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Chester County Economic Development
Demographic Information

County Demographics and Population

The following charts illustrates our county demographics and population by area and age.

County Population
  2000 2008 2013
County Population 34,108 32,618 33,500
Radius 2000 2008 2013
30-mile/24.1 km 485,521 632,095 739,254
45-mile/48.3 km 1,487,947 1,820,099 2,885,234
Charlotte Region 2,115,090 2,555,168 2,885,234
Population by Age (30-mile radius)
Age 2000 2008 2013
Under 19 28.9% 28.0% 27.5%
20 to 34 21.1% 18.9% 18.9%
35 to 54 31.8% 31.7% 30.3%
55 to 74 14.1% 17.0% 18.7%
75+ 4.3% 4.4% 4.4%
Population by Age (45-mile radius)
Age 2000 2008 2013
Under 19 28.3% 27.6% 27.0%
20 to 34 22.7% 20.6% 20.6%
35 to 54 30.5% 30.7% 29.5%
55 to 74 13.9% 16.4% 18.2%
75+ 4.5% 4.6% 4.8%
Population by Age (60-mile radius)
Age 2000 2008 2013
Under 19 28.1% 27.2% 26.7%
20 to 34 22.4% 20.5% 20.1%
35 to 54 30.3% 30.3% 29.2%
55 to 74 14.4% 17.1% 18.8%
75+ 4.9% 5.1% 5.1%
Population by Age (Charlotte Region)
Age 2000 2008 2013
Under 19 27.9% 27.2% 26.7%
20 to 34 22.3% 20.0% 19.6%
35 to 54 30.3% 30.7% 29.8%
55 to 74 14.6% 17.0% 18.7%
75+ 4.9% 5.1% 5.1%
Population by Sex - 2008
Male 15,642 Female 16,889
Population by Race - 2008
One race   N
  White 19,644
  Black or African American 12,396
  American Indian and Alaska Native 126
  Asian 129
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1
  Some other race N
Two or more races   235
Household Income (30 mile radius)
  2000 2008 2013
Total Number of Households 183,802 243,434 285,639
Households Under $34,999 34.8% 23.5% 18.1%
Households $35,000 to $49,999 16.3% 13.3% 10.9%
Households $50,000 to $74,999 21.3% 20.8% 20.3%
Households $75,000 + 27.3% 42.4% 50.7%
Median Household Income $48,513 $64,783 $75,624
Household Income (45 mile radius)
  2000 2008 2013
Total Number of Households 570,532 709,984 811,238
Households Under $34,999 38.5% 26.3% 20.5%
Households $35,000 to $49,999 17.5% 14.5% 11.8%
Households $50,000 to $74,999 21.3% 22.1% 21.9%
Households $75,000 + 22.7% 37.0% 45.9%
Median Household Income $44,327 $59,442 $70,082
Household Income (60 mile radius)
  2000 2008 2013
Total Number of Households 1,011,329 1,219,423 1,367,164
Households Under $34,999 40.7% 28.8% 23.2%
Households $35,000 to $49,999 17.5% 14.8% 12.6%
Households $50,000 to $74,999 20.6% 21.6% 22.0%
Households $75,000 + 21.3% 34.7% 42.2%
Median Household Income $42,483 $56,284 $66,286
Household Income (Charlotte USA)
  2000 2008 2013
Total Number of Households 812,786 993,958 1,126,740
Households Under $34,999 39.5% 27.8% 22.0%
Households $35,000 to $49,999 17.8% 15.0% 12.5%
Households $50,000 to $74,999 21.3% 22.4% 22.7%
Households $75,000 + 21.4% 34.9% 42.8%
Median Household Income $43,301 $57,137 $67,075
2008 Educational Attainment Population Age 25+
  30 mile radius 45 mile radius 60 mile radius Charlotte USA
Less Than 9th Grade 4.8% 5.7% 5.8% 6.2%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma 9.9% 11.1% 11.4% 12.0%
High School Graduate 26.3% 27.4% 28.3% 29.1%
Some College, No Degree 19.8% 19.9% 19.6% 19.8%
Associate Degree 8.0% 7.9% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 22.1% 19.8% 18.7% 17.9%
Graduate/Professional Degree 9.2% 8.2% 8.2% 7.1%
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