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Chester County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2016: 33,283 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 34,068 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,670
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,893
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,090
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,313 (it was 2,790 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%

Land area: 581 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 57 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chester County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.0%), Retail trade (12.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Chester County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (59.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (36.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 16,289  (48.9%)
Females: 16,994  (51.1%)
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Chester County,SC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Chester County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,223 ($32,425 in 1999)

This county:

$36,223
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $318, upper quartile is $549)
This county:

$438
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $95,705 (it was $60,200 in 2000)
Chester:

$95,705
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,447 - $165,496
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $936
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $288

Institutionalized population: 189

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 180
  • Burglaries: 184
  • Thefts: 617
  • Auto thefts: 49

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 17
  • Assaults: 261
  • Burglaries: 233
  • Thefts: 694
  • Auto thefts: 80
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 88 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2001: 111 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2002: 87 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2003: 80 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2004: 79 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2007: 84 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2008: 54 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2010: 32 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2013: 32 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $179,500
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $703 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $563 (0.7%)

Chester County household income distribution in 2013 Chester County home values distribution in 2013 Chester County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.8%
Chester County:

20.8%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.4% for Black residents, 9.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.8% for other race residents, 45.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.6 years old
(Males: 40.5 years old, Females: 43.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.0 years old, Black residents: 36.5 years old, American Indian residents: 16.8 years old, Asian residents: 58.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.4 years old, Other race residents: 10.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chester County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $496 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $593 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chester, Landsford, Great Falls, Eureka Mill, Gayle Mill, Fort Lawn, Richburg, Lowrys.

Chester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Chester County: Starkey Swine Center (A), Cobbs Glen Country Club (B), Callaham Orchards (C), Cedar Ridge Farm (D), Hardy Berry Farm (E), Portman Marina (F), Wistagaman Girl Scout Camp (G), Anderson Speedway (H), East Park Speedway (I), Pine Lake Golf Club (J), Anderson County Fire Protection Service Rock Springs (K), Lodge's Greenhouses and Nursery (L), Anderson County Jail (M), Anderson County Fire Protection Service Three and Twenty (N), Anderson County Fire Department Double Springs (O), T Ed Garrison Livestock Arena (P), Anderson County Fire Protection Service Slabtown Substation (Q), Anderson County Fire Protection Service Williford (R), Anderson County Fire Protection Service Cheddar (S), Anderson County Fire Protection Service Walker McElmoyle (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Chester County include: Refuge Church (A), Rocky River Church (B), Saint James Church (C), Shiloh Church (D), Six and Twenty Church (E), White Plains Church (F), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (G), Wren Church (H), Zion United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Willis Chapel Cemetery (1), Mountain View Cemetery (2), Leverett Cemetery (3), Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery (4), Hodges Cemetery (5), Garden of Memories (6), Poplar Spring Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Stoneybrook Lake (A), Hartwell Lake (B), Anderson Reservoir (C), Broadway Lake (D), Campbells Lake (E), Cox Ponds (F), McGee Pond (G), Three and Twenty Creek Watershed One Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coneross Creek (A), Corner Creek (B), Craven Creek (C), Cuffie Creek (D), Devil Fork Creek (E), Fair Play Creek (F), Fivemile Creek (G), Big Garvin Creek (H), Steel Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chester County include: Allen Park (1), Sadlers Creek State Park (2), District 5 Stadium (3), Equinox Park (4), Honea Path Park (5), Orr Mill Park (6), Muldrow Park (7), White City Park (8), White Street Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Gila County, Arizona , Banks County, Georgia , Guadalupe County, New Mexico , Jefferson County, Oklahoma , Latimer County, Oklahoma , Prairie County, Arkansas , Gordon County, Georgia , White County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 800
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 214 (76.4% naturalized citizens)

Chester County:

0.6%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 02010 or later
  • 222000 to 2009
  • 31990 to 1999
  • 561980 to 1989
  • 181970 to 1979
  • 79Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.1%

