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Lancaster City Hall
Location of Lancaster, Missouri
|• Total||1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)|
|• Land||1.49 sq mi (3.85 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||945 ft (288 m)|
|• Density||453.02/sq mi (174.87/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0720781|
Lancaster is part of the Kirksville Micropolitan Statistical Area.
A post office called Lancaster has been in operation since 1846. According to one tradition, the community was named after Lancaster, Ohio, the former home of a first settler.
The William P. Hall House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Lancaster is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.50 square miles (3.88 km2), of which, 1.49 square miles (3.86 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.(40.524087, -92.529190). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 728 people, 326 households, and 187 families living in the city. The population density was 488.6 inhabitants per square mile (188.6/km2). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 246.3 per square mile (95.1/km2). The racial makup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7%.
Of the 326 households 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.6% were non-families. 38.0% of households were one person and 20.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age was 38.3 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.
Lancaster has a public library, the Schuyler County Library District.
- William Preston Hall (aka "the Colonel," "Diamond Billy," "Horse King of the World") (February 29, 1864 – June 29, 1932) Circus impresario, dealer in exotic animals, horses, and mules.
- Howard R. Hughes, Sr., co-founder of the Hughes Tool Company and father of Howard Robard Hughes, Jr., the reclusive multi-millionaire.
- Rupert Hughes, well known novelist and Oscar-winning screenwriter. Brother of Howard Hughes Sr. and uncle of Howard Hughes, Jr.
- Isabel Grimes Richey (1858–1910), writer
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