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Chesterfield, South Carolina
Chesterfield is located at 34°44'1" North, 80°5'20" West (34.733626, -80.088945)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,318 people, 597 households, and 358 families residing in the town. The population density is 147.9/km² (383.2/mi²). There are 683 housing units at an average density of 76.7/km² (198.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 64.64% White, 34.67% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 597 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% are married couples living together, 19.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% are non-families. 37.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.19 and the average family size is 2.86.
In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 73.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $25,833, and the median income for a family is $36,806. Males have a median income of $31,488 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,481. 23.7% of the population and 19.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 39.0% of those under the age of 18 and 22.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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