What is the current population of Chester?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Chester is 5,377. Chester, South Carolina is the 4,551st largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Chester?

The peak population of Chester was in 1990, when its population was 7,322. In 1990, Chester was the 3,138th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,551st largest city in the US. Chester is currently 26.6% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Chester shrinking?

Chester has shrunk 16.7% since the year 2000. Chester, South Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 5,377 4,551
2018 5,393 4,536
2017 5,420 4,504
2016 5,474 4,470
2015 5,486 4,451
2014 5,494 4,433
2013 5,544 4,408
2012 5,517 4,400
2011 5,560 4,368
2010 5,607 4,329
2009 5,958 4,144
2008 6,023 4,103
2007 6,022 4,089
2006 6,046 4,061
2005 6,102 4,006
2004 6,183 3,950
2003 6,267 3,895
2002 6,338 3,853
2001 6,383 3,815
2000 6,459 3,765
1990 7,322 3,138

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
4541 Buckhannon, West Virginia 5,394 -6.7%
4542 New Castle, Delaware 5,392 8.2%
4543 Smiths Station, Alabama 5,391 17.4%
4544 Manitou Springs, Colorado 5,390 7.9%
4545 Glenwood, Iowa 5,389 -0.1%
4546 Sultan, Washington 5,388 59.5%
4547 Northfield, Illinois 5,386 -3.1%
4548 Berlin, Wisconsin 5,385 1.7%
4549 Central, South Carolina 5,385 46.6%
4550 Winterset, Iowa 5,383 13.0%
4551 Chester, South Carolina 5,377 -16.7%
4552 Pana, Illinois 5,376 -9.5%
4553 Weiser, Idaho 5,376 -0.8%
4554 Pinckneyville, Illinois 5,372 -2.0%
4555 Colby, Kansas 5,370 -1.3%
4556 Goshen, New York 5,370 -5.9%
4557 Kaser, New York 5,368 53.0%
4558 Clarinda, Iowa 5,366 -5.4%
4559 Sayre, Pennsylvania 5,366 -7.5%
4560 Sunset, Utah 5,364 3.1%
4561 Waynesboro, Georgia 5,363 -7.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In South Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
2991 Fountain Inn 10,441 67.3%
3028 Forest Acres 10,298 -1.2%
3044 Newberry 10,199 -1.4%
3267 Lancaster 9,119 9.8%
3329 Laurens 8,849 -8.8%
3356 Georgetown 8,742 -3.0%
3427 Seneca 8,533 10.6%
3460 York 8,412 20.1%
3473 Clinton 8,380 -8.2%
3698 Bennettsville 7,730 -18.8%
3722 Union 7,640 -13.1%
3754 Hartsville 7,542 -0.3%
3841 Hardeeville 7,278 243.9%
3862 Camden 7,220 7.8%
4092 Clover 6,519 61.5%
4102 Lake City 6,497 0.3%
4174 Marion 6,326 -10.1%
4180 Dillon 6,311 -2.9%
4302 Darlington 5,940 -12.5%
4464 Cheraw 5,562 -0.3%
4521 Walterboro 5,426 1.1%
4530 Batesburg-Leesville 5,415 -2.2%
4549 Central 5,385 46.6%
4551 Chester 5,377 -16.7%
4572 Travelers Rest 5,346 31.3%
4627 Hollywood 5,227 25.5%
4738 Abbeville 5,014 -14.6%
4862 Edgefield 4,810 8.5%
5026 Surfside Beach 4,525 1.9%
5059 Walhalla 4,472 17.3%
5071 Belton 4,455 -0.4%
5097 Woodruff 4,418 3.6%
5141 Isle of Palms 4,360 -4.7%
5188 Barnwell 4,291 -13.5%
5221 Williamston 4,260 11.9%
5235 Mullins 4,239 -15.5%
5283 Blythewood 4,150 383.6%
5475 Manning 3,892 -3.1%
5519 Honea Path 3,826 8.0%
5534 Ridgeland 3,811 45.6%
5598 Lyman 3,718 32.0%
5665 Duncan 3,626 21.9%
5685 Saluda 3,605 17.0%
5951 Pendleton 3,285 9.9%
6046 Bamberg 3,189 -14.2%
6059 Winnsboro 3,181 -16.6%
6072 Pickens 3,170 4.2%
6091 Liberty 3,154 4.7%
6174 Kingstree 3,063 -14.9%
6226 Bishopville 3,017 -17.8%
6306 Denmark 2,934 -11.4%
6313 Williston 2,925 -10.9%
6314 Allendale 2,924 -27.9%
6379 Andrews 2,859 -6.8%
6487 Loris 2,761 32.6%
6503 Burnettown 2,747 4.6%
6521 Springdale 2,733 3.2%
6541 Ravenel 2,720 16.1%
6548 Wellford 2,718 12.1%

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