Chester County, South Carolina Population 2020

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

Chester County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,60160.64%
Black or African American11,93836.93%
Two or More Races5781.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1570.49%
Asian350.11%
Some Other Race170.05%

Chester County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Chester County, South Carolina Median Age

41.5


Total

40.2


Male

42.7


Female

Chester County, South Carolina Adults

There are 24,928 adults, (5,738 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, South Carolina.

Chester County, South Carolina Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

16,579

51.29%

Male

15,747

48.71%

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
Married88.7%11.3%
All75.3%24.7%
Non Family66.2%33.8%
Female63.5%36.5%
Male61.1%38.9%

75.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4532.5875.3
Married5,3843.2288.7
Non Family4,6331.1266.2
Female1,9454.0663.5
Male4913.5561.1

3.38

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chester County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2245.49%
9th to 12th Grade2,74512.31%
High School Graduate9,19941.25%
Some College3,85017.26%
Associates Degree2,2279.99%
Bachelors Degree2,1919.82%
Graduate Degree8663.88%

Chester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,97911,9062,142
Black7,8296,046848
Hispanic30020423
Multiple Races12911713
Asian353012
Native American242413
Other Race666

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$31,390$41,108$26,092
Less Than High School$19,604$21,518$14,333
High School Grad$31,224$45,085$24,410
Some College$32,298$42,552$26,872
Bachelors Degree$43,472$46,250$41,086
Graduate Degree$52,574$57,500$50,156

$31,390

Average Earnings

$41,108

Average Male

$26,092

Average Female

Chester County, South Carolina Language

Chester County, South Carolina Language by Age

Chester County, South Carolina Language

97.07% of Chester County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.51% of the population.

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty

Chester County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,8053,36428.50%
White18,9303,08516.30%
Multiple56627248.06%
Hispanic624629.94%

21.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.35%

Male Poverty Rate

21.86%

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 48.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 9.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.34%
High School17.43%
Some College13.99%
Bachelors or Greater6.93%

Chester County, South Carolina Income

Chester County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,080$51,811
Families$54,627$65,065
Married Families$69,167-
Non Families$18,047$27,893

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Chester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

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

1,851

Number of Veterans

1,748

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam733
First Gulf War283
Second Gulf War186
Korea129
World War II66
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3988.93%
Black4134.63%
2 or More2210.63%
Hispanic143.77%
Indian1112.22%
Asian720.00%

$Chester County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

14.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, South Carolina Employment Status

54.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

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

75.60%

Born in South Carolina

99.08%

Native Born

0.92%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.08% of Chester County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 75.60% having been born in South Carolina. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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