Chester County, South Carolina

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Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 34,068; in 2005 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had dropped to 33,228.[1] Its county seat is Chester.[2]


Geography and Climate

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 586 square miles (1,517.7 km2), of which 581 square miles (1,504.8 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.96%) is water.

For climate and other weather information see, Climate of the Rock Hill, South Carolina area

Adjacent Counties

National protected area


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 34,068 people, 12,880 households, and 9,338 families residing in the county. The population density was 59 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 14,374 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 59.93% White, 38.65% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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