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Population in 2012: 5,517 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.8%
 

Males: 2,925  (53.0%)
Females: 2,592  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  36.4 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29706.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,540 (it was $27,518 in 2000)
Chester:

$22,540
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,166

Chester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,975 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Chester:

$65,975
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $79,259; Detached houses: $85,672; Mobile homes: $36,516; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,089

Median gross rent in 2012: $532.

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  • Black alone - 3,657 (65.2%)
  • White alone - 1,769 (31.5%)
  • Two or more races - 76 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 69 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.05%)

Races in Chester detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chester: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (11.6%), Subsaharan African (5.5%), English (4.9%), Irish (3.3%), German (2.7%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 549 feet

Land area: 3.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,740 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 70.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 23.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester city:

  • Never married: 40.7%
  • Now married: 32.5%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

42 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Chester, South Carolina as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 145 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $953 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $644 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (38.1 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (40.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (495.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Eureka Mill, SC (1.1 miles ), Gayle Mill, SC (1.2 miles ), Lowrys, SC (2.7 miles ), Richburg, SC (3.3 miles ), McConnells, SC (3.3 miles ), Lockhart, SC (3.9 miles) , Carlisle, SC (4.1 miles ), Landsford, SC (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 34.71 N, Longitude: 81.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +818 (+14.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 406 (25.3%)

Area code: 803

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Chester by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 010101020000
per 100,000 0.015.10.015.60.015.90.033.40.00.00.00.0
Rapes 345152145814
per 100,000 45.760.377.315.678.631.816.566.883.3135.217.671.1
Robberies 1310122071012333123147
per 100,000 198.2150.8185.4312.3110.1158.9197.6551.1516.8388.8246.8124.5
Assaults 12312113575991518463125717759
per 100,000 1875.61825.02086.21171.11557.12398.71382.91052.12083.71200.31357.51049.3
Burglaries 10272779111810692105781086485
per 100,000 1555.41086.01189.91421.01855.91683.91514.71753.51300.21825.91128.31511.6
Thefts 259296241275271243184218213201191231
per 100,000 3949.44464.63724.34294.24262.33860.23029.33640.63550.63398.13367.44108.1
Auto thefts 35141926242122241913176
per 100,000 533.7211.2293.6406.0377.5333.6362.2400.8316.7219.8299.7106.7
Arson 400561251330
per 100,000 61.00.00.078.194.415.932.983.516.750.752.90.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 777.7757.2787.4672.8735.1880.1602.9793.4893.4743.4595.0580.5

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Crime rate in Chester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 30 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.45
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Chester, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.7%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -859 (-11.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Chester city center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 33.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.9 miles away from Chester center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from Chester center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chester County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Birthplace of: Scot Brantley - College football player, John Dunovant - General, Maurice Morris - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Dec 1, 1979), Allison Feaster - WNBA player (Charlotte Sting, born: Feb 11, 1976), Antonio Larell Davis - Boxer, Devan Downey - College basketball player (Cincinnati Bearcats), Ed Durham - Major League Baseball pitcher, Marion Campbell - Football player, Tony Stewart (Canadian football) - Football player, Zip Hanna - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Chester:

  • BMA OF CHESTER INC (Dialysis Facility, 501 HEALTHWAY DRIVE)
  • NEIGHBORS CARE HOME HEALTH AGENCY, AN AMEDISYS CO (Home Health Center, 1645 JA COCHRAN BYPASS SUITE 1)
  • CHESTER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
  • UNITED HOSPICE OF THE PIEDMONT (Hospital, 118 YORK STREET)
  • CHESTER NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Chester, SC

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Local government website: www.chestersc.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Winthrop University (about 21 miles; Rock Hill, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,937)
  • York Technical College (about 21 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Limestone College (about 35 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Gaston College (about 42 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 42 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 7,630)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 42 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,428)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 46 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 2,457)

Private high schools in Chester:

  • HOLY PLACE CHESTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 58; Location: 510 PATRICK ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HAWTHORNE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 48; Location: 790 HAWTHORNE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WORD & SPIRIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 15; Location: 126 YORK ST; Grades: 2 - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Chester:

  • HORIZONS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 102; Location: 729 VILLAGE DR; Grades: PK - 9)
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Library in Chester:

  • CHESTER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $760,823; Location: 100 CENTER STREET; 102,590 books; 4,835 audio materials; 1,344 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 71 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of Rashad Hinton: DHL Operations Manager

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Notable locations in Chester: Chester Fire Department (A), Center for Retarded Children (B), Chester City Hall (C), Chester County Courthouse (D), Chester County Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Chester Mall Shopping Center (1), Peoples Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chester include: Union Church (A), Bethel United Methodist Church (B), Brooklyn African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Carmel Presbyterian Church (D), Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (E), Church of God (F), First Baptist Church (G), Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (H), Mount Calvary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chester include: Chester County Fairgrounds (1), Chester Historic District (2), Wylie Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Carolina Adventures Inc (Tours & Charters; Po Box 653).

