Chester County SC Information


Chester County Subdivisions

Chester County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,257
Daytime Population: Workers 9,524
Daytime Population: Residents 19,337
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,861
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 33,039
Population in Familes 27,472
Population in Group Qrtrs 218
Population Density2 57
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $36,832
Average Household Income $50,190
Per Capita Income $19,632


Total Housing Units 14,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,478 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,417 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,935 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $92,448
Average Home Value $132,834


Total Households 12,895
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 8,976
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% -0.12%
Households 0.02% -0.14%
Families -0.15% -0.24%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.11%


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, 2017 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 Density # 31 35th
Diversity Index # 27 43rd
Median Household Income # 30 37th
Per Capita Income # 31 35th

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