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Population in 2012: 8,755 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.1%
 

Males: 4,106  (46.9%)
Females: 4,649  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  36.9 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29720.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,094 (it was $28,650 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$31,094
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,854

Lancaster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $106,328 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$106,328
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $139,961; Detached houses: $137,017; Mobile homes: $252,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $605.

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  • Black alone - 4,353 (51.1%)
  • White alone - 3,515 (41.2%)
  • Hispanic - 488 (5.7%)
  • Asian alone - 79 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 69 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lancaster: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (11.1%), German (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), English (4.0%), Irish (3.3%), Italian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 554 feet

Land area: 5.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,506 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Lancaster:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 16.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster city:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

139 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 93 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster, South Carolina as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lancaster to the number of sex offenders is 94 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $961 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $553 (0.6%)

Lancaster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charlotte, NC (33.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (478.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lancaster Mill, SC (1.0 miles ), Irwin, SC (1.7 miles ), Fort Lawn, SC (2.7 miles ), Landsford, SC (3.0 miles) , JAARS, NC (3.1 miles ), Heath Springs, SC (3.3 miles ), Catawba, SC (3.5 miles ), Tradesville, SC (3.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $76,900
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 2000: 90 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2001: 94 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $271,900
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $213,900
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $210,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 80.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,103 (+59.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,097 (39.1%)

Area code: 803

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Crime rates in Lancaster by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 022001133233
per 100,000 0.023.923.60.00.011.811.930.329.419.334.834.3
Rapes 81245119763638
per 100,000 96.6143.447.259.1128.1105.983.460.529.457.834.891.4
Robberies 292131192720233127311423
per 100,000 350.2250.9365.7224.7314.4235.3274.0312.7264.9298.8162.3262.9
Assaults 238287189164173140135182132102117126
per 100,000 2874.03428.52229.61939.22014.71646.91608.51836.01295.0983.01356.51440.2
Burglaries 27321019319318115120716713313598117
per 100,000 3296.72508.72276.72282.12107.81776.32466.31684.71304.81301.11136.21337.3
Thefts 642671652573588458484447452428285495
per 100,000 7752.78015.87691.46775.56847.65387.65766.74509.24434.44124.93304.35657.8
Auto thefts 42514121272342392225619
per 100,000 507.2609.2483.7248.3314.4270.6500.4393.4215.8240.969.6217.2
Arson 523639241719
per 100,000 60.423.935.470.934.9105.923.840.49.867.511.6102.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 1251.51372.81071.7891.1978.2813.1876.8841.2660.8604.3593.4790.9

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Crime rate in Lancaster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 44 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.06
South Carolina average:

2.48

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Lancaster, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.0%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,370 (-14.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Lancaster: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lancaster, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Lancaster-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Lancaster city center killed 4 people and injured 70 people.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 13.8 miles away from the city center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lancaster-area historical earthquake activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 19.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from Lancaster center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.7 miles away from Lancaster center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lancaster County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Flood: 1, Drought: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Aaron Robinson - Professional baseball player, Elliott White Springs - Soilder, Jim Hodges - Politician, Nina Mae McKinney - Actress, Obie Patterson - Politician, Pep Harris - Baseball player, Sheldon Brown - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Mar 19, 1979), Sheldon Brown (American football) - Player of football, Tom Addison - Football player, Brian Williams (baseball) - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Lancaster:

  • LANCASTER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1100 WEST MEETING STREET)
  • CATAWBA DISTRICT HHS (Home Health Center, 1833 PAGELAND HWY PO BOX 817)
  • HOME CARE OF LANCASTER (Home Health Center, 902 W MEETING ST #A)
  • NANCY MCCONNELL COMM. RES. (Hospital, 219 SOUTH PLANTATION RD)
  • SPRINGS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 800 W MEETING ST)
  • TOM MANGUM COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, 223 S. PLANTATION ROAD)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINAS REHAB COMPLEX (Nursing Home, 134 E REBOUND RD BOX 716)
  • LANCASTER CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, 2044 PAGELAND HWY)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - LANCASTER (Nursing Home, 253 CRAIG MANOR ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Lancaster, SC

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Lancaster:


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College/University in Lancaster:

  • University of South Carolina-Lancaster (Full-time enrollment: 795; Location: 476 Hubbard Drive; Public; Website: usclancaster.sc.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lancaster:

