Chester County (South Carolina)

Chester County is a county located in the state of South Carolina in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Chester.


The County is located in the north of South Carolina, which is 40 km away from North Carolina and has an area of ​​1518 square kilometers, of which 15 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: York County, Lancaster County, Fairfield County and Union County.


Chester County was formed in 1785. It was named after the city of Chester in Pennsylvania.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 living in Chester County 34,068 people in 12,880 households and 9,338 families. The population density was 23 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 59.93 percent White, 38.65 percent Black or African American, 0.33 percent Native American, 0.28 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.25 percent from other races groups; 0.55 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.75 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 12,880 households, 32.9 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them. 48.8 percent were married couples living together, 18.6 percent were single mothers, 27.5 percent were non-families, 24.2 percent of all households and 9.9 percent living alone who is 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11 persons.

26.9 percent of the population was under 18 years old. 8.4 percent between 18 to 24, 28.2 percent between 25 and 44, 23.8 percent between 45 and 64 and 12.7 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males to every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household was $ 32,425, and the median income for a family was $ 38,087. Males had a median income of $ 30,329, women $ 21,570. The per capita income was $ 14,709. 11.9 percent of families and 15.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

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