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Median business size in Chester County in 2016: less than 5 employees

Median-sized businesses in Chester County zip codes in 2016 have less than five employees, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

40.8% unemployed in Chester in 2017

40.8 percent of Chester residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Chester ranked 311st in state for resident earnings in 2017

Chester ranked 311st among cities in South Carolina by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

269 businesses in Chester County had fewer than five employees in 2016

There were 269 businesses with addresses in Chester County zip codes that had fewer than five employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

Seven businesses in Chester County had between 100 and 249 employees in 2016

There were seven businesses with addresses in Chester County zip codes that had between 100 and 249 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

36 businesses in Chester County had between 20 and 49 employees in 2016

There were 36 businesses with addresses in Chester County zip codes that had between 20 and 49 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

15 businesses in Chester County had between 50 and 99 employees in 2016

There were 15 businesses with addresses in Chester County zip codes that had between 50 and 99 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

Five businesses in Chester County had between 250 and 499 employees in 2016

There were five businesses with addresses in Chester County zip codes that had between 250 and 499 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

110 businesses in Chester County had between five and nine employees in 2016

There were 110 businesses with addresses in Chester County zip codes that had between five and nine employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

68 businesses in Chester County had between 10 and 19 employees in 2016

There were 68 businesses with addresses in Chester County zip codes that had between 10 and 19 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

Census Bureau: More women than men in Chester in 2017

Of the 5,446 people living in Chester in 2017, 54.9 percent (2,990) were women and 45.1 percent (2,456) were men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Palmetto Business Daily

Census Bureau: 74.22% of people in Chester were old enough to vote in 2017

Of the 5,446 citizens living in Chester in 2017, 4,042 were old enough to vote as of Aug. 2, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Palmetto Business Daily.

Total OASDI retired beneficiaries in South Carolina zip 29706 increases in 2018

There were 3,370 total OASDI retired beneficiaries in South Carolina zip code 29706 in 2018, a 1.5 percent increase over 2017, which had only 3,320 total retired beneficiaries, according to the official Social Security Administration website.

19.6% of households in Chester received food stamps in 2017

Chester ranked 197th in South Carolina for the percentage of households receiving food stamps in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

Census Bureau reports Chester population was 5,446 in 2017

Chester, South Carolina had a population of 5,446 people in 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Palmetto Business Daily.

19.3 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Chester, South Carolina

19.3 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Chester, South Carolina in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Bureau: 1% of people in Chester identified as multi-racial in 2017

Of the 5,446 citizens living in Chester in 2017, 99% said they were only one race while 1% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Palmetto Business Daily.

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