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Lancaster Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010, the total population of Lancaster Area is 76,652. The Lancaster Area population density is 138.08 people per square mile, which is about the same as the state average density of 147.63 people per square mile and is higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Lancaster Area is white, which represent 71.55% of the total population. The average Lancaster Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 76,652. #467

Population Density, #292

Lancaster Area
138.08 per square mile
South Carolina
147.63 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:54,844 (71.55%, #732)
Black:18,278 (23.85%, #123)
Hispanic:3,384 (4.41%, #519)
Asian:494 (0.64%, #592)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):252 (0.33%, #631)
One Race, Other:1,815 (2.37%, see rank)
Two or More Races:969 (1.26%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:1,934 (57.15%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:308 (9.10%, see rank)
Cuban:85 (2.51%, see rank)
Central American:404 (11.94%, see rank)
South American:346 (10.22%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

64,771 (84.82%) out of the total population of 76,364 reported first ancestry.

 Lancaster Area% of the Total PopulationSouth CarolinaU.S.
Arab1780.23%, see rank0.21%0.53%
Czech1440.19%, see rank0.16%0.50%
Danish710.09%, see rank0.15%0.45%
Dutch5240.69%, see rank0.95%1.51%
English5,7497.53%, see rank9.23%8.53%
French9771.28%, see rank2.23%3.54%
German6,0507.92%, see rank10.22%15.79%
Greek1340.18%, see rank0.29%0.42%
Hungarian1450.19%, see rank0.24%0.48%
Irish6,6638.73%, see rank9.75%11.36%
Italian1,8122.37%, see rank2.81%5.66%
Norwegian1020.13%, see rank0.37%1.46%
Polish5660.74%, see rank1.31%3.13%
Portuguese350.05%, see rank0.11%0.46%
Russian3760.49%, see rank0.34%0.97%
Scotch-Irish2,9993.93%, see rank2.58%1.07%
Scottish1,1501.51%, see rank2.13%1.81%
Subsaharan African1,3141.72%, see rank1.00%0.93%
Swedish4240.56%, see rank0.48%1.34%
Swiss960.13%, see rank0.19%0.31%
Ukrainian740.10%, see rank0.15%0.31%
American16,59421.73%, see rank13.04%6.72%
Welsh510.07%, see rank0.50%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 37,762 (49.26%, see rank)
Females: 38,890 (50.74%, see rank)

Lancaster Area
Male: 49.26%
Female: 50.74%
South Carolina
Male: 48.65%
Female: 51.35%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Lancaster Area
39.70 years old
South Carolina
37.90 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Lancaster Area
38.50 years old
South Carolina
36.40 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Lancaster Area
40.90 years old
South Carolina
39.20 years old
38.50 years old

 Lancaster Area% of the Total PopulationSouth CarolinaU.S.
Under 5 years5,1846.76%, see rank6.54%6.54%
5 to 9 years4,8666.35%, see rank6.40%6.59%
10 to 14 years4,8116.28%, see rank6.43%6.70%
15 to 19 years4,8236.29%, see rank7.11%7.14%
20 to 24 years4,1145.37%, see rank7.19%6.99%
25 to 34 years9,43112.30%, see rank12.80%13.30%
35 to 44 years10,79914.09%, see rank13.00%13.30%
45 to 54 years10,64113.88%, see rank14.26%14.58%
55 to 64 years10,24613.37%, see rank12.62%11.82%
65 to 74 years7,2189.42%, see rank7.98%7.03%
75 to 84 3,3624.39%, see rank4.15%4.23%
85 years and over1,1571.51%, see rank1.53%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Lancaster AreaSouth CarolinaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population52,607, 100%3,075,655204,336,017
Less Than High School9,639, 18.32%, see rank15.96%14.28%
High School Graduate17,738, 33.72%, see rank30.30%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree15,512, 29.49%, see rank29.18%28.99%
Bachelor Degree6,779, 12.89%, see rank15.81%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree2,939, 5.59%, see rank8.75%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#12.76, see rank13.1913.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Lancaster Area South CarolinaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,92065.00%35.00%71.25%28.75%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)8,03796.60%, see rank3.40%, see rank90.97%9.03%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)4,33197.81%, see rank2.19%, see rank91.74%8.26%90.52%9.48%
College2,52482.25%, see rank17.75%, see rank79.10%20.90%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School48156.13%, see rank43.87%, see rank70.57%29.43%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Lancaster AreaSouth CarolinaU.S.
Total Households29,697, 100%1,801,181116,716,292
Average Household Size2.51, see rank2.492.58
1 Person Households7,321, 24.65%, see rank26.53%26.74%
2 or More Person Households22,376, 75.35%, see rank73.47%73.26%
Family Households (Families)21,122, 71.13%, see rank67.53%66.43%
Average Family Size2.97, see rank3.013.14
Married-Couple Family15,156, 51.04%, see rank47.19%48.42%
Nonfamily Households8,575, 28.87%, see rank32.47%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Lancaster Area%South CarolinaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total61,627see rank3,735,984248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over30,178100%, see rank1,796,888120,789,875
Never Married9,84732.63%, see rank34.19%35.08%
Married16,34954.18%, see rank53.85%52.93%
Widowed1,1213.71%, see rank2.81%2.53%
Divorced2,8619.48%, see rank9.15%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over31,449100%, see rank1,939,096127,252,362
Never Married7,70824.51%, see rank28.59%28.74%
Married16,50552.48%, see rank49.79%49.95%
Widowed3,55711.31%, see rank10.55%9.34%
Divorced3,67911.70%, see rank11.07%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Lancaster Area%South CarolinaU.S.
Native74,09897.03%, see rank95.20%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence46,17360.46%, see rank58.77%58.71%
Born in Different State27,42435.91%, see rank35.45%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
5010.66%, see rank0.98%1.38%
Foreign Born2,2662.97%, see rank4.80%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship9691.27%, see rank1.57%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,2971.70%, see rank3.23%7.16%
Born In Europe3800.50%, see rank0.83%1.56%
Born In Asia3050.40%, see rank1.00%3.67%
Born In Africa700.09%, see rank0.13%0.51%
Born In Oceania60.01%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,4401.89%, see rank2.66%6.79%
Born In Northern America650.09%, see rank0.16%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Lancaster Area%South CarolinaU.S.
English27,29494.28%, see rank92.56%79.64%
Spanish1,0743.71%, see rank4.29%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages3641.26%, see rank1.94%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1460.50%, see rank0.98%3.24%
Other710.25%, see rank0.23%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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