Lancaster, SC Population

Population: 8,177. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,371 (+2.4% change)
Males: 3,710 (45.4%), Females: 4,467 (54.6%)

Lancaster County

Zip codes: 29720.

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

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%).

Elevation: 554 feet

Land area: 5.8 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lancaster:

  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 35 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Abbreviation: CLT)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 56 miles; EASTOVER, SC; Abbreviation: MMT)
  • SHAW AFB (about 57 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lancaster:

  • LANCASTER COUNTY-MC WHIRTER FIELD (about 6 miles; LANCASTER, SC; Abbreviation: LKR)
  • KIRK AIR BASE (about 9 miles; LANCASTER, SC; Abbreviation: T73)
  • JAARS-TOWNSEND (about 10 miles; WAXHAW, NC; Abbreviation: N52)

Colleges and Universities

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 and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 7,967)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 41 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 13,706)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 51 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 51 miles; DALLAS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,473)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 52 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)

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