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Lancaster County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2014: 83,160 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 61,351 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 14,792
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,648
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,435
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,257 (it was 5,743 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 549 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 151 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lancaster County: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.9%), Educational, health and social services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Lancaster County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (23.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 40,968  (49.3%)
Females: 42,192  (50.7%)

Lancaster County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lancaster County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,500 ($34,688 in 1999)

This county:

$38500
South Carolina:

$44163

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $418 (lower quartile is $324, upper quartile is $660)
This county:

$418
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $150,100 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$150,100
South Carolina:

$139,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,800 - $234,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,096
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $309

Institutionalized population: 2,013

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 27
  • Robberies: 32
  • Assaults: 176
  • Burglaries: 472
  • Thefts: 1140
  • Auto thefts: 96

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 31
  • Assaults: 164
  • Burglaries: 582
  • Thefts: 1098
  • Auto thefts: 106
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 277 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2008: 188 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2009: 125 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2010: 120 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2011: 105 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2012: 124 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2013: 1186 buildings, average cost: $292,400
  • 2014: 1063 buildings, average cost: $298,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $838 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $553 (0.4%)

Lancaster County household income distribution in 2009 Lancaster County home values distribution Lancaster County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.5%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.8% for Black residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.2% for American Indian residents, 46.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.8% for other race residents, 10.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.5%
Lancaster County:

20.5%
South Carolina:

18.6%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.7% for Black residents, 22.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for American Indian residents, 46.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.7% for other race residents, 11.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lancaster County is $411 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $661 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lancaster, Van Wyck, Tradesville, Lancaster Mill, Kershaw, Irwin, Heath Springs.

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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Neighboring counties: Caddo County, Oklahoma , Fairfield County , Grant County, Arkansas , Harmon County, Oklahoma , Lincoln County, Tennessee , Scott County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,936
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 827 (29% naturalized citizens)

Lancaster County:

1.3%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 413
  • 1990 to 1994: 90
  • 1985 to 1989: 106
  • 1980 to 1984: 68
  • 1975 to 1979: 26
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 41
  • 1965 to 1969: 71

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.3%

Lancaster County marital status for males Lancaster County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,472
  • One, attached: 149
  • Two: 459
  • 3 or 4: 699
  • 5 to 9: 439
  • 10 to 19: 84
  • 20 or more: 224
  • Mobile homes: 5,420
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Lancaster County with a mortgage: 7,609 (764 second mortgage, 1,365 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,564

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lancaster County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,632102
Mainline Protestant6,74133
Black Protestant4,96427
Catholic7802
Other5872
None36,948-
Lancaster County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Lancaster County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This 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.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lancaster County:

13.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

32.1%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Lancaster County:

Average size of farms: 128 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $71,759
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $114.37
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $44,353
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.82%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,090
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.03%
Corn for grain: 299 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 676 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 462 harvested acres
Vegetables: 42 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 37 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lancaster County-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 116.4 miles away from Lancaster County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from the county 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 118.8 miles away from the county 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 15.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 198.8 miles away from Lancaster County 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 302.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3233): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 6, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1566): October 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South CarolinaWinter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 1, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1313): January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South CarolinaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 11, 1990 to October 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-881): October 22, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-881, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South CarolinaHURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-843): September 22, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-843, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaDrought, Incident Period: August 4, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3047): August 4, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (59%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • India (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lancaster County (%):

  • United States or American (32%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • African (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Lancaster County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,651 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 4,873 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 113 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 298 (1%)
  • Other means: 178 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 322 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lancaster County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 1,389 people in state prisons
  • 264 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 96 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 47 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 19 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

People in group quarters in Lancaster County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 1,548 people in state prisons
  • 307 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 136 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 51 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 42 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 22 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,396.

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.
2.27% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($10,306 average AGI)
4.51% relocated from other states ($41,201 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

4.51%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Chester County, SC  0.27% ($25,714)
from Chesterfield County, SC  0.16% ($25,395)
from Kershaw County, SC  0.16% ($27,463)
from Richland County, SC  0.13% ($19,824)


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.
2.51% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($13,339 average AGI)
2.98% relocated to other states ($23,351 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

2.98%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Union County, NC  0.26% ($41,119)
to Richland County, SC  0.23% ($24,717)
to Kershaw County, SC  0.20% ($29,250)
to Chesterfield County, SC  0.13% ($18,303)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Lancaster County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Lancaster County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lancaster County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lancaster County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lancaster County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,914 (8,349 aged, 2,565 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,886 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lancaster County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (989)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (756)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (554)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (415)
  • Congestive heart failure (353)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (296)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (281)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (269)
  • Unspecified dementia (245)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (215)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12592.06
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 307.280
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40994.69

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1310.350
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 857.190
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25.47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.29

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.17

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 77.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 53.7
  • Other - 23.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.0
  • Other - 40.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 74,538
  • In family households: 64,442 (14,099 male householders, 7,023 female householders)
    15,156 spouses, 21,329 children (19,639 natural, 505 adopted, 1,185 stepchildren), 2,323 grandchildren, 746 brothers or sisters, 638 parents, 1,023 other relatives, 1,714 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,096 (3,830 male householders (3,126 living alone)), 4,745 female householders (4,195 living alone)), 1,521 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,114 (2,013 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 9,660 2-persons, 4,851 3-persons, 3,994 4-persons, 1,687 5-persons, 590 6-persons, 340 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,321 1-person, 1,067 2-persons, 123 3-persons, 53 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

9,026 married couples with children.
4,429 single-parent households (814 men, 3,615 women).

