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Demographics

People

Total Population5,446
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+2,110
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married35.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$24,865
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,721
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,368

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,898
% Above Poverty Level72.8%
% Below Poverty Level27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone40.8%
Median Gross Rent$546
Median House Value$73,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.7%
African29.5%
German4.4%
English3.2%
Irish2.7%
Scottish1.1%
Polish0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Dutch0.4%
Belgian0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
Italian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Chester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chester County
Standard Zip Codes29706
Phone Area Codes803
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.7
Approximate Longitude-81.21

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)

StationCHESTER 1 NW
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp29 to 52 F
Apr Temp45 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationWINTHROP UNIVERSITY
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationPARR
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carlisle342$43,571
Fort Lawn835$42,000
McConnells235$62,500
Richburg587$52,692
Rock Hill70,764$54,847
Sharon529$45,714

Chester Public Libraries

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 Dr
(803) 581-3151

Chester Public Schools

Academy For Teaching And Learning
109 Hinton Street
ZIP: 29706
(803) 385-6334
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Chester County Career Center
1324 J. A. Cochran Bypass
ZIP: 29706
(803) 377-5466
High
Chester Middle
1014 Mccandless Road
ZIP: 29706
(803) 377-8192
Middle
Total Enrollment 606
Chester Park Elementary School For The Arts
835 Lancaster Highway
ZIP: 29706
(803) 581-7283
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Chester Park Elementary School Of Inquiry
835 Lancaster Highway
ZIP: 29706
(803) 581-7282
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Chester Park Elementary School Of Literacy And Technology
835 Lancaster Highway
ZIP: 29706
(803) 581-7275
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Chester Senior High
1330 J. A. Cochran Bypass
ZIP: 29706
(803) 377-3161
High
Total Enrollment 835

Chester Private Schools

Hawthorne Christian Academy
790 Hawthorne Rd
ZIP: 29706
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
Holy Place Chester Christian Academy
510 Patrick St
ZIP: 29706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Horizons Christian Academy
729 Village Dr
ZIP: 29706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Word & Spirit Christian Academy
126 York St
ZIP: 29706
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
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