 
Chester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 SO2 NO2 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.2. This is about average.
City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average. There were 42 monitors within city limits.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.0. This is better than average. There were 29 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.81. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.81
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.99. This is significantly worse than average. There were 62 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.99
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.80. This is about average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.39


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.9%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.1% for Black residents, 74.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.6% for other race residents, 1.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.0%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chester, SC

104 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
77 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Chester compared to South Carolina state average:

Chester, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Chester Branch at 120 Church Street, branch established on 1905/10/05; Chester Bypass Branch at 1612 J A Cochran Bypass, branch established on 1978/09/18. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Spratt Savings and Loan Association: Spratt Savings And Loan Association at 121 Saluda St, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $99.8 mil, Deposits: $72.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Chester Sc Branch at 115 Saluda Street, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chester travel time to work - commute


Chester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Chester city (based on Chester County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.21%
Here44.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Association Reformed Presbyterian ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents52.2%17.2%7.7%6.1%5.7%
Congregations24.4%21.8%19.2%6.4%6.4%
NameChurch of the NazareneBaha'iPresbyterian Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%1.8%1.5%1.2%3.8%
Congregations2.6%-2.6%1.3%15.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Chester County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Chester County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Chester County:

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Chester County:

32.9%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,675$38,7000$0
Other Government Administration 2$3,184$19,1049$4,351
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$3,356
Police Protection - Officers 29$74,667$30,8970$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,317
Firefighters 26$63,139$29,1410$0
Solid Waste Management 15$24,569$19,6551$427
Parks and Recreation 2$4,567$27,4026$1,439
Totals for Government 77$179,801$28,02121$10,890

Chester government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $86,000 ($15.59)
    General Public Buildings: $24,000 ($4.35)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,022,000 ($185.25)
    Fire Protection: $954,000 ($172.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $492,000 ($89.18)
    Central Staff Services: $349,000 ($63.26)
    Regular Highways: $110,000 ($19.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($7.43)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($6.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($0.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $109,000 ($19.76)
    Fire Protection: $69,000 ($12.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($6.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($0.91)
    Central Staff: $5,000 ($0.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,654,000 ($481.06)

Chester government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,328,000 ($240.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $298,000 ($54.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,269,000 ($230.02)
    General Support: $544,000 ($98.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $138,000 ($25.01)
    Interest Earnings: $67,000 ($12.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $386,000 ($69.97)
    All Other: $121,000 ($21.93)
    Highways: $78,000 ($14.14)
  • Tax - Property: $1,250,000 ($226.57)
    NEC: $487,000 ($88.27)
    Public Utilities: $142,000 ($25.74)
    Other Selective Sales: $14,000 ($2.54)

Chester government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $64,000 ($11.60)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $64,000 ($11.60)

Chester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,675,000 ($303.61)

5.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,173 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from York County, SC  1.85% ($31,493 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, SC  0.58% ($24,691)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.31% ($46,162)


5.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to York County, SC  2.30% ($28,891 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, SC  0.84% ($24,950)
to Fairfield County, SC  0.24% ($25,586)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • WGCD (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHESTER, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZK (980 AM; 3 kW; YORK, SC; Owner: CAROLINA METRO RADIO, LLC)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBT-FM (99.3 FM; CHESTER, SC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRBK (90.3 FM; RICHBURG, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WNSC-FM (88.9 FM; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRHM (107.1 FM; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: OUR THREE SONS BROADCASTING, LLP)
  • WNMX-FM (106.1 FM; WAXHAW, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Chester, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 23
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 31
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 24
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 51
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Chester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total average daily traffic: 11,905
Total average daily truck traffic: 589

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chester)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chester, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chester)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chester)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 71
  • Hazardous Condition: 42
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Chester


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, SC
Businesses in Chester, SC
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1
KFC1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
McDonald's1YMCA1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Ronald Edwin Lisec (2)
  • Eugene Reagan (2)
  • Ronald Lisec (1)
  • Eric S. Walsh (1)
  • William C. Floyd (1)
  • Willis Grant Tarbox (1)
  • James H. Gaston (1)
  • Russell M. Parsons (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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