Lancaster, SC Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Lancaster?

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There are 8,489 residents in Lancaster, with a median age of 37. Of this, 47.36% are males and 52.64% are females. US-born citizens make up 94.27% of the resident pool in Lancaster, while non-US-born citizens account for 1.81%. Additionally, 3.91% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 7,016 people in Lancaster currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 8,489 -7.6%
Male Population 4,020 -2.1%
Female Population 4,469 -12.0%
Male population 47.36%
Female population 52.64%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 37 -4.2%
Citizen US Born 8,003 -8.6%
Citizen not US Born 154 73.0%
Not Citizen 332 -4.3%
Citizen US Born 94.27%
Citizen not US Born 1.81%
Not Citizen 3.91%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 67 -45.1%
Moved from Same County 731 -34.8%
Moved from Same State 345 -27.8%
Moved from Different State 145 10.7%
Same House as Last Year 7,016 -0.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.81%
Moved from Same County 8.8%
Moved from Same State 4.15%
Moved from Different State 1.75%
Same House as Last Year 84.49%

What are the employment statistics in Lancaster?

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White-collar workers make up 69.32% of the working population in Lancaster, while blue-collar employees account for 30.68%. There are also 274 entrepreneurs in Lancaster (9.33% of the workforce); 2,057 workers employed in private companies (70.04%); and 371 people working in governmental institutions (12.63%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,036 -6.2%
Blue Collar 901 11.4%
White Collar 69.32%
Blue Collar 30.68%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 274 -17.0%
Private Companies 2,057 2.6%
Governmental Workers 371 -10.2%
Not for Profit Companies 235 1.7%
Self Employees 9.33%
Private Companies 70.04%
Governmental Workers 12.63%
Not for Profit Companies 8%

How many households are there in Lancaster?

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There are a total of 3,353 households in Lancaster, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63.05% of these Lancaster households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.95%. Additionally, 31.05% of households have children and 68.95% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 3,353 -5.1%
Average People Per Household 2 -2.3%
Family Households 2,114 -1.8%
Non-family Households 1,239 -10.2%
Family Households 63.05%
Non-family Households 36.95%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 1,041 2.0%
Households without Children 2,312 -7.9%
Households with Children 31.05%
Households without Children 68.95%

What are the median and average incomes in Lancaster?

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The average annual household income in Lancaster is $53,300, while the median household income sits at $29,738 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $35,473, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $32,500. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $13,628 and $24,712, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $53,300 -9.0%
Median Household Income $29,738 0.4%
People below Poverty Level 2,859 -1.9%
People above Poverty Level 5,372 -8.6%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Lancaster?

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There are 3,686 housing units in Lancaster, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1972. Of the 3,353 occupied housing units in Lancaster, 39.49% are owner-occupied, while 60.51% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 58.08% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $195,600. In general, housing costs reach $735 per month in Lancaster.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 3,686 -5.7%
Median Year Built 1972 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 245 20.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 405 -8.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 445 -8.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 597 -8.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 859 -2.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 316 -24.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 410 16.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 383 -8.8%
Built between 2010 and 2019 26 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 3,353 -5.1%
Owner Occupied 1,324 -13.8%
Renter Occupied 2,029 1.6%
Owner Occupied 39.49%
Renter Occupied 60.51%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 769 -18.1%
Without Mortgage 555 -7.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $195,600 3.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $113,900 -1.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $735 2.5%
With Mortgage 58.08%
Without Mortgage 41.92%

What is the level of education in Lancaster?

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Approximately 46.19% of the population in Lancaster holds a high school degree (that's 2,859 residents), while 20.63% have attained a college certificate (1,771 locals) and 8.24% have a bachelor's degree (510 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 484 18.3%
Some High School 2,859 -14.3%
Some College 1,771 -13.6%
Associate Degree 654 -8.8%
Bachelor's Degree 510 3.7%
Graduate Degree 405 9.8%
No High School 7.82%
Some High School 46.19%
Some College 20.63%
Associate Degree 10.57%
Bachelor's Degree 8.24%
Graduate Degree 6.54%

What is the marital status of Lancaster residents?

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A total of 2,736 people in Lancaster have never been married (which represents 41.54% of the total population), while 2,588 of them are wedded (39.29%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 196 (2.98%) and 741 (11.25%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 2,736 -1.9%
Married 2,588 -4.8%
Separated 196 -31.0%
Widowed 522 -24.5%
Divorced 741 -20.1%
Never Married 41.54%
Married 39.29%
Separated 2.98%
Widowed 7.92%
Divorced 11.25%

What are the most common means of transportation in Lancaster?

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The top three means of transportation people in Lancaster use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 2,544 residents commute by car, 54 prefer going to work by walking and 6 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,544 1.9%
Bicycle 6 20.0%
Walk 54 -16.9%

What is the median and average household income in Lancaster by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
29720 49,870 19,335 $53,489.00 $73,084.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 29720

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