Chester County, South Carolina Population 2019

Chester County, South Carolina's estimated population is 32,285 with a growth rate of 0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chester County, South Carolina is the 29th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201832,251-34-0.11%
201732,285160.05%
201632,269-126-0.39%
201532,395-37-0.11%
201432,432-297-0.91%
201332,729370.11%
201232,692-177-0.54%
201132,869-284-0.86%
201033,1539833.06%
199032,1702,0226.71%
198030,1483371.13%
197029,811-1,077-3.49%
196030,888-1,709-5.24%
195032,597180.06%
194032,5797762.44%
193031,803-1,586-4.75%
192033,3893,96413.47%
191029,4258092.83%
190028,6161,9567.34%
189026,6602,50710.38%
188024,1535,34828.44%
187018,8056833.77%
186018,122840.47%
185018,0382911.64%
184017,7475653.29%
183017,1822,99321.09%
182014,1892,71023.61%
181011,4793,29440.24%
18008,1851,31919.21%
17906,8660.00%

How Many People Live in Chester County, South Carolina?

32,285

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,63960.57%
Black or African American11,82536.47%
Two or More Races7412.29%
Asian1190.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native930.29%
Some Other Race70.02%

Chester County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Chester County, South Carolina Median Age

41.8


Total

40.7


Male

43.5


Female

Chester County, South Carolina Adults

There are 24,937 adults, (5,647 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, South Carolina.

Chester County, South Carolina Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

16,574

51.12%

Male

15,850

48.88%

Chester County, South Carolina Households and Families

Chester County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chester County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
All75%25%
Non Family67.4%32.6%
Male65.3%34.7%
Female63.7%36.3%

75.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,3842.675
Married5,3343.2886.7
Non Family4,5121.167.4
Female1,9423.9263.7
Male5963.6665.3

3.39

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chester County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4836.63%
9th to 12th Grade2,96413.25%
High School Graduate8,67438.77%
Some College4,17418.66%
Associates Degree1,8818.41%
Bachelors Degree2,26610.13%
Graduate Degree9314.16%

Chester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,00011,5482,218
Black7,7035,833775
Hispanic362268116
Multiple Races15415018
Asian1199240
Native American424223
Other Race777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,875$38,935$24,828
Less Than High School$21,163$25,823$15,404
High School Grad$28,924$39,451$20,997
Some College$32,895$42,196$27,408
Bachelors Degree$40,888$48,500$33,036
Graduate Degree$47,708$44,167$50,323

$30,875

Average Earnings

$38,935

Average Male

$24,828

Average Female

Chester County, South Carolina Language

Chester County, South Carolina Language by Age

Chester County, South Carolina Language

97.95% of Chester County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,6823,38929.01%
White19,0383,27917.22%
Multiple73326335.88%
Hispanic6108814.43%

21.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.83%

Male Poverty Rate

22.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester County, South Carolina is Multiple, with 35.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 14.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.31%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.43%
High School19.45%
Some College12.44%
Bachelors or Greater6.10%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.66%
Male Unemployed25.17%
Female Employed10.52%
Male Employed5.50%

Chester County, South Carolina Income

Chester County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,421$50,336
Families$50,914$62,718
Married Families$65,420$75,246
Non Families$17,927$27,403

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Chester County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans

2,064

Number of Veterans

1,920

Male Veterans

144

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam751
First Gulf War437
Korea214
Second Gulf War184
World War II52

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5289.75%
Black4875.52%
Hispanic4311.88%
Asian2016.81%
Indian1945.24%
2 or More104.00%

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

14.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Employment Status

54.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.79%

Born in South Carolina

99.03%

Native Born

0.97%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.03% of Chester County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 74.79% having been born in South Carolina. 0.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Chester County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Chester56075474-133-2.37%
Great Falls19791928-51-2.58%
Fort Lawn895864-31-3.46%
Richburg275263-12-4.36%
Lowrys200196-4-2.00%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990