and do in the Lancaster area

California Poppy Festival
the annual California Poppy Festival, held in 2001 on April 7 and 8 at Lancaster City Park, 43011 N. 10th Street West
For more information contact the Parks, Recreation and Arts Department at (661) 723-6077

Antelope Valley Indian Museum
Avenue M between East 150th & 170th streets
Lancaster, California
Phone: 661-942-0662
The museum is closed during the summer months. Before you come, please call ahead to be sure the museum is open.

Edwards Air Force Base is near here.

Antelope Valley Film Office
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Economy & Industry

Lancaster offers Diversified Industry, Enterprise Zone - up to $ 24,000 per new job in tax credits, and Major Distribution Centers. For more information, please contact the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance
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Lancaster City Government

City of Lancaster

City Clerk Department
City of Lancaster
44933 North Fern Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (661) 723-6000
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Redevelopment Agency

Lancaster Chamber

Antelope Valley Chambers Of Commerce
554 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: 661-948-4518
Fax: 661-949-1212

Lancaster Organizations

Antelope Valley Chambers Of Commerce
554 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: 661-948-4518
Fax: 661-949-1212

Lancaster Libraries

Lancaster Public Library
601 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534-3107
Phone: 661-948-5029

Lancaster Schools

Antelope Valley Christian School
3700 West Avenue L.
Lancaster, CA 93536
Phone: 661-943-0044

Antelope Valley Union High School District
44811 N. Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (661) 948-7655

Bethel Christian Schools
3100 West Avenue K
Phone: (661) 943-2224

Desert Christian Schools
44662 North 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: 661-948-5071

Eastside Union School District
45006 North 30th Street East
Lancaster, California 93535
Phone: (661) 952-1200

Lancaster School District
44711 North Cedar Avenue
Lancaster, California 93534
Phone: 661-948-4661
Fax: 661-948-9398

Paraclete High School
42145 30th St. West
Lancaster, CA 93536
Phone: 661-943-3255
Fax: 661-722-9455

Sacred Heart School
45002 N. Date Avenue
Phone: (661) 948-3613

Westside Union School District
46809 North 70th St W
Lancaster, CA 93536
Phone: 661-948-2669


Antelope Valley College
3041 W. Ave K
Lancaster, C 93536
Phone: 661-722-6300 Lancaster


The population of Lancaster was:
1980 - 47,882
1981 - 48,689
1982 - 50,818
1983 - 51,869
1984 - 83,742
1985 - 53,742
1986 - 60,870
1987 - 68-123
1988 - 74,597
1989 - 82,182
1990 - 97,291
1991 - 102,026
1992 - 104,655
1993 - 107-675
1994 - 115,524
1995 - 118,457
1996 - 121,023
1997 - 123,197
1998 - 127,136

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