Lancaster, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 8,976 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.8%
 
Males: 4,099  (45.7%)
Females: 4,877  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29720.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,643 (it was $28,650 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$39,643
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,732 (it was $16,828 in 2000)

Lancaster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $133,167 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$133,167
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $152,739; detached houses: $142,770; mobile homes: $485,661

Median gross rent in 2017: $703.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lancaster: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.0%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lancaster, SC (2017)
    • 4,52149.2%Black alone
    • 4,02943.9%White alone
    • 4945.4%Hispanic
    • 490.5%Two or more races
    • 380.4%Asian alone
    • 130.1%American Indian alone
    • 120.1%Other race alone
    • 40.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster, South Carolina as of October 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lancaster is 368 to 1.


Crime rates in Lancaster by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.8)
1
(11.9)
3
(30.3)
3
(29.4)
2
(19.3)
3
(34.8)
3
(34.3)
2
(22.7)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(128.1)
9
(105.9)
7
(83.4)
6
(60.5)
3
(29.4)
6
(57.8)
3
(34.8)
8
(91.4)
5
(56.7)
9
(99.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
27
(314.4)
20
(235.3)
23
(274.0)
31
(312.7)
27
(264.9)
31
(298.8)
14
(162.3)
23
(262.9)
18
(204.0)
15
(165.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
173
(2,015)
140
(1,647)
135
(1,608)
182
(1,836)
132
(1,295)
102
(983.0)
117
(1,357)
126
(1,440)
84
(951.9)
51
(562.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
181
(2,108)
151
(1,776)
207
(2,466)
167
(1,685)
133
(1,305)
135
(1,301)
98
(1,136)
117
(1,337)
153
(1,734)
100
(1,103)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
588
(6,848)
458
(5,388)
484
(5,767)
447
(4,509)
452
(4,434)
428
(4,125)
285
(3,304)
495
(5,658)
453
(5,134)
309
(3,409)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(314.4)
23
(270.6)
42
(500.4)
39
(393.4)
22
(215.8)
25
(240.9)
6
(69.6)
19
(217.2)
13
(147.3)
3
(33.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(34.9)
9
(105.9)
2
(23.8)
4
(40.4)
1
(9.8)
7
(67.5)
1
(11.6)
9
(102.9)
3
(34.0)
3
(33.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)1046.3869.7937.8899.7706.9646.4634.7845.9680.8457.8

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City-data.com crime index in Lancaster, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 44 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (12.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), African (3.3%), Irish (2.9%), Scottish (2.8%), German (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 554 feet

Land area: 5.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,544 people per square mile   (low).

Lancaster, South Carolina map

316 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

3.3%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,485 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $721 (0.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 80.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,285 (+55.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 981 (28.5%)

Area code: 803

Distribution of median household income in Lancaster, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lancaster, SC in 2017
Lancaster satellite photo by USGS

Lancaster tourist attractions:

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
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $298,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Lancaster, SC residents
Average permit cost in Lancaster, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Lancaster, SC
Historical housing units in Lancaster, SC
Most common industries in Lancaster, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.5%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.2%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.7%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Lancaster, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.5%)
  • Construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Lancaster, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lancaster, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.7. This is about average.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Lead Level

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.:

0.00984

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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lancaster topographic map

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)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINAS REHAB COMPLEX (134 E REBOUND RD BOX 716)
  • LANCASTER CONVALESCENT CENTER (2044 PAGELAND HWY)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - LANCASTER (253 CRAIG MANOR 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)

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)

Public high schools in Lancaster:

  • LANCASTER HIGH (Students: 1,517, Location: 617 NORMANDY ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • BUFORD HIGH (Students: 567, Location: 4290 TABERNACLE ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Lancaster:

  • CAROLINA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 189, Location: 1850 KERSHAW CAMDEN HWY, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lancaster:

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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) - Football player, Tom Addison - Football player, Brian Williams (baseball) - Baseball player.

