Chester is a city in Chester County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 6,476 at the 2000 census and center of an urban cluster with a total population of 11,140. It is the county seat of Chester County.
Chester is located at 34°42′20″N 81°12′42″W / 34.70556°N 81.21167°W / 34.70556; -81.21167 (34.705553, -81.211638).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²), all of it land.