For population 25 years and over in Chester:
For population 15 years and over in Chester city:
41 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,130 (1.4%)
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: +1,139 (+20.0%)
Area code: 803
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Chester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 28 (25 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -859 (-11.7%).
Work and jobs in Chester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Chester, South Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
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Local government website: www.chestersc.org
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average. There were 42 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.0. This is better than average. There were 29 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.81. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.99. This is significantly worse than average. There were 62 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.80. This is about average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 35.5%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
77 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Chester compared to South Carolina state average:
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Religion statistics for Chester (based on Chester County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.21%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
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Chester government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,173 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,354 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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:
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Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2013.