Lancaster County, SC

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2022 Population
97,611
3.13% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.2
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.1%
0.156% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,186
7.09% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$272,100
20.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
43,504
5.07% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lancaster County, SC had a population of 97.6k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $72,186. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lancaster County, SC grew from 94,653 to 97,611, a 3.13% increase and its median household income grew from $67,407 to $72,186, a 7.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lancaster County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.63%), White (Hispanic) (2.61%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.97%).

None of the households in Lancaster County, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Lancaster County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lancaster County, SC are University of South Carolina-Lancaster (182 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Lancaster County, SC was $272,100, and the homeownership rate was 81.6%.

Most people in Lancaster County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lancaster County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lancaster County, SC is home to a population of 97.6k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 6% of Lancaster County, SC residents were born outside of the country (5.85k people).

In 2022, there were 3.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.6k people) in Lancaster County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.56k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Lancaster County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lancaster County, SC was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lancaster County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    67.6k ± 214
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19.2k ± 562
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.56k ± 590
6.25%
Hispanic Population
6.1k people

In 2022, there were 3.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.6k people) in Lancaster County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.56k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.25% of the people in Lancaster County, SC are hispanic (6.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lancaster County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.85k people
4.98%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.71k people

As of 2022, 6% of Lancaster County, SC residents (5.85k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lancaster County, SC was 4.98%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,394 ± 360
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,555 ± 462
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    743 ± 206

Lancaster County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lancaster County, SC employs 43.5k people. The largest industries in Lancaster County, SC are Manufacturing (7,304 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,930 people), and Retail Trade (4,826 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($101,688), Information ($89,257), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,099).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

43.5k
2022 Value
± 2,153
5.07%
1 Year growth
± 6.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lancaster County, SC grew at a rate of 5.07%, from 41.4k employees to 43.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lancaster County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,625 people), Management Occupations (4,780 people), and Production Occupations (4,172 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lancaster County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43.5k
2022 Value
± 2,153
5.07%
1 Year growth
± 6.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lancaster County, SC grew at a rate of 5.07%, from 41.4k employees to 43.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lancaster County, SC, are Manufacturing (7,304 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,930 people), and Retail Trade (4,826 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lancaster County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Lancaster County, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,138
Median earning men ± $2,769
$37,526
Median earning women ± $2,320

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($116,923), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,026), and Public Administration ($61,964).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($86,776), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,375), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,545).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 449
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 397
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 283
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lancaster County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 60.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.987%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lancaster County, SC awarded 182 degrees. The student population of Lancaster County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 717 male students and 1,055 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lancaster County, SC are White (124 and 68.9%), followed by Black or African American (34 and 18.9%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 4.44%), and Two or More Races (8 and 4.44%).

The largest universities in Lancaster County, SC by number of degrees awarded are University of South Carolina-Lancaster (182 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lancaster County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (125 and 68.7%), General Business (27 and 14.8%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (15 and 8.24%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lancaster County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 61.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,772 (40.5% men and 59.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,772 students enrolled in Lancaster County, SC, 40.5% men and 59.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,142 records, of which 60.2% were women and 39.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 125 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lancaster County, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 125 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lancaster County, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
182 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Carolina-Lancaster with 182 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 65 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lancaster County, SC, which is 0.556 times less than the 117 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 124 degrees mean that there were 3.65 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 34 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 2-year ($7,158) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lancaster County, SC was $272,100 in 2022, which is 0.965 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $225,400 to $272,100, a 20.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Lancaster County, SC is 81.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lancaster County, SC have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lancaster County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lancaster County, SC is $72,186. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lancaster County, SC was Census Tract 104 with a value of $71,809, followed by Census Tract 101 and Census Tract 109, with respective values of $68,661 and $65,761.

In 2022, 11.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lancaster County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.52%.

Property

$272,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,725
$30,906
Median Property Taxes
±$1,690

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lancaster County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

81.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.6% of the housing units in Lancaster County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 104
  2. Census Tract 101
  3. Census Tract 109

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lancaster County, SC was Census Tract 104 with a value of $71,809, followed by Census Tract 101 and Census Tract 109, with respective values of $68,661 and $65,761.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lancaster County, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$72,186
Median Household Income
± $3,530
37.9k
Number of Households
± 1,858

In 2022, the median household income of the 37.9k households in Lancaster County, SC grew to $72,186 from the previous year's value of $67,407.

The following chart displays the households in Lancaster County, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lancaster County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.5%)
  3. Carpooled (7.11%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Lancaster County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.5%) and those who carpooled to work (7.11%).

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lancaster County, SC have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in Lancaster County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lancaster County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lancaster County, SC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lancaster County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.52%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lancaster County, SC (11.5k out of 95.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lancaster County, SC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 14.2% of the children was living in poverty in Lancaster County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 15%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 410 in Lancaster County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 92.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Lancaster County, SC has health coverage, with 48.5% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lancaster County, SC see 2178 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.1% decrease from the previous year (2271 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2804 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1802 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,178 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lancaster County, SC

Primary care physicians in Lancaster County, SC see an average of 2,178 patients per year. This represents a 4.1% decrease from the previous year (2,271 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lancaster County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.87%
Uninsured
48.5%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lancaster County, SC declined by 7.24% from 8.48% to 7.87%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59.7 in Lancaster County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.7% in Lancaster County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.9% in Lancaster County, SC.

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