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Welcome to Lancaster ...

The city of Lancaster is located in Lancaster County<1> and is the County Seat for Lancaster County.

The pronunciation of Lancaster: LANK-uh-stur<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lancaster has a population of 9,192 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lancaster.

Lancaster is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lancaster lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Lancaster: (803)

The ZIP codes for Lancaster: 29720-29722<5>

Websites for Lancaster ...

Official Website:   www.lancastercitysc.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lancasterchambersc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lancaster had an population of 9,192 people. This is an increase of 7.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lancaster had a population of 8,526 people (which is 11.12% of the total population of Lancaster County). This makes Lancaster the county's most populous community.

The population of Lancaster represents 0.18% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,526 people, the population of Lancaster increased 4.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,177 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lancaster.

Communities Also Named Lancaster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Lancaster - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lancaster.

Communities near Lancaster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lancaster.

  • Waxhaw [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
    • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<7>
  • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
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    • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,476 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesley Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesley Chapel<7>
  • Marvin [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
    • Marvin [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
  • Mineral Springs [Union County]
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    • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,171 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
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      • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<7>
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
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      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<7>
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<7>
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<7>
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lancaster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lancaster.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lancaster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lancaster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lancaster. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lancaster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lancaster ...

Looking for more information about Lancaster? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lancaster, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lancaster.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lancaster County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lancaster: www.lancastercitysc.com/

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancastercountysc.net/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Lancaster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Lancaster. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lancaster.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lancaster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lancaster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lancaster or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lancaster includes: 29720, 29721 & 29722.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lancaster) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LancasterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7212, Longitude: -80.7712    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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