Lancaster employment information

IndexLancasterSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$20,139$25,521$29,829
Median household income$31,398$46,898$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,478$57,389$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,262$29,505$35,192
Median earnings male$24,710$32,196$36,919
Median earnings female$21,588$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate9.3%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level31.1%17.2%15.1%
The Lancaster, SC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Lancaster is $20,139, which is 21% lower than than the South Carolina average and 32% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $31,398, which is 33% lower than than the South Carolina average and 43% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Lancaster is 9%, which is 100% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Lancaster is 31% which is 106% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$20,929$31,398$62,796
City
$31,262$46,898$93,796
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Lancaster is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lancaster is 43% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lancaster is 100% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lancaster is 106% higher than the national average.

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Lancaster median earnings by income bracket

Lancaster employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.7%0.0%
Manufacturing sector17.6%0.1%
Financial & insurance services4.6%2.0%
Wholesale & retail services19.6%11.2%
Public administration2.0%3.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.6%1.8%
Education, health & social services3.2%31.9%
Other33.0%30.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Waxhaw, NC12,398$86,77157%
Lesslie, SC2,234$62,17612%
Elgin town, SC1,525$56,8753%
JAARS, NC508$52,2736%
Richburg, SC585$42,13224%
Lancaster, SC8,971$31,39843%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Wasilla, AK8,972$61,77412%
Fort Valley, GA8,975$20,66463%
Scaggsville, MD8,975$135,688145%
Thomaston, GA8,976$27,46650%
Lenoir City, TN8,965$36,64634%
Lancaster, SC8,971$31,39843%
Source: The Lancaster, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).