Lancaster is the principal city within the Antelope Valley. A city of clean air and diverse landscapes. It is located approximately 70 miles from the city of Los Angeles. Lancaster is the fifth-largest city in Los Angeles County with a population that has grown from 37,000 residents at the time of incorporation in 1977, to 156,633 people as of the last office census of 2010. It is estimated that population has and will continue to grow.

In the late 19th century, the community was developed with the influence of the Southern Pacific Railroad, and since the 1930s with the arrival of the first airplanes, the United States Army Air Corps began conducting flight and weapons tests in what is now the Edwards Air Force Base. The city has become a city of aerospace innovation, and Lancaster has grown steadily since then. It is home to many employees of Edwards Air Force Base, Boeing, Lockheed, and Northrop Grumman, all of which have manufacturing facilities at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 which is south of the Lancaster city limits. It is nearby cities and towns: Mojave, Tehachapi, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, Palmdale.