Lancaster, SC
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Lancaster is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 8,956 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the 49th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Lancaster isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lancaster are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lancaster is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lancaster who work in office and administrative support (13.40%), sales jobs (12.86%), and food service (9.15%).

The education level of Lancaster citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.04% of adults 25 and older in Lancaster have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lancaster in 2010 was $17,950, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,800 for a family of four. Lancaster also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Lancaster is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lancaster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lancaster residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include Irish, German, English, and African.

The most common language spoken in Lancaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.