Lancaster County, South Carolina

Lancaster County is the fifth fastest growing County in South Carolina due in large measure to its location adjacent to the Charlotte metro area and its outstanding quality of life.  It is roughly 555 square miles in size, and has a population of approximately 80,458.

There are three municipalities within Lancaster County: Lancaster, Heath Springs, and Kershaw.  The City of Lancaster servers as the commercial center for the county, as well as the county seat.

Primarily agrarian for almost a century, the Industrial Revolution arrived in Lancaster with the opening of the Lancaster Cotton Mill by Colonel Leroy Springs in 1895. Crop diversification, cattle production, additional textile operations, brick and block manufacturing, all contributed to the changing economic base of the county in the early 1900s, and today the industrial base includes battery production, electrical and electronics products, steel fabricating, metalworking, plastic laminates, packaging materials, pressure part manufacturing, and nuclear power. Lancaster County’s transition away from a textile-dominated economy toward more diverse industry has created a substantial pool of available labor which gives it a Top 5 ranking among counties in South Carolina for job creation.

Lancaster County has a little something for everyone. The entire county abounds with landmarks of historical significance and natural attractions. With access to entertainment, cultural, and the many outdoor activities, Lancaster County is a great place to work and live.