Lancaster, SC

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Living in Lancaster

Lancaster is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 9,119 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the 49th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lancaster is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 sales jobs (14.74%), food service (13.09%), and office and administrative support (9.65%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Lancaster rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.41% of adults 25 and older in Lancaster have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Lancaster in 2018 was $23,744, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,976 for a family of four. However, Lancaster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Lancaster also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.27% 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 German, Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and Scottish.

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