Chester, Georgia Population 2024

1,673

Chester is a city located in Dodge County Georgia. Chester has a 2024 population of 1,673. Chester is currently growing at a rate of 8.07% annually and its population has increased by 20.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,392 in 2020.

The average household income in Chester is $38,134 with a poverty rate of 45.8%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chester is 38.2 years, 38.6 years for males, and 33.6 years for females.

Chester Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 56.99%
  • White: 37.78%
  • Other race: 3.94%
  • Two or more races: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,900.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
20.19% (281)
The current population of Chester, Georgia is 1,673 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,392.

Chester, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American97056.99%
White64337.78%
Other race673.94%
Two or more races130.76%
Native American90.53%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid 2024

Chester Median Age

38.2

Total

38.6

Male

33.6

Female

Chester Adults

There are 1,582 adults, (101 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

14.9

Age Dependency Ratio

6.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

8.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female26215.39%
Male1,44084.61%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1523.2946.753.3
Female584.643169
Non Family521.457.742.3
Married363.6947.252.8
Male64.171000
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3.97

Average Family Size

3.29

Average Household Size

46.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chester Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.41%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,870

Average Earnings

$34,545

Average Male

$23,958

Average Female

Chester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chester Language

94.68% of Chester residents speak only English, while 5.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.78% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black24013656.67%
White2198136.99%
Hispanic141285.71%
Native99100%
Multiple33100%
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45.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.92%

Male Poverty Rate

51.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 36.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 75.88%.

Chester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School43.75%
Less Than 9th Grade42%
Some College23.94%
Bachelors or Greater
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Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed22.86%
Male Employed5.5%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Chester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

15.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.5%

Male Marriage Rate

21.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chester Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 15-19, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

79

Number of Veterans

77

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Chester Veterans by War

count

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Chester Veterans by Age

count

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Chester Veterans by Race

Chester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

11.5%

Labor Force Participation

11.2%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Chester Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chester Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chester Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.8%

Born in Chester

95.89%

Native Born

4.11%

Foreign Born

4.11%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.89% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 70.8% having been born in Georgia. 4.11% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,2981255.75%
20282,1731256.1%
20272,0481256.5%
20261,9231256.95%
20251,7981257.47%
20241,6731258.07%
20231,5481258.78%
20221,4231259.63%
20211,298-94-6.75%
20201,392-175-11.17%
20191,567-16-1.01%
20181,583140.89%
20171,569-10-0.63%
20161,57960.38%
20151,57350.32%
20141,568-29-1.82%
20131,597130.82%
20121,58440.25%
20111,580-14-0.88%
20101,594
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Chester Population by Year