  • York Technical College (about 21 miles; Rock Hill, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,970)
  • Winthrop University (about 21 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 4,937)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 35 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 7,630)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 36 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,428)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 41 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 18,379)
  • Gaston College (about 47 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Benedict College (about 52 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 2,942)

Private high school in Lancaster:

  • CAROLINA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 241; Location: 1850 KERSHAW CAMDEN HWY; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Lancaster:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 4695 JB DENTON RD; Grades: PK - 10)
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Library in Lancaster:

  • LANCASTER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,013,502; Location: 313 S. WHITE ST.; 151,884 books; 4,220 audio materials; 4,639 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 201 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lancaster: Lancaster City Fire Department Station 2 (A), Lancaster County Library (B), Lancaster County Jail (C), Lancaster County Courthouse (D), Lancaster City Hall (E), Lancaster City Fire Department Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lancaster Square Shopping Center (1), Westgate Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lancaster include: University Baptist Church (A), Second Baptist Church (B), Reformation Lutheran Church (C), Glenwood Heights Baptist Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Clinton Memorial Cemetery (1), Old Presbyterian Cemetery (2), West Side Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Turkey Quarter Creek (A), Hannahs Creek (B), Gills Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lancaster include: Lancaster Downtown Historic District (1), Lancaster County Memorial Stadium (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Varnadore Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 311 North Main Street), Kilburnie- the Inn at Craig Farm (Historical Places & Services; 1824 Craig Farm Road), Bugsy's (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1618 Memorial Park Road), McDonald Amusement CO Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1965 Great Falls Highway), Time Outs (1649 Memorial Park Road).

Hotels: Lancaster-Days Inn (1100 N Main St), Jameson Inn Lancaster (Sj) (114 Commerce Blvd), Lancaster City - Mayor's Office (137 North White Street), Now Playing Arts And Entertainment Magazine (1249 Old Charlotte Road), Ellen Dean Motor Hotel (137 North White Street), Days Inn (1100 North Main Street), Lancaster Inn (1391 Charlotte Highway), Budget Inn (1096 North Main Street), Jameson Inn (114 Commerce Boulevard).

Courts: Lancaster County - Clerk Of Court (104 North Main), Municipal Court - Court Administrator (Po Box 1149), Lancaster County - Family Court (100 North Catawba Street), Lancaster County - Judge Family Court (211 West Dunlap).

 
Lancaster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00909. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00909
U.S.:

0.06353
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. There were 43 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.147
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is worse than average. There were 45 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.5. This is worse than average. There were 45 monitors within city limits.
City:

34.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.96. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.96
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lancaster and their reported violations in the past:

LANCASTER CO WATER (Population served: 43200, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2002 and JAN-10-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-26-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-1999), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-1999)
LANCASTER CITY OF (Population served: 13050, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.9%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.9% for Black residents, 69.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.5% for other race residents, 10.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.5%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lancaster, SC

People in group quarters in Lancaster in 2010:

  • 42 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 38 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Lancaster in 2000:

  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in other group homes

Lancaster compared to South Carolina state average:

Lancaster, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Lancaster (2011 data):

  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Lancers Center Branch at 1262 Highway 9 By-Pass West, branch established on 1989/12/04; Lancaster Branch at 500 North Main Street, branch established on 1986/12/11. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Sc Lancaster Branch at 805 Hwy 9 Bypass West, branch established on 2010/02/27. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.B.: Lancaster Branch at 409 N. Main Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $625.7 mil, Deposits: $495.8 mil, headquarters in Camden, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Lancaster Branch at 600 North Main Street, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lancaster Branch at 705 North Main Street, branch established on 1988/12/12. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lancaster travel time to work - commute


Lancaster mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lancaster city (based on Lancaster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.40%
Here57.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Association Reformed Presbyterian ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents66.7%16.6%3.7%3.1%2.2%
Congregations48.2%15.8%7.9%4.4%3.5%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsBaha'iOther
Adherents2.0%1.2%0.9%0.8%2.9%
Congregations4.4%1.8%4.4%-9.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Lancaster County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Lancaster County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Lancaster County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

