Town of


701 Main St. Suite 1 Lancaster, MA 01523
Phone: 978-365-3326

Town Administrator:

Kate Hodges

Select Board:

Jason Allison
Stephen Kerrigan
Alexandra Turner

Annual Town Meeting:

May 3, 2023
May, 1st Monday

Municipal Election:

May 8, 2023
May, 2nd Monday


Population Density307
Registered Voters5,233
Income Per Capita$38,357
EQV Per Capita$128,899
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate81.2%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$373,700
Median Gross Rent$1,524
Total Households2,818
Average Household Size2.51

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$19.45
Commercial Tax Rate$19.45
Average Tax Bill$7,570
Total Expenditures$23,735,899
Total Tax Levy$21,662,400
State Aid$1,261,633
Local Receipts$1,898,150
CPA Year Enacted2020
CPA Surcharge1.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential, first $100,000 - commercial
Town Hall of Lancaster

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Incorporated in 1653, Lancaster is the oldest town in Worcester County. The area had been settled a decade earlier and was originally named Nashaway, after the local Native American tribe. As of the 2020 census, Lancaster had 8,441 residents.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1653
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area27.5 mi2
Public Roads75.1 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMontachusett Regional Planning Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Lori Trahan

Mass. Senate

John Cronin

Mass. House

Meghan Kilcoyne

Income Per Capita

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