Lancaster, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Lancaster, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 8,863 as of July 1, 2018. Lancaster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 34.724 and longitude -80.7793 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lancaster (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The City of Lancaster (GNIS ID: 2404881) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lancaster is located within Lancaster Division of Lancaster County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lancaster: Barnetsville, Barnettsville, Lancasterville.

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Lancaster, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,863
Population in Households 8,733
Population in Familes 6,823
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density2 1,382
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $29,661
Average Household Income $51,618
Per Capita Income $21,250


Total Housing Units 4,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,043 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,592 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 513 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $118,192
Average Home Value $159,039


Total Households 3,636
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,203
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.98%
Households 0.43% 1.01%
Families 0.24% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Lancaster, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 62 85th
Population Density # 70 83rd
Diversity Index # 33 92nd
Median Household Income # 346 13th
Per Capita Income # 209 47th

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