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Lancaster County, SC&

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Population
83,704
3% growth
Median Age
41.5
Median Household Income
$46,852
6.44% growth
Poverty Rate
17.4%
Number of Employees
33,819
2.02% growth
Median Property Value
$157,700
4.99% growth

About the photo: View of Charlotte from the Central Ave. bridge over Independence Blvd.

Economy

The economy of Lancaster County, SC employs 33,819 people. The economy of Lancaster County, SC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Finance & Insurance; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.24; 1.65; and 1.62 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lancaster County, SC are Manufacturing (5,648), Retail trade (4,441), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,275), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($94,583), Transportation & Warehousing ($44,050), and Finance & Insurance ($41,756).

Median household income in Lancaster County, SC is $46,852. Males in Lancaster County, SC have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,141. The income inequality of Lancaster County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.502 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lancaster County, SC. In Lancaster County, SC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 43 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,332. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.

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Diversity

Lancaster County, SC is home to a population of 83,704 people, from which 97.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lancaster County, SC is composed of 58,703 White residents (70.1%), 18,740 Black residents (22.4%), 4,132 Hispanic residents (4.94%), 762 Two+ residents (0.91%), and 732 Asian residents (0.87%). The most common foreign languages in Lancaster County, SC are Spanish (2,939 speakers), Gujarati (261 speakers), and French Creole (189 speakers), but compared to other places, Lancaster County, SC has a relative high number of Gujarati (261 speakers), French Creole (189 speakers), and German (172 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Lancaster County, SC awarded 134 degrees. The student population of Lancaster County, SC is skewed towards females, with 41 male students and 93 female students. Most students in Lancaster County, SC are White (81 and 60.4%), followed by Black or African American (30 and 22.4%), Unknown (10 and 7.46%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 5.97%). The largest universities in Lancaster County, SC by number of graduates are University of South Carolina-Lancaster (134 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Lancaster County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (71 and 53%), General Business (37 and 27.6%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (17 and 12.7%). The median tuition costs in Lancaster County, SC are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lancaster County, SC is $157,700, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $150,200 to $157,700, a 4.99% increase. The homeownership rate of Lancaster County, SC is 78.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lancaster County, SC have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lancaster County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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