Chester, a small town in South Carolina, has a population of just over 5,000. The town's residents, with an average age of just under 38, skew younger than most cities in South Carolina. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their home, driven in part by a relatively low average rent that is $326 per month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Chester will save around $3,900 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average, Chester has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (24%). Further, 6% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Chester: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 19% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top field in the town. Chester workers bring in an average annual income of nearly $40K, less than the South Carolina average. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
Chester has an average commute time of about 29 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 34% of residents, while public transportation is not used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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