Chester County, South Carolina

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Chester County, South Carolina
Chester County Courthouse (Built 1852), Chester, South Carolina.jpg
Chester County Courthouse
Map of South Carolina highlighting Chester County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1785
Seat Chester
Largest city Chester
Area
 • Total 586 sq mi (1,518 km2)
 • Land 581 sq mi (1,505 km2)
 • Water 6 sq mi (16 km2), 0.96%
Population
 • (2010) 33,140
 • Density 57/sq mi (22/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.chestercounty.org

Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 33,140.[1] Its county seat is Chester.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 586.2 square miles (1,518.3 km2), of which 580.7 square miles (1,504.0 km2) is land and 5.5 square miles (14.2 km2) (0.9%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 6,866
1800 8,185 19.2%
1810 11,479 40.2%
1820 14,189 23.6%
1830 17,182 21.1%
1840 17,747 3.3%
1850 18,038 1.6%
1860 18,122 0.5%
1870 18,805 3.8%
1880 24,153 28.4%
1890 26,660 10.4%
1900 28,616 7.3%
1910 29,425 2.8%
1920 33,389 13.5%
1930 31,803 −4.8%
1940 32,579 2.4%
1950 32,597 0.1%
1960 30,888 −5.2%
1970 29,811 −3.5%
1980 30,148 1.1%
1990 32,170 6.7%
2000 34,068 5.9%
2010 33,140 −2.7%
Est. 2013 32,578 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[5]


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 34,068 people, 12,880 households, and 9,338 families residing in the county. The population density was 59 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 14,374 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 59.93% White, 38.65% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,880 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.80% were married couples living together, 18.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,425, and the median income for a family was $38,087. Males had a median income of $30,329 versus $21,570 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,709. About 11.90% of families and 15.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.20% of those under age 18 and 14.90% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Chester county is an industrial and agriculture community, with much land area focused on raising beef cattle.[citation needed]

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Towns[edit]

Other populated places[edit]

Local news media[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Census.gov. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  7. ^ http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/tryon_county_nc.html Tryon County, North Carolina History, by Alfred Nixon, 1910
  8. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. 

Coordinates: 34°41′N 81°10′W / 34.69°N 81.16°W / 34.69; -81.16