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Chester County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 33,291 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Chester County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.6%), Manufacturing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Chester County, SC (2017)
    • 19,56957.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,00135.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7312.1%Two or more races
    • 6621.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1250.4%Asian alone
    • 850.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 70.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.2 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 16,250  (48.8%)
Females: 17,041  (51.2%)
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Average household size:
Chester County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,793 ($32,425 in 1999)
This county:

$38,793
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $450 (lower quartile is $351, upper quartile is $537)
This county:

$450
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $96,797 (it was $60,200 in 2000)
Chester:

$96,797
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,324 - $170,969
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $939
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $283

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
Chester County, SC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 64 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 1998: 78 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1999: 58 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 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
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2006: 123 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 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
  • 2015: 15 buildings, average cost: $355,500
  • 2016: 49 buildings, average cost: $183,500
  • 2017: 32 buildings, average cost: $168,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Chester, SC residents
Average permit cost in Chester, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $771 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $583 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Chester, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chester, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Chester, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.2%
Chester County:

20.2%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.5% for Black residents, 13.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.2 years old
(Males: 41.2 years old, Females: 43.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.2 years old, Black residents: 37.5 years old, American Indian residents: 16.0 years old, Asian residents: 60.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.9 years old, Other race residents: 11.8 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:

4.6%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Chester, SC
County total employment by year in Chester, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Chester, SC

Current college students: 800
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 321 (71.0% naturalized citizens)

Chester County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 372010 or later
  • 702000 to 2009
  • 11990 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: 10,933
  • One, attached: 77
  • Two: 305
  • 3 or 4: 354
  • 5 to 9: 446
  • 10 to 19: 78
  • 20 or more: 31
  • Mobile homes: 2,824
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Chester County with a mortgage: 3,656 (59 second mortgage, 238 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,898

Here:

37.5% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chester County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chester

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,661 (81.5%)
  • Carpooled: 915 (9.7%)
  • Subway or elevated: 13 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 152 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 188 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 484 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Colombia (33%)
  • Philippines (15%)
  • Nicaragua (13%)
  • India (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chester County


  • American (31%)
  • African (27%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • European (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 $44,325.

5.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.82% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($23,804 average AGI)
1.68% relocated from other states ($11,241 average AGI)
Chester County:

1.68%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

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  2.37% ($34,311 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, SC  0.50% ($28,070)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.30% ($44,647)
from Fairfield County, SC  0.25% ($52,036)


5.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,357 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.26% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($26,275 average AGI)
1.01% relocated to other states ($7,080 average AGI)
Chester County:

1.01%
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  2.38% ($31,726 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, SC  0.70% ($29,405)
to Fairfield County, SC  0.30% ($42,500)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.22% ($44,920)
to Richland County, SC  0.20% ($31,826)

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: 33,291
  • In family households: 28,054 (3,816 male householders, 4,151 female householders)
    5,447 spouses, 10,030 children (9,300 natural, 333 adopted, 403 stepchildren), 2,010 grandchildren, 598 brothers or sisters, 586 parents, 773 other relatives, 642 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,084 (2,121 male householders (2,049 living alone)), 2,525 female householders (2,296 living alone)), 440 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 175

Size of family households: 4,061 2-persons, 1,940 3-persons, 1,131 4-persons, 523 5-persons, 225 6-persons, 89 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,343 1-person, 308 2-persons, 15 3-persons.

3,303 married couples with children.
2,309 single-parent households (416 men, 1,893 women).

