Chester County, South Carolina Population 2021

Chester County, South Carolina's estimated population is 32,124 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 inSouth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 33,163 and has seen a growth of -3.13% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202132,124-60-0.19%
202032,184-60-0.19%
201932,244-60-0.19%
201832,30450.02%
201732,29920.01%
201632,297-113-0.35%
201532,410-31-0.10%
201432,441-296-0.90%
201332,737340.10%
201232,703-180-0.55%
201132,883-280-0.84%
201033,1639933.09%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.19% (-60)
County Website
Founded
1785
County Seat
2010 Population
33,163
Growth Since 2010
-3.13% (-1,039)
map placeholder

Chester County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,51860.41%
Black or African American11,97237.05%
Two or More Races5851.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1530.47%
Asian650.20%
Some Other Race180.06%
Loading...

Chester County, South Carolina Population by Race

Chester County, South Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Chester County, South Carolina Median Age

42


Total

40.4


Male

43.6


Female

Chester County, South Carolina Adults

There are 25,041 adults, (5,874 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, South Carolina.

Chester County, South Carolina Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

16,608

51.40%

Male

15,703

48.60%

Chester County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

map placeholder

Chester County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male55.7%44.3%
Female63.7%36.3%
Non Family67.9%32.1%
All76.1%23.9%
Married89.6%10.4%

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chester County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6532.5476.1
Married5,4623.1589.6
Non Family4,6111.1267.9
Female2,0813.8363.7
Male4993.5355.7

3.28

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

Loading...

Chester County, South Carolina Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2815.69%
9th to 12th Grade2,74512.20%
High School Graduate8,84439.31%
Some College4,14618.43%
Associates Degree2,46910.97%
Bachelors Degree2,0969.32%
Graduate Degree9164.07%
Loading...

Chester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,96411,8132,255
Black7,9106,190689
Hispanic30522315
2+ Races16412913
Native American10674
Asian655936
Other Race884

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 55.38%.

Chester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,214$41,521$26,933
Less Than 9th Grade$21,237$24,183$18,859
High School Graduate$31,209$43,382$24,375
Some College$34,605$44,156$28,627
Bachelors Degree$45,129$48,516$44,038
Graduate Degree$58,021$69,271$56,304

$32,214

Average Earnings

$41,521

Average Male

$26,933

Average Female

Chester County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester County, South Carolina Language by Age

Loading...

Chester County, South Carolina Language

97.32% of Chester County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.21% of the population.

Chester County, South Carolina Language

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,8523,22027.17%
White18,8622,70014.31%
Multiple57324242.23%
Native1539360.78%
Hispanic645467.13%

19.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.93%

Male Poverty Rate

20.31%

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 60.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 7.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.09%.

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.66%
High School16.71%
Some College12.64%
Bachelors or Greater6.27%

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.01%
Male Unemployed31.37%
Female Employed7.84%
Male Employed5.59%

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

Chester County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$42,442$54,235
Families$54,934$66,743
Married Families$70,367-
Non Families$19,595$29,833
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status

map placeholder

Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

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

map placeholder

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Loading...

1,948

Number of Veterans

1,786

Male Veterans

162

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam797
First Gulf War278
Second Gulf War183
Korea120
World War II68

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74632
35 to 54455
75+416
55 to 64411
18 to 3434

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4599.36%
Black4314.80%
2+ Races3412.78%
Native American1411.38%
Hispanic133.27%
Asian1015.38%

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Loading...

12.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Loading...

54.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Employment by Age

Loading...

Chester County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Loading...

Chester County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

75.52%

Born in Chester County, South Carolina

98.69%

Native Born

1.31%

Foreign Born

0.41%

Non Citizen

0.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.69% of Chester County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 75.52% having been born in South Carolina. 0.41% 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

Sources