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Population (year 2000): 8,177. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,371 (+2.4% change)
Males: 3,710 (45.4%), Females: 4,467 (54.6%)

Lancaster County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 36.9 years
Median household income: $28,650 (year 2000)
Median house value: $77,800 (year 2000)

Lancaster, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Lancaster:

  • Black (49.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (46.7%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (9.7%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%), English (4.1%), German (4.0%), Irish (4.0%), Scottish (3.2%).South Carolina

Elevation: 554 feet

Land area: 5.8 square miles

Lancaster,

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster

  • High school or higher: 68.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster city

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

2.1% Foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,370 (-14.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Charlotte, (33.8 miles www.mercedeshomes.com )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (531.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mill, SC (1.1 miles Lancaster SC (1.9 miles Springdale, SC (3.3 miles Irwin, SC (4.4 miles Elgin, Lawn, SC (8.6 miles Fort NC (9.9 miles JAARS, Springs, SC (11.2 miles Heath Falls, SC (13.6 miles Great


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 17 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 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

Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 80.77 W

Area code: 803

Lancaster, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (28.3%), Educational,health and social services (20.7%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,571 (+68.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,270 (39.8%)

Crime in Lancaster by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 2 0
    per 100,000 0.0 24.5 24.5 0.0
Rapes 8 12 4 5
    per 100,000 97.8 146.8 48.9 61.1
Robberies 29 21 31 19
    per 100,000 354.7 256.8 379.1 232.4
Assaults 238 287 189 164
    per 100,000 2910.6 3509.8 2311.4 2005.6
Burglaries 273 210 193 193
    per 100,000 3338.6 2568.2 2360.3 2360.3
Thefts 642 671 652 573
    per 100,000 7851.3 8205.9 7973.6 7007.5
Auto thefts 42 51 41 21
    per 100,000 513.6 623.7 501.4 256.8
1316.5 1420.1 1144.3 961.4

Average climate in Lancaster, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lancaster,

Lancaster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Lancaster city center killed 4 people and injured 70 people.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 tornado 15.7 miles away from the city center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Sheldon Brown - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Mar 19, 1979), Madison S. Perry - Governor of Florida.


Hospital/medical center in Lancaster:
  • SPRINGS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (800 W MEETING ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lancaster:
  • PIEDMONT MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; ROCK HILL, SC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITAITON HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; ROCK HILL, SC)
  • UNION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 26 miles; MONROE, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lancaster:
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 35 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 56 miles; EASTOVER, SC; ID: MMT)
  • SHAW AFB (about 57 miles; SUMTER, SC; ID: SSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lancaster:
  • LANCASTER COUNTY-MC WHIRTER FIELD (about 6 miles; LANCASTER, SC; ID: LKR)
  • KIRK AIR BASE (about 9 miles; LANCASTER, SC; ID: T73)
  • JAARS-TOWNSEND (about 10 miles; WAXHAW, NC; ID: N52)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 18 $41,745 $27,830 0 $0
Water Supply 11 $21,195 $23,121 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 22 $56,010 $30,550 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $8,402 $50,412 7 $3,650
Judicial and Legal 4 $11,466 $34,398 3 $1,471
Police Protection - Officers 50 $126,667 $30,400 10 $500
Solid Waste Management 10 $20,716 $24,859 0 $0
Streets and Highways 12 $24,945 $24,945 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $11,666 $34,998 0 $0
Firefighters 28 $68,731 $29,456 10 $500
Totals for Government 161 $391,544 $29,183 30 $6,121
College/University in Lancaster:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT LANCASTER (Full-time enrollment: 571; Location: PO BOX 889; Public; Website: WWW.SC.EDU/LANCASTER/)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lancaster:
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 22 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,221)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 41 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 13,706)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 51 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 51 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 52 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 5,958)
Public high schools in Lancaster:
  • LANCASTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,905; Location: 617 NORMANDY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BUFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 496; Location: 4290 TABERNACLE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LANCASTER A V C (Location: 625 NORMANDY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Lancaster:
  • CAROLINA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 319; Location: 1850 KERSHAW-CAMDEN HW; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 4695 J B DEWTON RD; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lancaster:
  • BUFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 893; Location: 1906 N. ROCKY RIVER RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 789; Location: 1551 BILLINGS DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • A.R. RUCKER MIDDLE (Students: 707; Location: 610 E MEETING STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BROOKLYN SPRINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 615; Location: 1637 BILLINGS DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 590; Location: RODDEY DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ERWIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 1477 LOCUSTWOOD AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CLINTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 478; Location: 110 CLINTON SCHOOL RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MCDONALD GREEN EL (Students: 439; Location: 2763 LYNWOOD DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BUFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 438; Location: 1890 N. ROCKY RIVER RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTH SIDE SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 500 HAMPTON ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Lancaster:
  • LANCASTER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $682,421; Location: 313 S. WHITE ST.; 121,290 books; 2,619 audio materials; 2,341 video materials; 185 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Lancaster: Lancaster County Jail (A), Lancaster County Courthouse (B), Lancaster City Hall (C), Lancaster County Library (D).

Shopping Centers: Lancaster Square Shopping Center (1), Westgate Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Lancaster include: Pleasant Ridge Church (A), Calvary Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C), Christ Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Good Shepherd Church (F), University Baptist Church (G), First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Clinton Memorial Cemetery (1), West Side Cemetery (2), Old Presbyterian Cemetery (3).

Creeks: Gills Creek (A), Turkey Quarter Creek (B), Hannahs Creek (C).

Parks in Lancaster include: Lancaster County Memorial Stadium (1), Lancaster Downtown Historic District (2).

Post office: (A).  


Lancaster compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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)
  • WNOW (1030 AM; daytime; 9 kW; MINT HILL, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZK (980 AM; 3 kW; YORK, SC; Owner: CAROLINA METRO RADIO, LLC)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNSC-FM (88.9 FM; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRBK (90.3 FM; RICHBURG, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • 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:
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • 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.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, 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.)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

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