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Population (year 2000): 6,476. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,199 (-4.3% change)
Males: 3,033 (46.8%), Females: 3,443 (53.2%)

Chester County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $27,518 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,400 (year 2000)

Chester, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Chester:

  • Black (62.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (36.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (10.2%), Irish (5.2%), English (2.3%), German (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

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Elevation: 549 feet

Land area: 3.2 square miles

Chester,

For population 25 years and over in Chester

  • High school or higher: 66.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester city

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -859 (-11.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Gastonia, (38.1 miles pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (43.5 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (554.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mill, SC (1.3 miles Eureka Mill, SC (1.7 miles Gayle SC (7.2 miles Lowrys, SC (11.2 miles McConnells, SC Richburg, (13.2 miles Lockhart, SC (18.1 miles) , SC (19.1 miles Carlisle, SC (19.1 miles Sharon,

Latitude: 34.71 N, Longitude: 81.21 W

Area code: 803


Chester, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (32.2%), Educational,health and social services (18.2%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +802 (+12.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 680 (27.5%)


 

Crime in Chester by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 15.4 0.0 15.4
Rapes 3 4 5 1
    per 100,000 46.3 61.8 77.2 15.4
Robberies 13 10 12 20
    per 100,000 200.7 154.4 185.3 308.8
Assaults 123 121 135 75
    per 100,000 1899.3 1868.4 2084.6 1158.1
Burglaries 102 72 77 91
    per 100,000 1575.0 1111.8 1189.0 1405.2
Thefts 259 296 241 275
    per 100,000 3999.4 4570.7 3721.4 4246.4
Auto thefts 35 14 19 26
    per 100,000 540.5 216.2 293.4 401.5
772.1 738.1 759.0 646.2


Average climate in Chester, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chester,

Chester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.4 miles away from the Chester city center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 tornado 38.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Maurice Morris - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Dec 1, 1979), Allison Feaster - WNBA player (Charlotte Sting, born: Feb 11, 1976), Devan Downey - College basketball player (Cincinnati Bearcats).


Hospital/medical center in Chester:
  • CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL (1 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chester:
  • PIEDMONT MEDICAL CENTER (about 20 miles; ROCK HILL, SC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITAITON HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; ROCK HILL, SC)
  • FAIRFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; WINNSBORO, SC)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chester:
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 40 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 54 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; ID: CAE)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 62 miles; EASTOVER, SC; ID: MMT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chester:
  • CHESTER MUNI (about 6 miles; CHESTER, SC; ID: 9A6)
  • ROCK HILL/YORK CO/BRYANT FIELD (about 23 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; ID: UZA)
  • LANCASTER COUNTY-MC WHIRTER FIELD (about 26 miles; LANCASTER, SC; ID: LKR)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 5 $10,968 $26,323 6 $12,480
Police Protection - Officers 28 $66,420 $28,465 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   9 $5,250
Judicial and Legal 2 $3,658 $21,948 3 $1,062
Financial Administration 1 $3,410 $40,920 0 $0
Police - Other 0 $0   4 $2,500
Firefighters 22 $66,420 $36,229 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,269 $27,228 0 $0
Streets and Highways 19 $41,446 $26,176 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 19 $41,446 $26,176 0 $0
Totals for Government 97 $236,037 $29,200 22 $21,292


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 2,221)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 44 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 49 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 5,958)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 49 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 2,880)
Public high schools in Chester:
  • CHESTER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 944; Location: 1330 J. A. COCHRAN BY PASS; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CHESTER COUNTY CAREER CENTER (Location: 1324 J. A. COCHRAN BY PASS; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chester:
  • CHESTER PARK COMPLEX (Students: 2,307; Location: 835 LANCASTER HWY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 953; Location: 1014 MCCANDLESS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CHESTER PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF LITERACY AND TEC (Location: 835 LANCASTER HIGHWAY; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • CHESTER PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS (Location: 835 LANCASTER HIGHWAY; Grades: PK - 02)
Private primary/middle school in Chester:
  • MT OLIVE COMMUNITY KINDERGARTE (Students: 15; Location: 176 CENTER STREET P O BOX 123; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Chester:
  • CHESTER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $588,332; Location: 100 CENTER STREET; 73,811 books; 4,477 audio materials; 1,125 video materials; 134 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Chester: Chester County Library (A), Chester City Hall (B), Chester County Courthouse (C), Center for Retarded Children (D).

Shopping Centers: Peoples Plaza Shopping Center (1), Chester Mall Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Chester include: Brooklyn African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Carmel Presbyterian Church (B), Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (C), Church of God (D), Mount Calvary Baptist Church (E), Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Saint Marks Episcopal Church (G), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (H).

Parks in Chester include: Wylie Park (1), Chester Historic District (2), Chester County Fairgrounds (3).

Post office: (A).  


Chester compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:
  • WGCD (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHESTER, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WBZK (980 AM; 3 kW; YORK, SC; Owner: CAROLINA METRO RADIO, LLC)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:
  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBT-FM (99.3 FM; CHESTER, SC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRBK (90.3 FM; RICHBURG, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WNSC-FM (88.9 FM; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRHM (107.1 FM; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: OUR THREE SONS BROADCASTING, LLP)
  • W232AX (94.3 FM; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: OUR THREE SONS BROADCASTING, LLP)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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