Lancaster County SC Information

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Lancaster County Subdivisions

Lancaster County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 87,739
Population in Households 85,596
Population in Familes 71,639
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,143
Population Density1 160
Diversity Index2 49
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 33,580
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 23,616
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 37,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,765 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,815 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,499 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $168,662
Average Home Value $207,127
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,397
Average Household Income $58,291
Per Capita Income $22,566
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.18% 2.28%
Households 1.99% 2.26%
Families 1.8% 2.15%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Lancaster County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 65th
Population Density1 # 15 70th
Diversity Index2 # 36 24th
Median Household Income # 12 76th
Per Capita Income # 18 63rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.