Chester, South Carolina

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Chester, South Carolina
Chester County Courthouse, built in 1852
Chester County Courthouse, built in 1852
Nickname(s): 
The Picture Perfect City; The Little City on the Big Hill
Location of Chester, South Carolina
Location of Chester, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°42′20″N 81°12′42″W / 34.70556°N 81.21167°W / 34.70556; -81.21167Coordinates: 34°42′20″N 81°12′42″W / 34.70556°N 81.21167°W / 34.70556; -81.21167
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyChester
Government
 • TypeCouncil
 • MayorGeorge Caldwell
Area
 • Total3.27 sq mi (8.46 km2)
 • Land3.27 sq mi (8.46 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
535 ft (163 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,607
 • Density1,716/sq mi (662.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29706
Area code(s)803
FIPS code45-14095[1]
GNIS feature ID1247275[2]
Websitewww.chestersc.org

Chester is a small city in Chester County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 5,607 at the 2010 census.[3] It is the county seat of Chester County.[4] Chester County is part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Metropolitan Statistical Area (formerly Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area until 1987)

References[change | change source]


  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Chester city, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  4. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2011-06-07.