Chester County, South Carolina Population 2022

Chester County, South Carolina's estimated population is 32,064 with a growth rate of -0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chester County, South Carolina is the 30th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 33,163 and has seen a growth of -3.31% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17906,8660.00%
18008,1851,31919.21%
181011,4793,29440.24%
182014,1892,71023.61%
183017,1822,99321.09%
184017,7475653.29%
185018,0382911.64%
186018,122840.47%
187018,8056833.77%
188024,1535,34828.44%
189026,6602,50710.38%
190028,6161,9567.34%
191029,4258092.83%
192033,3893,96413.47%
193031,803-1,586-4.75%
194032,5797762.44%
195032,597180.06%
196030,888-1,709-5.24%
197029,811-1,077-3.49%
198030,1483371.13%
199032,1702,0226.71%
201033,1639933.09%
201132,883-280-0.84%
201232,703-180-0.55%
201332,737340.10%
201432,441-296-0.90%
201532,410-31-0.10%
201632,297-113-0.35%
201732,29920.01%
201832,30450.02%
201932,244-60-0.19%
202032,184-60-0.19%
202132,124-60-0.19%
202232,064-60-0.19%
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Chester County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,40660.15%
Black or African American11,87536.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.38%
Asian1510.47%
Some Other Race170.05%
Two or More Races6882.13%
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Chester County, South Carolina Population by Race

Chester County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Chester County, South Carolina Median Age

41.9


Total

39.9


Male

43.5


Female

Chester County, South Carolina Adults

There are 25,041 adults, (5,956 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, South Carolina.

Chester County, South Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

16,619

51.52%

Male

15,641

48.48%

Chester County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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Chester County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.6%10.4%
All78.8%21.2%
Male72.5%27.5%
Non Family70.4%29.6%
Female67.8%32.2%

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chester County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,8612.4978.8
Married5,8423.0989.6
Male6303.1172.5
Female2,0573.4567.8
Non Family4,3321.1570.4

3.11

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Chester County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1965.31%
9th to 12th Grade2,47010.97%
High School Graduate9,17940.77%
Some College4,41519.61%
Associates Degree2,1669.62%
Bachelors Degree2,1219.42%
Graduate Degree9664.29%
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Chester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1339369
Other Race552
2+ Races23620854
White13,94411,9472,225
Hispanic32724147
Black7,8846,384711
Native American4631

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.88%.

Chester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,182$40,546$27,101
Less Than 9th Grade$21,756$28,300$16,425
High School Graduate$32,285$40,410$25,660
Some College$31,668$42,608$26,023
Bachelors Degree$50,833$65,797$47,019
Graduate Degree$59,987$84,375$59,148

$33,182

Average Earnings

$40,546

Average Male

$27,101

Average Female

Chester County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Chester County, South Carolina Language

96.83% of Chester County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Chester County, South Carolina Language

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1234536.59%
Black11,7363,56930.41%
Multiple68819528.34%
White18,7962,03510.83%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic6617911.95%

18.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.14%

Male Poverty Rate

20.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester County, South Carolina is Native, with 36.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 11.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.48%.

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.63%
High School17.35%
Some College14.60%
Bachelors or Greater8.63%

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.45%
Male Unemployed38.63%
Female Employed9.53%
Female Unemployed36.07%

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,985$56,052
Families$53,955$66,643
Married Families$65,517-
Non Families$21,692$32,512
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Income by Household Type

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Chester County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status

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2,002

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War246
First Gulf War275
Vietnam875
Korea61
World War II61

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3458
35 to 54477
55 to 64368
65 to 74662
75+437

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4559.37%
Black5145.77%
Native American77.78%
2+ Races267.07%
Hispanic153.70%

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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11.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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54.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Chester County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Chester County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.28%

Born in Chester County, South Carolina

98.32%

Native Born

1.68%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

1.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.32% of Chester County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 74.28% having been born in South Carolina. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chester County, South Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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