Lancaster County, South Carolina Population 2024

112,687

Lancaster County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 112,687 with a growth rate of 3.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lancaster County, South Carolina is the 15th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 76,976 and has seen a growth of 46.39% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029132,9624,0553.15%
2028128,9074,0553.25%
2027124,8524,0553.36%
2026120,7974,0553.47%
2025116,7424,0553.6%
2024112,6874,0553.73%
2023108,6324,0553.88%
2022104,5774,0554.03%
2021100,5223,9464.09%
202096,576-1,704-1.73%
201998,2803,0673.22%
201895,2132,6962.91%
201792,5172,5642.85%
201689,9533,6074.18%
201586,3462,8473.41%
201483,4992,8013.47%
201380,6981,3481.7%
201279,3501,4781.9%
201177,8728961.16%
201076,976
199054,5161,1552.16%
198053,36110,03323.16%
197043,3283,97610.1%
196039,3522,2816.15%
195037,0713,52910.52%
194033,5425,56219.88%
193027,980-648-2.26%
192028,6281,9787.42%
191026,6502,3399.62%
190024,3113,55017.1%
189020,7613,85822.82%
188016,9034,81639.84%
187012,0872902.46%
186011,7978097.36%
185010,9881,08110.91%
18409,907-454-4.38%
183010,3611,64518.87%
18208,7162,39837.96%
18106,3183065.09%
18006,012-290-4.6%
17906,302-126,660-95.26%
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2024 Growth Rate
3.73% (4,055)
County Website
Lancaster County
County Seat
2010 Population
76,976
Area
549 mi²
Density
205 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
46.39% (35,711)
Founded
1785

Lancaster County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White70,12471.84%
Black or African American19,25219.72%
Two or more races4,0724.17%
Other race2,1062.16%
Asian1,9041.95%
Native American1530.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lancaster County, South Carolina Population by Race

Lancaster County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Lancaster County, South Carolina Median Age

42.2

Total

40.7

Male

43.8

Female

Lancaster County, South Carolina Adults

There are 76,731 adults, (20,803 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Lancaster County, South Carolina Age Dependency

74.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female49,81151.03%
Male47,80048.97%

Lancaster County, South Carolina Population by Age

Lancaster County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All37,8932.5381.618.4
Married20,9942.99919
Non Family11,0711.1876.323.7
Female4,5323.595248
Male1,2962.876.823.2
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3.01

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

81.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lancaster County, South Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lancaster County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lancaster County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.41%.

Lancaster County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,960

Average Earnings

$54,045

Average Male

$38,700

Average Female

Lancaster County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lancaster County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lancaster County, South Carolina Language

92.13% of Lancaster County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.32% of the population.

Lancaster County, South Carolina Language

Lancaster County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White66,3275,0447.6%
Black18,5224,71525.46%
Hispanic6,0471,26120.85%
Multiple3,9261,10728.2%
Native1495637.58%
Asian1,904542.84%
Other2,048502.44%
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12.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.05%

Male Poverty Rate

13.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, South Carolina is Native, with 37.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, South Carolina is Other, with 2.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.8%.

Lancaster County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.04%
High School11.8%
Some College9.38%
Bachelors or Greater5.44%
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Lancaster County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed33.79%
Female Unemployed32.72%
Female Employed7.14%
Male Employed4.22%
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Lancaster County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lancaster County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lancaster County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lancaster County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lancaster County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lancaster County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lancaster County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,204

Number of Veterans

5,691

Male Veterans

513

Female Veterans

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Lancaster County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Lancaster County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Lancaster County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Lancaster County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lancaster County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lancaster County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.61%

Born in Lancaster County, South Carolina

94%

Native Born

6%

Foreign Born

3.28%

Non Citizen

2.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94% of Lancaster County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 44.61% having been born in South Carolina. 3.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lancaster County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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