Chester County marital status for males Chester County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,554
  • One, attached: 73
  • Two: 372
  • 3 or 4: 342
  • 5 to 9: 383
  • 10 to 19: 131
  • 20 or more: 33
  • Mobile homes: 2,950
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Chester County with a mortgage: 3,960 (90 second mortgage, 275 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,317

Here:

37.5% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chester County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,95547
Black Protestant4,64528
Mainline Protestant2,53731
Other2491
Catholic1742
None15,580-
Chester County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Chester County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This 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.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chester County:

13.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Chester County:

32.9%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Chester County:

Average size of farms: 226 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,877
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $105.60
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,525
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.78%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,809
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.74
Corn for grain: 52 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1153 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 128 harvested acres
Vegetables: 117 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 45 acres

Tornado activity:

Chester County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 2232753.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/13/1980, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester County-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 85% 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 96.9 miles away from Chester County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 136.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 177.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 127.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 288.9 miles away from Chester County 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 37.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-843: September 22, 1989, FEMA Id: 843, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Chester County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Germany (15%)
  • Colombia (14%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Cuba (10%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (7%)
  • Canada (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chester County


  • American (27%)
  • African (19%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Chester County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,485 (80.8%)
  • Carpooled: 934 (10.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 178 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 185 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 477 (5.1%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Chester County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 214 people in nursing homes
  • 77 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Chester County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 104 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 85 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,137.

4.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.38% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($18,824 average AGI)
1.40% relocated from other states ($7,797 average AGI)
Chester County:

1.40%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from York County, SC  1.87% ($27,354 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, SC  0.64% ($24,500)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.19% ($36,364)
from Fairfield County, SC  0.17% ($23,579)
from Lexington County, SC  0.11% ($42,250)
from Richland County, SC  0.09% ($26,100)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,848 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.04% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($20,708 average AGI)
1.42% relocated to other states ($6,140 average AGI)
Chester County:

1.42%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, SC  2.24% ($28,043 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, SC  0.61% ($25,714)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.27% ($21,839)
to Richland County, SC  0.18% ($30,095)
to Fairfield County, SC  0.18% ($35,952)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.11% ($26,917)
to Lexington County, SC  0.10% ($16,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Chester County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Chester County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Chester County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chester County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Chester County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chester County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chester County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chester County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Chester County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,954 (4,449 aged, 1,505 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 660 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Chester County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (749)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (416)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (319)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (258)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (223)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (212)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (127)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (104)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (100)
  • Congestive heart failure (96)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.98
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,574
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 459
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,868

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,249
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,041
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 111.0. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 123.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 102.4
  • Other - 21.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,283
  • In family households: 28,048 (3,700 male householders, 4,264 female householders)
    5,291 spouses, 10,442 children (9,724 natural, 232 adopted, 483 stepchildren), 2,003 grandchildren, 511 brothers or sisters, 546 parents, 610 other relatives, 785 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,054 (2,194 male householders (2,003 living alone)), 2,390 female householders (2,245 living alone)), 477 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 185

Size of family households: 3,979 2-persons, 2,010 3-persons, 1,144 4-persons, 520 5-persons, 232 6-persons, 75 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,249 1-person, 334 2-persons, 12 3-persons.

3,203 married couples with children.
2,708 single-parent households (405 men, 2,303 women).

