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People

Total Population 5,527
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,632
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 27.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $27,989
% Above Poverty Level 58.3%
% Below Poverty Level 41.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.6%
Median Gross Rent $548
Median House Value $71,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 2.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles S of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Chester
Standard Zip Codes 29706
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.704
Longitude -81.214

Chester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHESTER 1 NW
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 45 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Station WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station PARR
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carlisle 360 $43,125
Fort Lawn 940 $40,469
McConnells 264 $61,750
Richburg 445 $39,750
Rock Hill 69,196 $52,146
Sharon 486 $43,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chester Public Libraries

Library
Chester County Library
100 CENTER STREET
Chester, South Carolina
(803) 377-8145

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Chester Hospitals

CHESTER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE
(803) 581-3151
Emergency Service: Yes

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Chester High Schools

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CHESTER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1330 J. A. COCHRAN BY PASS
803-377-3161
Serves 944 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

CHESTER COUNTY CAREER CENTER
1324 J. A. COCHRAN BY PASS
803-377-1991
A Vocational School

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