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Lancaster County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 92,550 (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: 169 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lancaster County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (37.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (22.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 85%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lancaster County, SC (2017)
    • 62,224101.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 19,11731.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,6637.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,5332.5%Two or more races
    • 8711.4%Asian alone
    • 2120.3%Some other race alone
    • 1440.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1060.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.7 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 43,626  (47.1%)
Females: 48,924  (52.9%)
Average household size:
Lancaster County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,914 ($34,688 in 1999)
This county:

$61,914
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $543 (lower quartile is $436, upper quartile is $662)
This county:

$543
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $187,700 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$187,700
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $108,500 - $297,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,107
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $321

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:

  • 1997: 198 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 1998: 227 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 1999: 234 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2000: 362 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 2001: 354 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2002: 307 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2003: 322 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2004: 373 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2005: 405 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2006: 359 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 1109 buildings, average cost: $307,500
  • 2016: 928 buildings, average cost: $299,900
  • 2017: 976 buildings, average cost: $320,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Lancaster, SC residents
Average permit cost in Lancaster, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,094 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $950 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Lancaster, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lancaster, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lancaster, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%
Lancaster County:

14.6%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.3% for Black residents, 14.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.7 years old
(Males: 40.7 years old, Females: 43.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 39.6 years old, American Indian residents: 10.7 years old, Asian residents: 35.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.8 years old, Other race residents: 34.0 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:

4.0%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Lancaster, SC
County total employment by year in Lancaster, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Lancaster, SC

Current college students: 1,936
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,215 (48.3% naturalized citizens)

Lancaster County:

4.6%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5782010 or later
  • 9982000 to 2009
  • 5681990 to 1999
  • 1741980 to 1989
  • 381970 to 1979
  • 112Before 1970

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: 29,467
  • One, attached: 1,643
  • Two: 601
  • 3 or 4: 651
  • 5 to 9: 543
  • 10 to 19: 525
  • 20 to 49: 104
  • 50 or more: 229
  • Mobile homes: 3,843

Housing units in Lancaster County with a mortgage: 16,158 (45 second mortgage, 1,294 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,113

Here:

61.5% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lancaster County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 11, 1990 to October 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-881: October 22, 1990, FEMA Id: 881, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-843: September 22, 1989, FEMA Id: 843, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Lancaster County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lancaster

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,848 (82.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,426 (8.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 289 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 259 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 2,061 (7.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (31%)
  • Other Western Africa (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Colombia (7%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Nicaragua (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lancaster County


  • American (21%)
  • African (8%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $62,502.

9.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($84,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.63%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.43% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($12,365 average AGI)
7.19% relocated from other states ($72,479 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

7.19%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  2.51% ($110,210 average AGI)
from York County, SC  1.16% ($56,646)
from Union County, NC  0.67% ($72,077)
from Chester County, SC  0.25% ($29,405)
from Kershaw County, SC  0.15% ($30,957)
from Richland County, SC  0.14% ($43,310)
from Chesterfield County, SC  0.13% ($28,975)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($64,657 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.53% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($23,063 average AGI)
3.04% relocated to other states ($41,593 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

3.04%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, SC  1.31% ($61,668 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.90% ($66,311)
to Union County, NC  0.33% ($127,755)
to Kershaw County, SC  0.22% ($33,106)
to Chester County, SC  0.19% ($28,070)
to Richland County, SC  0.14% ($43,195)
to Chesterfield County, SC  0.10% ($32,774)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Lancaster County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lancaster County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lancaster County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lancaster County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 12,592
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 307
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,995

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,310
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 857
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

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: 92,550
  • In family households: 79,897 (13,435 male householders, 11,844 female householders)
    19,203 spouses, 25,150 children (23,414 natural, 423 adopted, 1,313 stepchildren), 2,401 grandchildren, 1,237 brothers or sisters, 1,105 parents, 3,246 other relatives, 2,276 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,532 (3,710 male householders (3,161 living alone)), 5,273 female householders (4,551 living alone)), 1,549 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,121

Size of family households: 14,107 2-persons, 4,849 3-persons, 3,770 4-persons, 1,249 5-persons, 1,186 6-persons, 118 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,712 1-person, 1,271 2-persons.

10,622 married couples with children.
6,017 single-parent households (1,486 men, 4,531 women).

