Chester employment information

IndexChesterSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$15,435$24,222$28,555
Median household income$22,639$45,033$53,482
Median income owner occupied$35,231$55,527$68,142
Median income renter occupied$14,519$27,328$33,219
Median earnings male$23,450$31,966$36,116
Median earnings female$15,106$22,711$25,692
Unemployment rate11.1%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level39.1%18.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chester is 46% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 58% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 90% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 151% higher than the national average.

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Chester median earnings by income bracket

Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.3%1.1%
Manufacturing sector35.7%0.6%
Financial & insurance services1.2%5.0%
Wholesale & retail services20.7%16.8%
Public administration7.0%8.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%0.0%
Education, health & social services7.1%35.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lowrys, SC202$45,62515%
McConnells, SC323$40,87524%
Richburg, SC343$38,88927%
Lockhart, SC517$36,48432%
Eureka Mill, SC1,583$27,62148%
Chester, SC5,543$22,63958%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Germantown, OH5,545$53,8511%
Yoakum, TX5,540$37,46030%
Pelham Manor, NY5,539$173,140224%
Elverta, CA5,547$60,71814%
Jeanerette, LA5,547$33,56537%
Chester, SC5,543$22,63958%
Source: The Chester, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.