Chester, SC Population

Population: 6,476. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,199 (-4.3% change)
Males: 3,033 (46.8%), Females: 3,443 (53.2%)

Chester County

Zip code: 29706

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $27,518
Median house value: $62,400

Races in Chester:

  • Black (62.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (36.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (10.2%), Irish (5.2%), English (2.3%), German (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Elevation: 549 feet

Land area: 3.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chester

  • High school or higher: 66.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester city

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -859 (-11.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Chester:

  • CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL (1 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chester:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chester:

  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 40 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Abbreviation: CLT)
  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 54 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Abbreviation: CAE)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 62 miles; EASTOVER, SC; Abbreviation: MMT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chester:

  • CHESTER MUNI (about 6 miles; CHESTER, SC; Abbreviation: 9A6)
  • ROCK HILL/YORK CO/BRYANT FIELD (about 23 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Abbreviation: UZA)
  • LANCASTER COUNTY-MC WHIRTER FIELD (about 26 miles; LANCASTER, SC; Abbreviation: LKR)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,221)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 44 miles; DALLAS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,473)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 7,967)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 49 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 49 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)

Schools

Public high schools in Chester:

  • CHESTER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 944; Location: 1330 J. A. COCHRAN BY PASS; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHESTER COUNTY CAREER CENTER (Location: 1324 J. A. COCHRAN BY PASS; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chester:

  • CHESTER PARK COMPLEX (Students: 2,307; Location: 835 LANCASTER HWY; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 953; Location: 1014 MCCANDLESS ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHESTER PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF LITERACY AND TEC (Location: 835 LANCASTER HIGHWAY; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • CHESTER PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS (Location: 835 LANCASTER HIGHWAY; Grades: PK – 02)
Private primary/middle school in Chester:

  • MT OLIVE COMMUNITY KINDERGARTE (Students: 15; Location: 176 CENTER STREET P O BOX 123; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Chester:

  • CHESTER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $588,332; Location: 100 CENTER STREET; 73,811 books; 4,477 audio materials; 1,125 video materials; 134 serial subscriptions)

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