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Chesterfield, South Carolina
Motto(s): 
"The Heart of the Carolinas"
Location of Chesterfield, South Carolina
Location of Chesterfield, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Chesterfield
Area
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
292 ft (89 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,472
 • Density 364/sq mi (140.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29709
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-14140
GNIS feature ID 1231164

Chesterfield is a town in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,472 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Chesterfield County. At the time of the 2010 census, Chesterfield was the least populous of all of South Carolina's county seats.

History

The East Main Street Historic District, Dr. Thomas E. Lucas House, and West Main Street Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Chesterfield is located in northeastern Chesterfield County at 34°44′1″N 80°5′20″W / 34.73361°N 80.08889°W / 34.73361; -80.08889 (34.733626, -80.088945). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.5 km2), all of it land.

South Carolina Highway 9 passes through the town, leading east 12 miles (19 km) to Cheraw and west 19 miles (31 km) to Pageland. South Carolina Highway 145 crosses SC 9 near the center of town, leading southwest 21 miles (34 km) to McBee and northeast 10 miles (16 km) to Morven, North Carolina. South Carolina Highway 102 leads south from Chesterfield 12 miles (19 km) to Patrick.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 308
1910 618 100.6%
1920 856 38.5%
1930 1,030 20.3%
1940 1,263 22.6%
1950 1,530 21.1%
1960 1,532 0.1%
1970 1,667 8.8%
1980 1,432 −14.1%
1990 1,373 −4.1%
2000 1,472 7.2%
2010 1,472 0.0%
Est. 2015 1,452 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1472 people, 597 households, and 358 families residing in the town. The population density was 383.2 people per square mile (147.9/km²). There were 683 housing units at an average density of 198.6 per square mile (76.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.64% White, 34.67% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 597 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,833, and the median income for a family was $36,806. Males had a median income of $31,488 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,481. About 19.7% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.0% of those under age 18 and 22.2% of those age 65 or over.

Geology

The "great syenite dyke" extends from Hanging Rock through Taxahaw to the Brewer and Edgeworth mine in Chesterfield.

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