Living in Lancaster, SC

Demographics | Cost Of Living | Photos
Updated: 2020-03-10

Lancaster SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
6
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
6

Lancaster, SC Cost Of Living

90
Lancaster's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Lancaster, South Carolina Info Snack

The city of Lancaster /lekstr/ is the county seat of Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States, located in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. As of the United States Census of 2010, the city population was 9,134 but due to South Carolina's strict annexation laws its actual population is well over twenty thousand people. The city was named after the famous House of Lancaster. Locally, Lancaster is pronounced /lekstr/ LAYN-ks-tr, rather than the usual American pronunciation /lænkæstr/ LAN-kas-tr. The modern British pronunciation is /lækæstr/ LANG-kas-tr.
Population
9,150
Unemployment
15.0%
Poverty
34.3%
Median Home
$136,200
Median Income
$30,933
Median Rent
$710

Lancaster, SC Photos

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Rankings for Lancaster in South Carolina

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Map Of Lancaster, SC

Population over time in Lancaster

Year Population % Change
2017 9,150 2.3%
2016 8,948 -0.3%
2015 8,971 1.3%
2014 8,853 0.6%
2013 8,801 1.1%
2012 8,703 1.9%
2011 8,542 1.4%
2010 8,424 1.7%
2009 8,283 -

Race / Ethnicity in Lancaster

White
40.1% (3,667)
African American
53.2% (4,868)
American Indian
0.1% (7)
Asian
0.3% (29)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (14)
Two Or More
1.7% (157)
Hispanic
4.5% (408)
Race Lancaster SC USA
White 40.1% 63.7% 61.1%
African American 53.2% 26.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 0.3% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.7% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.5% 5.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Lancaster, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
13.9% (126,729)
$10,000 to $14,999
13.9% (126,994)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.6% (106,006)
$25,000 to $34,999
15.1% (138,418)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.3% (130,979)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.1% (128,588)
$75,000 to $99,999
5.8% (53,401)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.0% (54,729)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.4% (31,350)
$200,000 or more
1.9% (17,800)
Income Lancaster SC USA
Less than $10,000 13.9% 7.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 13.9% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.6% 10.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 15.1% 11.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.3% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.1% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 5.8% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.0% 12.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.4% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.9% 4.0% 7.0%

Gender in Lancaster

Female
54.2% (4,959)
Male
45.8% (4,190)
Gender Lancaster SC USA
Female 54.2% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 45.8% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lancaster for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (365)
9-12th Grade
17.0% (1,555)
High School / GED
30.0% (2,745)
Some College
23.0% (2,104)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (823)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (1,006)
Master's Degree
4.0% (366)
Professional Degree
1.0% (91)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (91)
Education Lancaster SC USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 17.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

4 Reviews & Comments About Lancaster

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

Daniel Warren

Guy can't even pronounce the city's right. I was born and raised In Lancaster. It's a beautiful place. Good folks


James Cairnes

I've lived in Lancaster most of my life and yep its trash


itssethmob 11106

Bruh I live in Lancaster we have fun tho it's not bad


HomeSnacks User

I lived in Lancaster for a few years, and they had some of the nicest people there. It was the most expensive town I had ever lived in, but it had a lot to offer when I lived there!

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