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Chesterfield County, SC

County Profile


Centrally located between the Charlotte metro area and Columbus, South Carolina, with easy access to Interstates 77, 20, and 95, Chesterfield County reaps benefits of two states. The county is under two hours to both ports of Charleston and Wilmington, North Carolina and within a one-hour drive of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Metalworking, beverage manufacturing companies make their home in Chesterfield, a region thriving due in part to the rechargeable area of the Middendorf Aquifer. And with access to low-cost utility infrastructure, and construction costs averaging 21 percent below the national average, Chesterfield region boasts significant business operational savings. The cities of Pageland, “the watermelon capital of the world,” and Cheraw are economic hubs, each with branches of Northeastern Technical College.

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Chesterfield County is located between Charlotte, N.C. and Columbia, S.C., in the upper portion of South Carolina’s coastal plain. These metropolitan areas allow for access to city life, while Chesterfield County remains relatively unspoiled by urban sprawl.

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Chesterfield County


A variety of industries are represented in Chesterfield County. These include manufacturing for the automotive, construction, textile and consumer foods markets, as well as logistics operations for major retailers

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Chesterfield County

Quick Facts


Total Population


Labor Force


Median Household Income


Median Age

3.1 Percent

Unemployment Rate

41.4 Percent

High School Diploma

7.2 Percent

Associate Degree

7.7 Percent

Bachelor's Degree

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