32.1%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.8%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,565$46,6950$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,210$67,2608$6,384
Judicial and Legal 4$15,298$45,8943$2,573
Police Protection - Officers 55$168,999$36,87312$875
Firefighters 31$91,701$35,49712$875
Streets and Highways 13$33,282$30,7220$0
Solid Waste Management 11$27,639$30,1520$0
Sewerage 20$55,696$33,4180$0
Water Supply 12$28,278$28,2780$0
Other and Unallocable 24$74,729$37,3650$0
Totals for Government 176$522,397$35,61835$10,707

Lancaster government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $3,295,000 ($376.36)
    Police Protection: $2,081,000 ($237.69)
    General - Other: $1,187,000 ($135.58)
    Fire Protection: $1,149,000 ($131.24)
    Central Staff Services: $739,000 ($84.41)
    Regular Highways: $681,000 ($77.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $637,000 ($72.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $498,000 ($56.88)
    Financial Administration: $218,000 ($24.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $207,000 ($23.64)
    General Public Buildings: $173,000 ($19.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $90,000 ($10.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $587,000 ($67.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $717,000 ($81.90)
    General - Other: $295,000 ($33.70)
    Police Protection: $145,000 ($16.56)
    Fire Protection: $109,000 ($12.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000 ($7.77)
    Central Staff: $25,000 ($2.86)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($0.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,170,000 ($704.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Lancaster government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,016,000 ($116.05)
    All Other: $341,000 ($38.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $178,000 ($20.33)
    Housing & Community Development: $106,000 ($12.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,261,000 ($144.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $509,000 ($58.14)
    Interest Earnings: $74,000 ($8.45)
    Property Sale Other: $7,000 ($0.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,884,000 ($557.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $568,000 ($64.88)
  • Tax - Property: $3,224,000 ($368.25)
    NEC: $1,372,000 ($156.71)
    Public Utilities: $603,000 ($68.87)
    Other Selective Sales: $582,000 ($66.48)

Lancaster government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,787,000 ($1117.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,170,000 ($133.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,011,000 ($915.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $607,000 ($69.33)

Lancaster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,341,000 ($838.49)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,209,000 ($138.09)

5.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.95% ($53,784 average AGI)
from York County, SC  0.62% ($33,451)
from Chester County, SC  0.47% ($24,950)


4.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to York County, SC  1.14% ($32,490 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.54% ($53,474)
to Chester County, SC  0.32% ($24,691)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lancaster:

  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WNOW (1030 AM; daytime; 9 kW; MINT HILL, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBZK (980 AM; 3 kW; YORK, SC; Owner: CAROLINA METRO RADIO, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lancaster:

  • WRHM (107.1 FM; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: OUR THREE SONS BROADCASTING, LLP)
  • WNMX-FM (106.1 FM; WAXHAW, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBK (90.3 FM; RICHBURG, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WNSC-FM (88.9 FM; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCM (91.9 FM; WINGATE, NC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE BROADCASTING CO)
  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lancaster:

  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lancaster, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 45
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 77
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 11
  • Fatalities: 55
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 141
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Lancaster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 24 meters (79ft)
Total costs: $1,019,000
Total average daily traffic: 46,138
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,578
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 68,487

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lancaster)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 196 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lancaster, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lancaster)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lancaster)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 625
  • Hazardous Condition: 91
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 42

Incident types - Lancaster


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lancaster, SC

Most common first names in Lancaster, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James46468.7 years
John34772.1 years
William34771.0 years
Mary34677.8 years
Robert23271.1 years
Willie15572.1 years
Annie13080.3 years
George12772.3 years
Charles11466.9 years
Thomas10869.8 years
Most common last names in Lancaster, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Robinson15672.6 years
Adams14873.1 years
Williams14875.6 years
Hinson13773.6 years
Plyler13174.5 years
Knight12573.2 years
Blackmon12073.7 years
Baker10476.4 years
Funderburk10176.2 years
Mcmanus9773.5 years
Businesses in Lancaster, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
FedEx1Subway2
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul7
Hardee's1UPS5
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Waffle House1
KFC2Walmart1
Kincaid1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Lancaster, SC


Lancaster on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Glenn E. Hoffman (6)
  • Keith Hubert Copeland (2)
  • Richard Warren Simpson (2)
  • Charles Haire (2)
  • Chris Garris (1)
  • Frank R. Fork (1)
  • Jamie T. Zoellner (1)
  • Jerry Gordon (1)
  • Charles E. Haire (1)

Total of 17 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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