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 42.66% 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 transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester who work in food service (11.27%), office and administrative support (9.00%), and sales jobs (6.98%).

The rate of college-level education in Chester is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.27% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chester in 2018 was $17,157, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,628 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, Scots-Irish, English, and Irish.

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

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