Living in Chester, SC

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living | Photos
Updated: 2020-03-10

Chester SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
3
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8
Education
4
Commute
6

Chester, SC Crime Report

292
Total Crimes
5,413.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
110.77%
Above National Average

Chester, SC Cost Of Living

85
Chester's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Chester, South Carolina Info Snack

Chester is a small rural city in Chester County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 5,607 at the 2010 census, down from 6,476 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Chester County.
Population
5,433
Unemployment
13.4%
Poverty
23.6%
Median Home
$75,100
Median Income
$25,871
Median Rent
$575

Chester, SC Photos

Source: Public Domain
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Chester in South Carolina

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Map Of Chester, SC

Population over time in Chester

Year Population % Change
2017 5,433 -0.2%
2016 5,446 -0.9%
2015 5,498 -0.5%
2014 5,527 -0.3%
2013 5,543 -1.1%
2012 5,602 -0.4%
2011 5,622 -1.2%
2010 5,688 -1.1%
2009 5,752 -
Crime/100k Chester SC USA
Violent Crime 1205.0 488.3 368.9
Murder 37.1 7.7 5.0
Robbery 55.6 69.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 1093.8 362.8 246.8
Property Crime 4208.4 3017.6 2199.5
Burglary 685.9 579.7 376.0
Larceny 3318.5 2156.0 1594.6
Car Theft 203.9 281.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Chester

White
30.7% (1,668)
African American
67.6% (3,671)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.2% (9)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
0.3% (14)
Hispanic
1.3% (71)
Race Chester SC USA
White 30.7% 63.7% 61.1%
African American 67.6% 26.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.3% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.3% 5.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Chester, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
15.8% (85,809)
$10,000 to $14,999
14.3% (77,544)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.0% (97,964)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.8% (58,584)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.7% (52,506)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.7% (90,914)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.4% (45,457)
$100,000 to $149,999
3.4% (18,231)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.6% (8,508)
$200,000 or more
1.4% (7,778)
Income Chester SC USA
Less than $10,000 15.8% 7.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 14.3% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.0% 10.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.8% 11.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.7% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.7% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.4% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 3.4% 12.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.6% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.4% 4.0% 7.0%

Gender in Chester

Female
53.1% (2,883)
Male
46.9% (2,549)
Gender Chester SC USA
Female 53.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 46.9% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Chester for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (325)
9-12th Grade
17.0% (923)
High School / GED
39.0% (2,118)
Some College
15.0% (814)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (434)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (488)
Master's Degree
3.0% (162)
Professional Degree
1.0% (54)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (108)
Education Chester SC USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 17.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 15.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Chester

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I live in Chester and its not a bad place, and there are plenty of things to do you just have to look

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