According to the most recent Chester County South Carolina demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Chester County shows it has a Population 2021 of 32,273 which is less than most other counties in the local area. The county with the highest population in the area is York County which shows a population of 276,569 ( very much bigger). Figure 3 uses the Chester County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Chester County South Carolina depicts a decline of 867 (3%).
The total Chester County South Carolina greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Chester County depicts it has a Population Change of -2.6% which is less than most other counties in the local area.
Looking at the Chester County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Chester County South Carolina depicts it has 56 people per square mile which is less than most other counties in the area. The next higher in terms of population density is Newberry County 8.1% larger with population density of 60. The county with the highest population density in the area is York County which shows a people per square mile of 406 ( considerably bigger). Figure 6 provides Chester County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Chester County depicts it has a Median Age of 41.8 which is less than most other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Fairfield County which shows an age of 47.3 (13.2% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Chester County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Chester County South Carolina has the smallest proportion of people between 30 and 39 years old at 11.8% of the total.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Chester County population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Chester County South Carolina has the smallest proportion of Native population at 2.5% of the total. Figure 9 shows the Chester County South Carolina Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Chester County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 2.2% which is the second smallest in terms of people who are Hispanic or Latino of all the other counties in the metropolitan area.
Chester County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Chester County households. Chester County depicts it has a Family Size of 3.2 which is the second most average family size of all the counties in the greater Chester County region. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Cherokee County which shows an average family size of 3.7 (14.0% larger).
Looking at Chester County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Chester County shows it has a Married-couple family of 67% which is less than most other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Lancaster County which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 78% (15.9% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Chester County shows it has a Birth Rate of 7.1% which is the second most of all the counties in the greater region. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Cherokee County which depicts a birth rate of 7.2% ( only slightly larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 42% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 20% of the total. Third, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 40 to 44 at 14% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Fairfield County with 18%.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Chester County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Chester County shows it has a Total Single People of 51% which is in the mid range of other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Fairfield County which shows a percent single of 55% (7.2% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Chester County is only slightly larger. Also, measured against the state of South Carolina, percent of people who are single for any reason of 50%, Chester County is only about 2.8% larger.
Chester County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has the largest proportion of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 at 65% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 8% of the total.
Chester County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
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