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The 2000 Census showed that Chesterfield County had a population of 42,768 people. This represented 1.07% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Chesterfield had a population of 43,037 people. This is an increase of 0.63% since the 2000 Census.

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
201046,734+9.27%+8.59% since 2009
200843,072+0.71%+0.4% since 2007
200742,901+0.31%+0.57% since 2006
200642,658-0.26%-0.13% since 2005
200442,700-0.16%-0.33% since 2003
200342,843+0.18%-0.34% since 2002
200242,990+0.52%+0.24% since 2001
200142,888+0.28%+0.28% since 2000
200042,768The Last Census

Chesterfield County had 18,818 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Chesterfield County has a total area<3> of 805 square miles [2,086 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (7.18 square miles [18.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Chesterfield County had a population density of 53.6 people per square mile [20.68 people/km²], making it the state's 32nd most densely populated county (out of 46 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Chesterfield County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Chesterfield and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Chesterfield County QuickFact (QF-45025).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Chesterfield County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Chesterfield County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Anson (NC)QF-37007   N25,05625,275-0.87%
Richmond (NC)QF-37153   NE45,97046,564-1.28%
Union (NC)QF-37179   NW198,645123,67760.62%
DarlingtonQF-45031   SE66,44567,394-1.41%
KershawQF-45055   SW60,04252,64714.05%
LancasterQF-45057   W77,76761,35126.76%
MarlboroQF-45069   E28,78328,818-0.12%

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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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Chesterfield. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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