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Lancaster, South Carolina
—  CDP  —
Nickname(s): The Red Rose City
Lancaster, South Carolina is located in South Carolina
Lancaster, South Carolina
Location within the state of South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°42′36″N 80°47′2″W / 34.71°N 80.78389°W / 34.71; -80.78389
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Lancaster
 - Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 - Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 518 ft (158 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,109
 - Density 1,660.0/sq mi (640.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 45-39930[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867525[2]

Lancaster is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,109 at the 2000 census.



Lancaster is located at 34°42′36″N 80°47′2″W / 34.71°N 80.78389°W / 34.71; -80.78389 (34.709949, -80.783759)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,109 people, 854 households, and 528 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,660.0 people per square mile (641.2/km²). There were 963 housing units at an average density of 758.0/sq mi (292.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 44.29% White, 53.30% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.47% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.66% of the population.

There were 854 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.9% were married couples living together, 30.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $19,555, and the median income for a family was $20,656. Males had a median income of $22,674 versus $18,160 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,896. About 31.0% of families and 32.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.6% of those under age 18 and 33.3% of those age 65 or over.


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