Chester County, South Carolina Population 2024

31,599

Chester County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 31,599 with a growth rate of -0.52% 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. The 2010 population was 33,163 and has seen a growth of -4.72% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,769-166-0.54%
202830,935-166-0.53%
202731,101-166-0.53%
202631,267-166-0.53%
202531,433-166-0.53%
202431,599-166-0.52%
202331,765-166-0.52%
202231,931-166-0.52%
202132,097-181-0.56%
202032,278920.29%
201932,186-95-0.29%
201832,281-19-0.06%
201732,30010%
201632,299-121-0.37%
201532,420-29-0.09%
201432,449-295-0.9%
201332,744360.11%
201232,708-176-0.54%
201132,884-279-0.84%
201033,163
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%
17906,866-23,903-77.69%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.52% (-166)
County Website
Chester County
County Seat
2010 Population
33,163
Area
581 mi²
Density
54 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-4.72% (-1,564)
Founded
1785

Chester County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,14659.51%
Black or African American11,60436.07%
Two or more races1,0433.24%
Asian1470.46%
Other race1320.41%
Native American990.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chester County, South Carolina Population by Race

Chester County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Chester County, South Carolina Median Age

41.8

Total

40.1

Male

42.9

Female

Chester County, South Carolina Adults

There are 24,976 adults, (5,974 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, South Carolina.

Chester County, South Carolina Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female16,42451.05%
Male15,74748.95%

Chester County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,8902.4877.422.6
Married5,7102.9687.512.5
Non Family4,3831.1570.529.5
Female2,1933.666.533.5
Male6043.6370.429.6
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chester County, South Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Chester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.21%.

Chester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,508

Average Earnings

$43,424

Average Male

$29,623

Average Female

Chester County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chester County, South Carolina Language

97.57% of Chester County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.82% of the population.

Chester County, South Carolina Language

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black11,5013,10627.01%
White18,5692,48113.36%
Multiple1,03929228.1%
Hispanic75822629.82%
Native992525.25%
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18.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.99%

Male Poverty Rate

21.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 29.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, South Carolina is White, with 13.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.14%.

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.83%
Some College15.67%
High School15.36%
Bachelors or Greater9.79%
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Chester County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed58.92%
Male Unemployed31.98%
Female Employed9.79%
Male Employed5.38%
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Chester County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,033

Number of Veterans

1,871

Male Veterans

162

Female Veterans

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Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chester County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chester County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.96%

Born in Chester County, South Carolina

98.67%

Native Born

1.33%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.67% of Chester County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 74.96% 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

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