Chester, Georgia Population 2020

1,562

Chester is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 1,562, it is the 264th largest city in Georgia and the 8564th largest city in the United States. Chester is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -2.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,596 in 2010. Chester reached it's highest population of 1,596 in 2013. Spanning over 1 miles, Chester has a population density of 1,774 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chester is $33,944 with a poverty rate of 42.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $380 per month, and the median house value is $66,800. The median age in Chester is 40.9 years, 42.2 years for males, and 34.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 544.7 males.

Chester Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chester was:

  • Black or African American: 64.59%
  • White: 34.98%
  • Two or more races: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Chester, Georgia is 1,562, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,578.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,596.

Chester, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,37064.59%
White74234.98%
Two or More Races50.24%
Asian40.19%

Chester Population Pyramid 2020

Chester Median Age

40.9


Total

42.2


Male

34.3


Female

Chester Adults

There are 1,945 adults, (161 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

18.9

Age Dependency Ratio

9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

9.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female

329

15.51%

Male

1,792

84.49%

Chester Households and Families

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
Male61.5%38.5%
All38.8%61.2%
Non Family36.4%63.6%
Female11.3%88.8%

38.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2142.5538.8
Female802.9311.3
Non Family661.1536.4
Married553.1876.4
Male134.6261.5

3.05

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

8.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chester Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade894.81%
9th to 12th Grade40922.11%
High School Graduate1,02555.41%
Some College22612.22%
Associates Degree492.65%
Bachelors Degree351.89%
Graduate Degree170.92%

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,20782526
White58947726
Hispanic5050
Asian4

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 4.41%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,438$34,167$20,938
Less Than High School$$66,563$
High School Grad$30,500$32,000$23,125
Some College$23,393$29,583$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$50,625$$

$28,438

Average Earnings

$34,167

Average Male

$20,938

Average Female

Chester Language

Chester Language by Age

Chester Language

97.60% of Chester residents speak only English, while 2.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.11% of the population.

Chester Poverty

Chester Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black24215965.70%
White2956622.37%
Multiple5480.00%

42.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.20%

Male Poverty Rate

42.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Multiple, with 80.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 22.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 48.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.85%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School58.72%
Some College26.92%
High School22.13%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed75.00%
Female Employed36.14%
Male Employed2.70%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Chester Income

Chester Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$20,375$33,944
Families$25,000$40,343
Married Families$66,875-
Non Families$12,283$18,558

Chester Marital Status

Chester Marital Status

Marriage Rates

16.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

15.0%

Male Marriage Rate

23.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Chester Marital Status by Race

Chester Veterans

140

Number of Veterans

140

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War41
Second Gulf War39
Vietnam21
Korea2
World War II
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5484
65 to 7443
18 to 346
55 to 645
75+2
Name Veterans % of Total
Black735.73%
White6710.03%

$Chester Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Employment Status

8.4%

Labor Force Participation

8%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Chester Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.18%

Born in Georgia

97.41%

Native Born

2.59%

Foreign Born

2.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.41% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 77.18% having been born in Georgia. 2.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,562-8-0.51%
20191,570-8-0.51%
20181,578110.70%
20171,567-8-0.51%
20161,57520.13%
20151,57350.32%
20141,568-28-1.75%
20131,596150.95%
20121,58130.19%
20111,578-16-1.00%
20101,5940.00%