Chesterfield County SC Information


Chesterfield County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 47,184
Population in Households 46,310
Population in Familes 38,231
Population in Group Qrtrs 874
Population Density1 59
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 18,561
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 12,603
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,171 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,390 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,610 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $80,517
Average Home Value $110,686


Median Household Income $34,413
Average Household Income $45,737
Per Capita Income $18,318
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.06%
Households 0.34% 0.17%
Families 0.14% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.


Chesterfield County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chesterfield 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 # 25 48th
Population Density1 # 29 39th
Diversity Index2 # 19 61st
Median Household Income # 35 26th
Per Capita Income # 36 24th

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