Statistic Chester South Carolina National
Population 5,392 5,148,714 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 1,631 173 91
Median age 34.6 38.8 37.7
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 0.9:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 44% 56% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 30% 40% 43%
Speak English 98% 93% 79%
Speak Spanish 1% 4% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Chester is 843% higher than South Carolina
  • The median age in Chester is 11% lower than South Carolina
  • In Chester 39.99% of the population is White
  • In Chester 58.98% of the population is Black
  • In Chester 0.41% of the population is Asian

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      Chester population breakdown by race

      Race Chester South Carolina National
      White 39.99% 67.27% 73.35%
      Black 58.98% 27.35% 12.63%
      Asian 0.41% 1.42% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.00% 0.32% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.00% 0.06% 0.18%
      Mixed race 0.63% 2.07% 3.06%
      Other race 0.00% 1.51% 4.75%
      In Chester, 0.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Source: The Chester, SC demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).