97.7% of residents of Chester speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English 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:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Chester County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Chester County, South Carolina
  • 292014 or later
  • 2002010 to 2013
  • 1,1292000 to 2009
  • 2,6781990 to 1999
  • 2,6131980 to 1989
  • 2,2011970 to 1979
  • 1,6541960 to 1969
  • 2,2921950 to 1959
  • 7491940 to 1949
  • 1,1801939 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
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chester County, South Carolina
  • 111 room
  • 372 rooms
  • 863 rooms
  • 8334 rooms
  • 2,5475 rooms
  • 2,6596 rooms
  • 1,4227 rooms
  • 1,0078 rooms
  • 8499+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester County, South Carolina
  • 501 room
  • 642 rooms
  • 1503 rooms
  • 1,1444 rooms
  • 9625 rooms
  • 4946 rooms
  • 1317 rooms
  • 608 rooms
  • 459+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chester County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chester County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chester County, South Carolina
  • 13no bedroom
  • 1101 bedroom
  • 1,9192 bedrooms
  • 5,6983 bedrooms
  • 1,3114 bedrooms
  • 3795+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester County, South Carolina
  • 50no bedroom
  • 2321 bedroom
  • 1,4112 bedrooms
  • 1,3223 bedrooms
  • 894 bedrooms
  • 235+ 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
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chester County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 465no vehicle
  • 2,2671 vehicle
  • 3,7402 vehicles
  • 2,0763 vehicles
  • 6644 vehicles
  • 2655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chester County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chester County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 681no vehicle
  • 1,5211 vehicle
  • 6612 vehicles
  • 1503 vehicles
  • 864 vehicles
  • 365+ vehicles

94.6% 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, 72% lived in South Carolina.

Chester County:

94.6%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 24,440
  • Other state: 8,240
  • Northeast: 1,540
  • Midwest: 807
  • South: 5,406
  • West: 391
Year householders moved into unit in Chester County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chester County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.2%Electricity
  • 44.4%Utility gas
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.5%Electricity
  • 27.3%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.5%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): 205
Here:

6.2%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 106
Here:

5.5%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 179
Here:

15.7%
South Carolina:

19.9%

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 2016:

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,073,000
    Police Protection: $3,003,000
    General - Other: $2,741,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,750,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,682,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,534,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,481,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,328,000
    Financial Administration: $1,160,000
    Libraries: $715,000
    Local Fire Protection: $671,000
    Regular Highways: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000
    Air Transportation: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $58,000
    Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $734,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,305,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,035,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,550,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,495,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,270,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,055,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,017,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $699,000
    Sale of Property: $65,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Rents: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $163,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,822,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $140,000
    Other: $98,000
    General Local Government Support: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,774,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,137,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,210,000
    Public Utility License: $243,000
    Other License: $84,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,582,000

Chester County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,073,000
    Police Protection: $3,003,000
    General - Other: $2,741,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,750,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,682,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,534,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,481,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,328,000
    Financial Administration: $1,160,000
    Libraries: $715,000
    Local Fire Protection: $671,000
    Regular Highways: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000
    Air Transportation: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $58,000
    Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $734,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,305,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,035,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,550,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,495,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,270,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,055,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,017,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $699,000
    Sale of Property: $65,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Rents: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $163,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,822,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $140,000
    Other: $98,000
    General Local Government Support: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,774,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,137,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,210,000
    Public Utility License: $243,000
    Other License: $84,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,582,000

Chester County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,073,000
    Police Protection: $3,003,000
    General - Other: $2,741,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,750,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,682,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,534,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,481,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,328,000
    Financial Administration: $1,160,000
    Libraries: $715,000
    Local Fire Protection: $671,000
    Regular Highways: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000
    Air Transportation: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $58,000
    Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $734,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,305,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,035,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,550,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,495,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,270,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,055,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,017,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $699,000
    Sale of Property: $65,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Rents: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $163,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,822,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $140,000
    Other: $98,000
    General Local Government Support: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,774,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,137,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,210,000
    Public Utility License: $243,000
    Other License: $84,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,582,000

Chester County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,073,000
    Police Protection: $3,003,000
    General - Other: $2,741,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,750,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,682,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,534,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,481,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,328,000
    Financial Administration: $1,160,000
    Libraries: $715,000
    Local Fire Protection: $671,000
    Regular Highways: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000
    Air Transportation: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $58,000
    Other: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $734,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,305,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,035,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,550,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,495,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,270,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,055,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,017,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $699,000
    Sale of Property: $65,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Rents: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $163,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,822,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $140,000
    Other: $98,000
    General Local Government Support: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,774,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,137,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,210,000
    Public Utility License: $243,000
    Other License: $84,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,582,000

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
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