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.

Lancaster is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.12%), maintenance occupations (12.00%), and sales jobs (10.22%).

In terms of college education, Lancaster is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.10% of adults 25 and older in Lancaster have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lancaster in 2010 was $16,967, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,868 for a family of four. Lancaster also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.46% 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 English, Scots-Irish, Irish, and Italian.

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