98.6% of residents of Chester speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $184,715,000 ($5,504 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,161,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $86,350,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $44,121,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,146,000
Federal grants: $47,423,000
Federal procurement contracts: $964,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,711,000 ($596,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $963,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,949,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,994,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,421
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,796
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +62
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,465
Here -44 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Chester County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.52 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.6

Year house built in Chester County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 262014 or later
  • 2142010 to 2013
  • 1,3282000 to 2009
  • 2,5071990 to 1999
  • 2,3151980 to 1989
  • 2,2381970 to 1979
  • 1,7861960 to 1969
  • 2,1311950 to 1959
  • 8951940 to 1949
  • 1,1101939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chester County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chester County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 201 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 993 rooms
  • 7784 rooms
  • 2,2285 rooms
  • 2,7666 rooms
  • 1,3567 rooms
  • 9878 rooms
  • 8899+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 391 room
  • 412 rooms
  • 1553 rooms
  • 1,3124 rooms
  • 9985 rooms
  • 5156 rooms
  • 1207 rooms
  • 648 rooms
  • 549+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chester County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chester County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 17no bedroom
  • 1401 bedroom
  • 1,6452 bedrooms
  • 5,6173 bedrooms
  • 1,3714 bedrooms
  • 3635+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 39no bedroom
  • 2691 bedroom
  • 1,5972 bedrooms
  • 1,2583 bedrooms
  • 1164 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Chester County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chester County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 406no vehicle
  • 2,2221 vehicle
  • 3,7132 vehicles
  • 1,8703 vehicles
  • 6684 vehicles
  • 3235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chester County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 815no vehicle
  • 1,5531 vehicle
  • 6552 vehicles
  • 1693 vehicles
  • 874 vehicles
  • 225+ vehicles

93.7% of Chester County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in South Carolina.

Chester County:

93.7%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24,834
  • Other state: 8,039
  • Northeast: 1,469
  • Midwest: 849
  • South: 5,201
  • West: 453
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chester County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.5%Electricity
  • 43.7%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.3%Electricity
  • 28.9%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 256
Here:

7.2%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 143
Here:

7.5%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 218
Here:

18.1%
South Carolina:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Chester County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,416,000
    Water Utilities: $248,000
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000
    General Public Buildings: $17,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $26,347,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,317,000
    General - Other: $2,175,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,173,000
    Police Protection: $2,061,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,515,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,515,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,405,000
    Libraries: $1,118,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $948,000
    Financial Administration: $617,000
    Fire Protection: $549,000
    Regular Highways: $283,000
    Parks & Recreation: $147,000
    Welfare - Other: $86,000
    Air Transportation: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $1,399,000
    Judicial and Legal: $439,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $59,000
    Higher Education: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $214,000
    Police Protection: $167,000
    Own Hospitals: $160,000
    General - Other: $114,000
    Central Staff: $76,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,750,000

Chester County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $28,404,000
    All Other: $1,484,000
    Solid Waste Management: $902,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $397,000
    Housing & Community Development: $377,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $791,000
    General Support: $58,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,190,000
    Interest Earnings: $310,000
    Property Sale Other: $45,000
    Rents: $16,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,715,000
    Highways: $1,125,000
    Health & Hospitals: $960,000
    All Other: $407,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,252,000
    Total General Sales: $1,296,000
    NEC: $318,000
    Public Utilities: $220,000
    Other Selective Sales: $183,000

Chester County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,229,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,300,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,090,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $438,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $2,000,000

Chester County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $122,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,936,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,935,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 958
  • Number of aged recipients: 97
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 861
  • Number of recipients under 18: 200
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 543
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 215
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 373
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 434
Chester County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Chester County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Chester County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James41070.6 years
John35771.6 years
William35671.1 years
Mary31878.0 years
Robert20569.5 years
Willie15572.9 years
Annie12177.7 years
Thomas11870.9 years
George10872.2 years
Charles9168.0 years
Most common last names in Chester County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sanders9573.4 years
Brown9271.4 years
Smith8572.5 years
Williams8172.1 years
Carter8072.6 years
Caldwell7968.3 years
Johnson7970.9 years
Grant7577.1 years
Davis7271.6 years
Young6770.0 years
Businesses in Chester County, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Motel 61
AutoZone1Nike2
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
CVS1Subway2
Comfort Inn1Super 81
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
Econo Lodge1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Waffle House1
KFC2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
McDonald's2