Lancaster, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 9,045 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.6%
 
Males: 4,132  (45.7%)
Females: 4,913  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29720.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,217 (it was $28,650 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$27,217
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,246 (it was $16,828 in 2000)

Lancaster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $103,022 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$103,022
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $124,750; Detached houses: $120,160; Mobile homes: $355,061

Median gross rent in 2013: $616.

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  • Races in Lancaster, SC (2010)

    Lancaster races chart
    • 4,35351.1%Black alone
    • 3,51541.2%White alone
    • 4885.7%Hispanic
    • 790.9%Asian alone
    • 690.8%Two or more races
    • 150.2%American Indian alone
    • 70.08%Other race alone

Races in Lancaster detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lancaster: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (12.1%), German (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), Irish (3.8%), English (3.7%), Subsaharan African (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 554 feet

Land area: 5.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,556 people per square mile   (low).

Lancaster,SC real estate house value index trend

Lancaster, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster city:

  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 33.0%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

121 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
South Carolina:

4.8%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 94 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster, South Carolina as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lancaster to the number of sex offenders is 93 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $935 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $565 (0.5%)

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
  • 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: +4,803 (+53.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 997 (32.0%)

Area code: 803

Lancaster household income distribution Lancaster home values distribution

Crime rates in Lancaster by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0220011332332
per 100,000 0.023.923.60.00.011.811.930.329.419.334.834.322.7
Rapes 812451197636385
per 100,000 96.6143.447.259.1128.1105.983.460.529.457.834.891.456.7
Robberies 29213119272023312731142318
per 100,000 350.2250.9365.7224.7314.4235.3274.0312.7264.9298.8162.3262.9204.0
Assaults 23828718916417314013518213210211712684
per 100,000 2,874.03,428.52,229.61,939.22,014.71,646.91,608.51,836.01,295.0983.01,356.51,440.2951.9
Burglaries 27321019319318115120716713313598117153
per 100,000 3,296.72,508.72,276.72,282.12,107.81,776.32,466.31,684.71,304.81,301.11,136.21,337.31,733.9
Thefts 642671652573588458484447452428285495453
per 100,000 7,752.78,015.87,691.46,775.56,847.65,387.65,766.74,509.24,434.44,124.93,304.35,657.85,133.7
Auto thefts 4251412127234239222561913
per 100,000 507.2609.2483.7248.3314.4270.6500.4393.4215.8240.969.6217.2147.3
Arson 5236392417193
per 100,000 60.423.935.470.934.9105.923.840.49.867.511.6102.934.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 1256.01377.81075.6894.4981.8816.0879.9844.2663.2606.5595.5793.7638.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lancaster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 48 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.31
South Carolina average:

2.44

Lancaster tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,370 (-14.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Lancaster, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lancaster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 28% 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 near South Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from Lancaster center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 121.6 miles away from the city center
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 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 194.9 miles away from Lancaster center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 298.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lancaster topographic map

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 and medical centers in Lancaster:

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

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: 1,226; Location: 476 Hubbard Drive; Public; Website: usclancaster.sc.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lancaster:

  • York Technical College (about 20 miles; Rock Hill, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,572)
  • Winthrop University (about 21 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 5,575)
  • Wingate University (about 26 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)
  • Queens University of Charlotte (about 33 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,083)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 35 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 36 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 41 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 22,807)

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)
See full list of schools located in Lancaster

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 97.2. This is worse than average.

City:

97.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 25.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

20.2

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00085. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00085
U.S.:

0.01468

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

LANCASTER CITY OF (2910001) (Population served: 13,075, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2012), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-10-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (DEC-10-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2012), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-10-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (DEC-10-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lancaster that have no violations reported:

  • LANCASTER CO WATER (2920001) (Population served: 59,333, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.2%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.5% for Black residents, 45.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 64.6% for other race residents, 6.0% 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

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, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Lancaster compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
South Carolina average:

12.0

Lancaster travel time to work - commute Lancaster mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,632102
Mainline Protestant6,74133
Black Protestant4,96427
Catholic7802
Other5872
None36,948-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$29,205$43,8080$0
Other Government Administration 22$59,867$32,6550$0
Judicial and Legal 8$26,812$40,2182$1,337
Police Protection - Officers 40$120,459$36,1387$3,500
Police - Other 7$17,278$29,6190$0
Firefighters 28$70,350$30,1507$3,500
Fire - Other 1$2,298$27,5760$0
Streets and Highways 7$14,949$25,6270$0
Solid Waste Management 15$38,397$30,7180$0
Sewerage 19$52,848$33,3780$0
Water Supply 10$26,088$31,3060$0
Other and Unallocable 15$31,224$24,9790$0
Totals for Government 180$489,775$32,65216$8,337

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $3,295,000 ($364.29)
    Police Protection: $2,081,000 ($230.07)
    General - Other: $1,187,000 ($131.23)
    Fire Protection: $1,149,000 ($127.03)
    Central Staff Services: $739,000 ($81.70)
    Regular Highways: $681,000 ($75.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $637,000 ($70.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $498,000 ($55.06)
    Financial Administration: $218,000 ($24.10)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $207,000 ($22.89)
    General Public Buildings: $173,000 ($19.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $90,000 ($9.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $587,000 ($64.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $717,000 ($79.27)
    General - Other: $295,000 ($32.61)
    Police Protection: $145,000 ($16.03)
    Fire Protection: $109,000 ($12.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000 ($7.52)
    Central Staff: $25,000 ($2.76)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($0.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,170,000 ($682.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,016,000 ($112.33)
    All Other: $341,000 ($37.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $178,000 ($19.68)
    Housing & Community Development: $106,000 ($11.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,261,000 ($139.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $509,000 ($56.27)
    Interest Earnings: $74,000 ($8.18)
    Property Sale Other: $7,000 ($0.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,884,000 ($539.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $568,000 ($62.80)
  • Tax - Property: $3,224,000 ($356.44)
    NEC: $1,372,000 ($151.69)
    Public Utilities: $603,000 ($66.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $582,000 ($64.34)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,787,000 ($1082.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,170,000 ($129.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,011,000 ($885.68)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $607,000 ($67.11)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,341,000 ($811.61)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,209,000 ($133.67)

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,507 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  1.28% ($59,041 average AGI)
from York County, SC  0.95% ($34,556)
from Union County, NC  0.41% ($40,514)


5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, SC  0.93% ($31,599 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.80% ($33,601)
to Chester County, SC  0.28% ($24,500)

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.)
Lancaster fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Lancaster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 81m266ftTotal length
  • $3,660,000Total costs
  • 144,588Total average daily traffic
  • 4,941Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 11950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 61970-1979
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lancaster, SC
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
ALDI1KFC2
Ace Hardware1Kincaid1
Advance Auto Parts2Kmart1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless1Rite Aid1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul7
Goodwill2UPS5
H&R Block2Verizon Wireless1
Hardee's1Waffle House1
Home Depot1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's1

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