Chester, California Population 2022

2,195
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Chester is a city located in Plumas County California. With a 2020 population of 2,195, it is the 848th largest city in California and the 10441st largest city in the United States. Chester is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 0.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,187 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Chester has a population density of 301 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chester is $69,038 with a poverty rate of 11.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $703 per month, and the median house value is $196,300. The median age in Chester is 56.1 years, 53.8 years for males, and 59.4 years for females.

Chester Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chesterwas:

  • White: 97.08%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Two or more races: 1.15%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chester, California is 2,195 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,187.

Chester, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,02797.08%
Some Other Race371.77%
Two or More Races241.15%
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Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid 2022

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Chester Median Age

58.6


Total

53.3


Male

62.4


Female

Chester Adults

There are 1,869 adults, (719 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

62.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female

1,093

52.35%

Male

995

47.65%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
All75.8%24.2%
Non Family70.3%29.7%
Female56.8%43.2%
Male46.7%53.3%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chester Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0172.0275.8
Married4752.6786.1
Male302.4746.7
Female882.2256.8
Non Family4241.2170.3

2.59

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

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Chester Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade874.83%
9th to 12th Grade794.38%
High School Graduate44324.57%
Some College77843.15%
Associates Degree643.55%
Bachelors Degree30717.03%
Graduate Degree452.50%
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Chester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,6221,475341
Other Race35354
Hispanic15713811
2+ Races2424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.02%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,406$48,606$25,328
Less Than 9th Grade$$2,500$19,276
High School Graduate$42,708$60,288$13,185
Some College$27,388$$30,505
Bachelors Degree$56,797$73,984$
Graduate Degree$65,179$$

$27,406

Average Earnings

$48,606

Average Male

$25,328

Average Female

Chester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester Language by Age

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Chester Language

92.38% of Chester residents speak only English, while 7.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.54% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,83622412.20%
Other2NaN%
Hispanic20220.99%

11.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.40%

Male Poverty Rate

16.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 12.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is Hispanic, with 0.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.14%.

Chester Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade3.61%
High School8.20%
Some College11.69%
Bachelors or Greater5.68%

Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.14%
Male Unemployed78.57%
Female Employed3.61%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Chester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,083$72,834
Families$80,625$95,425
Married Families$87,120-
Non Families$37,000$41,239
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Income by Household Type

Chester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester Married by Age and Sex

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Chester Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chester Marital Status by Race

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Chester Marital Status

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182

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War81
First Gulf War52
Vietnam68
Korea
World War II

Chester Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3445
35 to 5452
55 to 64
65 to 7453
75+32

Chester Veterans by Age

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Chester Veterans by Race

Chester Veterans by Education

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7.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

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58.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

1.3%

Unemployment Rate

Chester Employment by Age

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Chester Employment by Race

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Chester Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.72%

Born in Chester

96.22%

Native Born

3.78%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

1.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.22% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 67.72% having been born in California. 1.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chester Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,1440.00%
20112,14840.19%
20122,15240.19%
20132,15640.19%
20142,16040.19%
20152,16440.19%
20162,16840.18%
20172,17240.18%
20182,17640.18%
20192,18040.18%
20202,18770.32%
20212,19140.18%
20222,19540.18%

Chester Population by Year