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Charlotte Regional Partnership
550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Total Population33,506
Total Households13,105
Average Age40.9

Age % The Population

0-14 years19.5%
15-24 years12.9%
25-34 years10.9%
35-44 years13.2%
45-54 years15.4%
65+ years13.6%
55-64 years14.6%

ESRI 2013

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2013

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School5,74225%
High School Graduate8,77338.2%
Some College4,06517.7%
Associates Degree1,8378%
Bachelor's Degree1,8378%
Graduate/Professional Degree7353.2%

ESRI 2013


Labor Force14,791
Unemployment Rate11.8%

SC Works 2013

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Chester Wood Products
Chester Regional Medical Center
Owens Corning Masonry Products
Guardian Glass

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 637 5.3%
Construction 342 5.4%
Manufacturing 2,213 18.5%
Transportation, Utilities 454 3.8%
Information 217 1.8%
Wholesale Trade 490 4.1%
Retail Trade 1,004 8.4%
FIRE 708 5.9%
Services 5,607 46.8%
Public Administration 1,813 15.1%

EMSI 2013


Chester County is strategically located in the center of three large commercial centers – Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC; and the Greenville-Spartanburg metropolitan area.  A reliable rail and highway transportation network enable area businesses and industry to trade goods quickly and at low cost.  

Although textiles served as the major industrial base for decades, Chester Co’s economy has diversified over the past 20 years. While textiles remain a major player in the area economy, other Businesses and industry alike have also discovered the workforce in Chester Co to be reliable and productive. For info on opportunities in Chester County, contact Karlisa Parker, Director, Chester County Economic Development.

Chester County Economic Development
Karlisa Parker
3200 Commerce Drive, Suite B
Richburg, SC 29729

  Charlotte Regional Partnership
Ronnie Bryant
550 South Caldwell St.
Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202