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Chester, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Chester had a population of 5,639 as of July 1, 2017. Chester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 34.705 and longitude -81.2134 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 541 feet.

The City of Chester (GNIS ID: 2404043) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Chester is located within Chester Division of Chester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chester: Chester Court House, Chesterville.

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


Total Population 5,639
Daytime Population: Workers 1,742
Daytime Population: Residents 3,486
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,228
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 5,571
Population in Familes 4,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 1,726
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $27,026
Average Household Income $42,069
Per Capita Income $16,703


Total Housing Units 2,629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,212 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 970 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 447 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $75,244
Average Home Value $97,896


Total Households 2,182
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,413
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 0.08% -0.11%
Households 0.06% -0.12%
Families -0.19% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Chester, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 91 77th
Population Density # 41 90th
Diversity Index # 202 49th
Median Household Income # 362 9th
Per Capita Income # 331 17th

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