Chester employment information

IndexChesterSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$17,988$25,521$29,829
Median household income$24,239$46,898$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,125$57,389$70,586
Median income renter occupied$15,338$29,505$35,192
Median earnings male$28,859$32,196$36,919
Median earnings female$19,918$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate10.6%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level30.0%17.2%15.1%
The Chester, SC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Chester is $17,988, which is 30% lower than than the South Carolina average and 40% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $24,239, which is 48% lower than than the South Carolina average and 56% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Chester is 11%, which is 127% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Chester is 30% which is 98% higher than than the national average.
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$Input your household income
$16,157$24,239$48,478
City
$31,262$46,898$93,796
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Chester is 40% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 56% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 127% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 98% higher than the national average.

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Chester median earnings by income bracket

Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry3.9%0.0%
Manufacturing sector24.6%0.4%
Financial & insurance services1.1%3.1%
Wholesale & retail services20.5%20.1%
Public administration5.9%9.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%1.1%
Education, health & social services7.0%38.2%
Other28.1%18.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
McConnells, SC248$58,7506%
Lowrys, SC210$50,8338%
Richburg, SC585$42,13224%
Eureka Mill, SC1,415$30,98044%
Lockhart, SC574$30,41745%
Chester, SC5,498$24,23956%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Groveport, OH5,500$56,7503%
Waterville, OH5,496$79,29343%
Algona, IA5,496$53,3883%
Woodside, CA5,496$223,934305%
Old Fig Garden, CA5,495$65,69419%
Chester, SC5,498$24,23956%
Source: The Chester, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).