Chester County SC Information


Chester County Subdivisions

Chester County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,501
Population in Households 33,283
Population in Familes 27,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 218
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 13,054
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 9,094
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,436 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,618 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,870 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $86,460
Average Home Value $127,037


Median Household Income $34,429
Average Household Income $47,752
Per Capita Income $18,778
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% -0.04%
Households 0.22% -0.01%
Families 0.04% -0.11%
Median Household Income   -0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Chester County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 37th
Population Density1 # 31 35th
Diversity Index2 # 26 46th
Median Household Income # 34 28th
Per Capita Income # 32 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.