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Lancaster is a city in Lancaster County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Lancaster, PA

The latitude of Lancaster is 34.720N. The longitude is -80.771W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,354.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,650
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lancaster demographic reports
Lancaster is near the North Carolina border
One of the last American witchcraft trials occurred at the county courthouse here in 1813
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 226. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 26.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Charles Moss Duke Jr., astronaut
Local bands (past and present) have included Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
Nearby parks & recreation: Andrew Jackson State Park
Historic sites and museums: Lancaster & Chester Railway Museum
Colleges and universities: University of South Carolina
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Lancaster residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lancaster ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lancaster was $16,828, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Lancaster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Lancaster include Lancaster Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lancaster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $752.


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Libraries in Lancaster include Lancaster County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lancaster include Lancaster News

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Politics

Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lancaster political report.

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The average commute time for Lancaster workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Lancaster include Best Western of Lancaster, Jameson Inn.

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