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Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Seal of Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting Chesterfield County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Seat Chesterfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

806 sq mi (2,088 km²)
799 sq mi (2,069 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.89%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42,768
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Founded 1785

Chesterfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 42,768; in 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 43,435.[1] Its county seat is Chesterfield.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 806 square miles (2,087 km²), of which, 799 square miles (2,068 km²) of it is land and 7 square miles (19 km²) of it (0.89%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 42,768 people, 16,557 households, and 11,705 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 18,818 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.34% White, 33.22% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 2.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,557 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.60% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,483, and the median income for a family was $36,200. Males had a median income of $30,205 versus $20,955 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,233. About 16.70% of families and 20.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 24.20% of those age 65 or over.

Life in Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County is located in a pocket of South Carolina nestled between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC. These metropolitan areas allow for access to many of life's pleasures while Chesterfield County remains relatively unspoiled by urban sprawl. The county's rural atmosphere evokes family farms and gentle country living. The towns of Chesterfield County are a mix of types, ranging from the historical, Cheraw, to the rural, Ruby, to the railroad boomtown, Pageland, to the wildlife refuge and peach orchards, McBee.

Recreation

Chesterfield County features many different types of recreation. Although each town varies in its offerings, facilities such as baseball and softball fields, walking tracks, parks, and other outdoor areas are common throughout the area. Golf is extremely popular and many local courses are frequented by visitors from throughout the region. There is a lot of hunting and fishing in the swamps of the Black Creek and Lake Robinson.

Communities

Towns

Other community

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2005-01-45.xls
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 34°38′N 80°10′W / 34.64°N 80.16°W / 34.64; -80.16


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Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Seal of Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Map
File:Map of South Carolina highlighting Chesterfield County.png
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1785
Seat Chesterfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.89%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42768

Chesterfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 42,768; in 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 43,435.[1] Its county seat is Chesterfield6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,087 km² (806 sq mi). 2,068 km² (799 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.89%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 42,768 people, 16,557 households, and 11,705 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (54/sq mi). There were 18,818 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 64.34% White, 33.22% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 2.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,557 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.60% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,483, and the median income for a family was $36,200. Males had a median income of $30,205 versus $20,955 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,233. About 16.70% of families and 20.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 24.20% of those age 65 or over.

Life in Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County is located in a pocket of South Carolina nestled between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC. These metropolitan areas allow for access to many of life’s pleasures while Chesterfield County remains relatively unspoiled by urban sprawl. The county’s rural atmosphere evokes family farms and gentle country living. The towns of Chesterfield County are a mix of types, ranging from the historical, Cheraw, to the rural, Ruby, to the railroad boomtown, Pageland.

Recreation

Chesterfield County features many different types of recreation. Although each town varies in its offerings, facilities such as baseball and softball fields, walking tracks, parks, and other outdoor areas are common throughout the area. Golf is extremely popular and many local courses are frequented by visitors from throughout the region.

Cities and towns

See also

Notes

  1. ^ [1]

External links

Coordinates: 34°38′N 80°10′W / 34.64, -80.16

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