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

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)
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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster:

Marital status in Lancaster, SC
  • Never married: 39.5%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster:

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lancaster
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lancaster, SC (based on Lancaster County data)

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-
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
Here:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
South Carolina:

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

9.8%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lancaster:

47.1%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.3%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Lancaster:

29.6
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lancaster:

21.9%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.6%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lancaster:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lancaster:

35.8%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

51.3%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Lancaster:

78.4%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lancaster, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 46$162,768$42,4610$0
Firefighters 22$95,657$52,1770$0
Sewerage 14$37,018$31,7300$0
Other and Unallocable 10$31,622$37,9460$0
Water Supply 9$24,426$32,5680$0
Solid Waste Management 8$21,855$32,7830$0
Streets and Highways 8$22,612$33,9180$0
Financial Administration 5$20,460$49,1040$0
Judicial and Legal 4$14,856$44,5683$3,835
Other Government Administration 3$13,627$54,5081$3,321
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 129$444,901$41,3864$7,156

Lancaster government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $555,000 ($61.83)
    Sewerage: $522,000 ($58.16)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $3,160,000 ($352.05)
    Police Protection: $2,938,000 ($327.32)
    Central Staff Services: $2,921,000 ($325.42)
    Water Utilities: $2,452,000 ($273.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,929,000 ($214.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,589,000 ($177.03)
    General Public Buildings: $1,031,000 ($114.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $957,000 ($106.62)
    Regular Highways: $761,000 ($84.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $359,000 ($40.00)
    Financial Administration: $313,000 ($34.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $49,000 ($5.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($3.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $500,000 ($55.70)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $105,000 ($11.70)
    Other - Financial Administration: $9,000 ($1.00)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $211,000 ($23.51)
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000 ($0.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $438,000 ($48.80)
    Regular Highways: $391,000 ($43.56)
    Police Protection: $202,000 ($22.50)
    Water Utilities: $153,000 ($17.05)
    Central Staff Services: $116,000 ($12.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $90,000 ($10.03)
    Sewerage: $63,000 ($7.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($1.78)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,900,000 ($768.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $268,000 ($29.86)

Lancaster government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,295,000 ($367.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,933,000 ($215.35)
    Other: $84,000 ($9.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $6,000 ($0.67)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $205,000 ($22.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $327,000 ($36.43)
    Highways: $130,000 ($14.48)
    Education: $77,000 ($8.58)
    Other: $44,000 ($4.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $762,000 ($84.89)
    Fines and Forfeits: $478,000 ($53.25)
    General Revenue - Other: $352,000 ($39.22)
    Sale of Property: $120,000 ($13.37)
    Rents: $58,000 ($6.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,894,000 ($322.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $191,000 ($21.28)
    General Local Government Support: $170,000 ($18.94)
    Highways: $14,000 ($1.56)
  • Tax - Property: $5,302,000 ($590.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,787,000 ($199.09)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,725,000 ($192.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $929,000 ($103.50)
    Other Selective Sales: $846,000 ($94.25)
    Other License: $80,000 ($8.91)
    Other: $30,000 ($3.34)

Lancaster government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,915,000 ($881.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,423,000 ($715.57)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,492,000 ($166.22)

Lancaster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,109,000 ($1683.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,625,000 ($181.04)

9.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)


5.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Lancaster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 482ft / 147mTotal length
  • $6,712,000Total costs
  • 317,900Total average daily traffic
  • 15,507Total average daily truck traffic
  • 385,736Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lancaster, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 211960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32010-2018
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: 250 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lancaster, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (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: 161 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lancaster)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lancaster)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 476. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 722 took place in 2007, and the least - 59 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lancaster, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.2%), and Outside Fires (41.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lancaster, SC
    • 3,29443.2%Structure Fires
    • 3,12941.1%Outside Fires
    • 96312.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2343.1%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lancaster, SC
  • 61.1%Utility gas
  • 37.5%Electricity
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lancaster, SC
  • 62.6%Electricity
  • 33.9%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Lancaster compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Lancaster on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 (29720) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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+)"
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