StatisticChesterSouth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,66217391
Median age38.138.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%40%43%
Speak English99%93%79%
Speak Spanish0%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Chester is 861% higher than South Carolina
  • The median age in Chester is 2% lower than South Carolina
  • In Chester 29.43% of the population is White
  • In Chester 69.06% of the population is Black
  • In Chester 0.24% of the population is Asian

Compare Chester, SC Demographics


      Chester population breakdown by race

      RaceChesterSouth CarolinaNational
      American Indian0.00%0.32%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
      Mixed race0.93%2.07%3.06%
      Other race0.35%1.51%4.75%
      In Chester, 2.5% 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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Chester age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Chester, SC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).