94.1% of residents of Lancaster speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $298,643,000 ($4,730 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:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • 2,8162014 or later
  • 3,3882010 to 2013
  • 9,3732000 to 2009
  • 5,5641990 to 1999
  • 3,6831980 to 1989
  • 3,8101970 to 1979
  • 2,5691960 to 1969
  • 2,8111950 to 1959
  • 1,2201940 to 1949
  • 2,3721939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 4623 rooms
  • 1,9734 rooms
  • 5,7635 rooms
  • 5,9716 rooms
  • 4,2637 rooms
  • 3,2138 rooms
  • 4,6269+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • 01 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 3183 rooms
  • 2,7164 rooms
  • 3,0965 rooms
  • 3646 rooms
  • 1,1927 rooms
  • 638 rooms
  • 2149+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • 0no bedroom
  • 151 bedroom
  • 5,5132 bedrooms
  • 12,9093 bedrooms
  • 6,2944 bedrooms
  • 1,5405+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • 0no bedroom
  • 4631 bedroom
  • 3,3422 bedrooms
  • 3,7903 bedrooms
  • 2644 bedrooms
  • 1325+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 548no vehicle
  • 7,0531 vehicle
  • 12,0942 vehicles
  • 5,0833 vehicles
  • 1,1704 vehicles
  • 3235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lancaster County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 892no vehicle
  • 3,3001 vehicle
  • 2,8872 vehicles
  • 7883 vehicles
  • 524 vehicles
  • 725+ vehicles

88.8% of Lancaster County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in South Carolina.

Lancaster County:

88.8%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 46,209
  • Other state: 40,811
  • Northeast: 11,862
  • Midwest: 5,016
  • South: 22,164
  • West: 1,769
Year householders moved into unit in Lancaster County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lancaster County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.9%Utility gas
  • 33.5%Electricity
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.7%Electricity
  • 30.6%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,115
Here:

11.3%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 245
Here:

6.0%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 175
Here:

6.1%
South Carolina:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lancaster County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,426,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,022,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,141,000
    Air Transportation: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $72,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,761,000
    Police Protection: $13,699,000
    Health - Other: $7,122,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,622,000
    General - Other: $4,579,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,445,000
    Financial Administration: $2,423,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,021,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,962,000
    Libraries: $1,176,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,080,000
    Air Transportation: $433,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $796,000
    Air Transportation: $621,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,216,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,025,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,139,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,649,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,831,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,025,000
    Sale of Property: $500,000
    General Revenue - Other: $260,000
    Interest Earnings: $164,000
    Rents: $57,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $7,367,000
    Health - Other: $850,000
    Police Protection: $519,000
    Regular Highways: $103,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $87,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Central Staff Services: $54,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $39,000
    General - Other: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,647,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $751,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $701,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,265,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,385,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,348,000
    Other: $2,198,000
    Public Welfare: $71,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,647,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,430,000
    Other: $2,627,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,813,000

Lancaster County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,426,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,022,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,141,000
    Air Transportation: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $72,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,761,000
    Police Protection: $13,699,000
    Health - Other: $7,122,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,622,000
    General - Other: $4,579,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,445,000
    Financial Administration: $2,423,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,021,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,962,000
    Libraries: $1,176,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,080,000
    Air Transportation: $433,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $796,000
    Air Transportation: $621,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,216,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,025,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,139,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,649,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,831,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,025,000
    Sale of Property: $500,000
    General Revenue - Other: $260,000
    Interest Earnings: $164,000
    Rents: $57,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $7,367,000
    Health - Other: $850,000
    Police Protection: $519,000
    Regular Highways: $103,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $87,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Central Staff Services: $54,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $39,000
    General - Other: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,647,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $751,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $701,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,265,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,385,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,348,000
    Other: $2,198,000
    Public Welfare: $71,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,647,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,430,000
    Other: $2,627,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,813,000

Lancaster County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,426,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,022,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,141,000
    Air Transportation: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $72,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,761,000
    Police Protection: $13,699,000
    Health - Other: $7,122,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,622,000
    General - Other: $4,579,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,445,000
    Financial Administration: $2,423,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,021,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,962,000
    Libraries: $1,176,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,080,000
    Air Transportation: $433,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $796,000
    Air Transportation: $621,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,216,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,025,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,139,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,649,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,831,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,025,000
    Sale of Property: $500,000
    General Revenue - Other: $260,000
    Interest Earnings: $164,000
    Rents: $57,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $7,367,000
    Health - Other: $850,000
    Police Protection: $519,000
    Regular Highways: $103,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $87,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Central Staff Services: $54,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $39,000
    General - Other: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,647,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $751,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $701,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,265,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,385,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,348,000
    Other: $2,198,000
    Public Welfare: $71,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,647,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,430,000
    Other: $2,627,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,813,000

Lancaster County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,426,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,022,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,141,000
    Air Transportation: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $72,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,761,000
    Police Protection: $13,699,000
    Health - Other: $7,122,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,622,000
    General - Other: $4,579,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,445,000
    Financial Administration: $2,423,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,021,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,962,000
    Libraries: $1,176,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,080,000
    Air Transportation: $433,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $796,000
    Air Transportation: $621,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,216,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,025,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,139,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,649,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,831,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,025,000
    Sale of Property: $500,000
    General Revenue - Other: $260,000
    Interest Earnings: $164,000
    Rents: $57,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $7,367,000
    Health - Other: $850,000
    Police Protection: $519,000
    Regular Highways: $103,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $87,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Central Staff Services: $54,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $39,000
    General - Other: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,647,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $751,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $701,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,265,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,385,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,348,000
    Other: $2,198,000
    Public Welfare: $71,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,647,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,430,000
    Other: $2,627,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,813,000

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
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

Lancaster County on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"