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 6, 2024
May, 1st Monday

Municipal Election:

May 13, 2024
May, 2nd Monday


Population Density308
Registered Voters5,212
Income Per Capita$40,295
EQV Per Capita$139,784
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$17.19
Commercial Tax Rate$17.19
Average Tax Bill$7,842
Total Expenditures$24,665,895
Total Tax Levy$22,061,021
State Aid$1,386,044
Local Receipts$2,039,813
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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