Chester County, SC

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2020 Population
32,260
0.158% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.9
0.238% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
18.5%
5.88% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,985
3.64% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$94,200
1.46% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Chester County, SC had a population of 32.3k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $43,985. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Chester County, SC declined from 32,311 to 32,260, a −0.158% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,442 to $43,985, a 3.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chester County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.73%), White (Hispanic) (1.67%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.468%).

None of the households in Chester County, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Chester County, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Chester County, SC was $94,200, and the homeownership rate was 78.8%.

Most people in Chester County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Chester County, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Chester County, SC is home to a population of 32.3k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.68% of Chester County, SC residents were born outside of the country (541 people).

In 2020, there were 1.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.9k people) in Chester County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 559 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Chester County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Chester County, SC was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chester County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.9k ± 19
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 227
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    559 ± 262
2.08%
Hispanic Population
670 people

In 2020, there were 1.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.9k people) in Chester County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 559 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.08% of the people in Chester County, SC are hispanic (670 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Chester County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.68%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
541 people
1.31%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
422 people

As of 2020, 1.68% of Chester County, SC residents (541 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chester County, SC was 1.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    858 ± 164
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    246 ± 109
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    225 ± 119

Chester County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Chester County, SC employs 13.4k people. The largest industries in Chester County, SC are Manufacturing (3,013 people), Retail Trade (1,638 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,491 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,393), Utilities ($52,188), and Wholesale Trade ($49,542).

Occupations

13.4k
2020 Value
± 782
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 8.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Chester County, SC grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 13.2k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chester County, SC, are Production Occupations (1,970 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,546 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,437 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chester County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

13.4k
2020 Value
± 782
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 8.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Chester County, SC grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 13.2k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chester County, SC, are Manufacturing (3,013 people), Retail Trade (1,638 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,491 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chester County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Chester County, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,330
Median earning men ± $2,236
$26,585
Median earning women ± $1,233

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($54,375), Wholesale Trade ($51,458), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($49,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($43,393), Information ($39,103), and Manufacturing ($31,527).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 206
    Manufacturing
  2. 134
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 119
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $38.2B
  2. $32.1B
  3. $26.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $38.2B, followed by Plastics/rubber ($32.1B) and Machinery ($26.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$285B
2020 Value in South Carolina
$613B
Projected 2050 Value in South Carolina
115% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $285B. This is expected to increase 115% to $613B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $30.1B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $30.1B, followed by Georgia with $22.4B and Texas and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Chester County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.685%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.689% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.19M), Some college (911k), and Bachelors Degree (677k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Chester County, SC was $94,200 in 2020, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $95,600 to $94,200, a 1.46% decrease. The homeownership rate in Chester County, SC is 78.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Chester County, SC have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chester County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chester County, SC is $43,985. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Chester County, SC was Census Tract 206.01 with a value of $53,980, followed by Census Tract 204 and Census Tract 208, with respective values of $51,379 and $49,688.

Property

$94,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,923
$10,133
Median Property Taxes
±$679

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chester County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Chester County, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.8%
Homeownership
2020
65.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.8% of the housing units in Chester County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 206.01
  2. Census Tract 204
  3. Census Tract 208

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chester County, SC was Census Tract 206.01 with a value of $53,980, followed by Census Tract 204 and Census Tract 208, with respective values of $51,379 and $49,688.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Chester County, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,985
Median Household Income
± $2,494
12.9k
Number of Households
± 725

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.9k households in Chester County, SC grew to $43,985 from the previous year's value of $42,442.

The following chart displays the households in Chester County, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chester County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.58%)

In 2020, 84.5% of workers in Chester County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (2.58%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chester County, SC have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Chester County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chester County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chester County, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chester County, SC (5.92k out of 32k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chester County, SC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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89.3% of the population of Chester County, SC has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Carolina was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Chester County, SC see 4031 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.173% decrease from the previous year (4038 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6449 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2150 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,031 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chester County, SC

Primary care physicians in Chester County, SC see an average of 4,031 patients per year. This represents a 0.173% decrease from the previous year (4,038 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chester County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.7%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.75%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chester County, SC grew by 0.617% from 10.7% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chester County, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 75.6 in Chester County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42.7% in Chester County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.6% in Chester County, SC.

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