Chester is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,381, it is the 61st largest city in South Carolina and the 4552nd largest city in the United States. Chester is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -4.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,607 in 2010. Chester reached it's highest population of 7,158 in 1990. Spanning over 3 miles, Chester has a population density of 1,628 people per square mile.
The average household income in Chester is $41,667 with a poverty rate of 23.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $575 per month, and the median house value is $75,100. The median age in Chester is 35.9 years, 33.2 years for males, and 40.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.4 males.