Lancaster County SC Information


Lancaster County Subdivisions

Lancaster County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 90,715
Daytime Population: Workers 25,732
Daytime Population: Residents 53,535
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 79,267
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 88,649
Population in Familes 74,128
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,066
Population Density2 165
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $46,871
Average Household Income $60,873
Per Capita Income $23,919


Total Housing Units 38,523 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,489 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,800 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,234 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $175,006
Average Home Value $212,677


Total Households 35,289
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 24,805
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.35% 2.45%
Households 2.41% 2.5%
Families 2.24% 2.39%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   3.32%


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, 2017 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 Density # 14 72nd
Diversity Index # 36 24th
Median Household Income # 14 72nd
Per Capita Income # 17 65th

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