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Lancaster, California

Lancaster California
Administration
Full nameLancaster
Official nameLancaster
Settlement typeCity
MottoIt's Positively Clear
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
IncorporatedNovember 22, 1977
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
MayorRex Parris
Geography
Total Area94.547 sq mi (244.9 km2)
Land Area94.276 sq mi (244.2 km2)
Water Area0.271 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation2359 ft (719 m)
Demography
Total Population156633 (5th in Los Angeles County
30th in California
148th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes93534-93536, 93539, 93584
Area code661
FIPS code06-40130
GNIS feature ID1652741

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Lancaster is the fifth-largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the ninth-fastest growing city in the United States. Lancaster is the 30th largest city in California, and the 148th largest city in the United States. Lancaster is the principal city within the Antelope Valley. Lancaster is located approximately 70 mi (112.7 km) north (by road travel) of the city of Los Angeles in Southern California's Antelope Valley. It is separated from the Los Angeles Basin by the San Gabriel Mountain Range to the south and from Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley by the Tehachapi Mountain Range to the north. The population of Lancaster has grown from 37,000 residents at the time of incorporation in 1977, to 156,633 people as of the 2010 census, which makes it the largest city on the California side of the Mojave Desert.


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