96.5% of residents of Lancaster County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $298,643,000 ($4730 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,503,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $152,322,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $66,085,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $502,000
Federal grants: $62,515,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,108,000 ($262,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,111,000 ($4,693,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,016,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,728,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,345,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,189
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,037
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +350
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +336
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lancaster County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.84 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,574
  • 2000 to 2004: 9,813
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,657
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,112
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,869
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,038
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,213
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,237
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,082
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 91
  • 3 rooms: 349
  • 4 rooms: 2,112
  • 5 rooms: 5,521
  • 6 rooms: 4,685
  • 7 rooms: 2,722
  • 8 rooms: 1,179
  • 9+ rooms: 776
  • 1 room: 45
  • 2 rooms: 358
  • 3 rooms: 871
  • 4 rooms: 2,077
  • 5 rooms: 1,470
  • 6 rooms: 558
  • 7 rooms: 264
  • 8 rooms: 51
  • 9+ rooms: 49
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 199
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,175
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,930
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,808
  • 5+ bedrooms: 302
  • no bedroom: 110
  • 1 bedroom: 1,019
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,931
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,471
  • 4 bedrooms: 176
  • 5+ bedrooms: 36
Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 903
  • 1 vehicle: 4,125
  • 2 vehicles: 7,609
  • 3 vehicles: 3,502
  • 4 vehicles: 959
  • 5+ vehicles: 337
  • no vehicle: 1,181
  • 1 vehicle: 2,706
  • 2 vehicles: 1,389
  • 3 vehicles: 370
  • 4 vehicles: 44
  • 5+ vehicles: 53

63% of Lancaster County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in South Carolina.

Lancaster County:

63.3%
State average:

56.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 44817
  • Northeast: 2139
  • Midwest: 1269
  • South: 11564
  • West: 487

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $44,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lancaster County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.3%)
  • Electricity (34.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.2%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Electricity (43.9%)
  • Utility gas (34.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.0%)
  • Wood (2.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 335
Here:

4.4%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 131
Here:

3.7%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 242
Here:

14.1%
South Carolina:

20.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lancaster County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $438,000
    Regular Highways: $385,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $8,217,000
    Police Protection: $4,314,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,165,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,940,000
    Financial Administration: $1,608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,504,000
    Regular Highways: $1,410,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,283,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,048,000
    Parks & Recreation: $994,000
    Fire Protection: $877,000
    General Public Buildings: $636,000
    Housing & Community Development: $634,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $500,000
    Air Transportation: $93,000
    Welfare - Other: $66,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $566,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $590,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,000
    General: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $111,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $245,000
    Police Protection: $124,000
    General - Other: $79,000
    Fire Protection: $46,000
    Parks & Recreation: $43,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,308,000

Lancaster County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $47,000
  • Charges - All Other: $2,790,000
    Parks & Recreation: $773,000
    Solid Waste Management: $121,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $211,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $445,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,796,000
    Interest Earnings: $68,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,900,000
    All Other: $1,232,000
    Public Welfare: $64,000
    Health & Hospitals: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,950,000
    Total General Sales: $2,077,000
    NEC: $1,145,000
    Public Utilities: $232,000
    Other Selective Sales: $79,000

Lancaster County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,600,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,325,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $275,000

Lancaster County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $666,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,592,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,350
  • Number of aged recipients: 124
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,226
  • Number of recipients under 18: 280
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 808
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 262
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 505
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 602
Lancaster County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Lancaster County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Lancaster County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James66669.9 years
John50772.4 years
William50371.6 years
Mary49076.9 years
Robert34670.8 years
Willie24371.5 years
Annie19180.2 years
George18873.0 years
Thomas16569.2 years
Charles16267.4 years
Most common last names in Lancaster County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams26675.2 years
Robinson22473.8 years
Hinson21674.3 years
Adams18874.4 years
Blackmon17075.0 years
Catoe16474.1 years
Baker15575.7 years
Knight15572.8 years
Cauthen15375.8 years
Taylor15173.6 years
Businesses in Lancaster County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kincaid1
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet2RadioShack1
Chick-Fil-A1Rite Aid2
Cricket Wireless1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway3
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul9
H&R Block2UPS5
Hardee's1Verizon Wireless1
Home Depot1Walmart1
Jones New York2Wendy's1
KFC2

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  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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