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Time Zone: Chester County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Chester is the Seat for Chester County.

Chester County was founded in 1785.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Chester had a population of 32,410 people. This is a decrease of 4.87% since the last Census (which gave a population of 34,068 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Chester represented 0.85% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 30th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201033,140-2.72%+2.25% since 2009
200932,410-4.87%-0.98% since 2008
200832,732-3.92%+0.27% since 2007
200034,068The Last Census

More information can be found on the Chester County Census Page for Chester County.


Below are some of the communities located in Chester County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Chester County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Chester   5,9586,4768% decrease  
Great Falls   2,0162,1948.11% decrease  
Fort Lawn   8068646.71% decrease  
Richburg   3103326.63% decrease  
Lowrys   1962075.31% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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