Chester, SC

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Living in Chester

Chester is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 5,377 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Chester is the 71st largest community in South Carolina.

Chester is a blue-collar town, with 37.26% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Chester is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester who work in food service (11.09%), sales jobs (8.76%), and office and administrative support (8.52%).

The percentage of adults in Chester with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.19% of adults in Chester have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chester in 2018 was $18,412, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,648 for a family of four.

Chester is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chester residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Chester include African, German, English, Scots-Irish, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Chester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.

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