Chester, Georgia Population 2021

1,534
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Chester is a city located in Dodge County Georgia. With a 2020 population of 1,534, it is the 264th largest city in Georgia and the 8620th largest city in the United States . Chester is currently declining at a rate of -0.97% annually and its population has decreased by -3.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,596 in 2010. Chester reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Chester has a population density of 1,742 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chester is $33,467 with a poverty rate of 48.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $368 per month, and the median house value is $62,500. The median age in Chester is 40.2 years, 40.6 years for males, and 30.6 years for females.

Chester Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 65.56%
  • White: 32.16%
  • Other race: 1.81%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Two or more races: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chester, Georgia is 1,534 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,564.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,596.

Chester, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,37865.56%
White67632.16%
Some Other Race381.81%
Two or More Races50.24%
Asian50.24%
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Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid $2021

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Chester Median Age

40.2


Total

40.6


Male

30.6


Female

Chester Adults

There are 1,931 adults, (122 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

16.2

Age Dependency Ratio

6.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

9.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female

299

14.22%

Male

1,803

85.78%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female12.9%87.1%
All44.3%55.7%
Non Family53.7%46.3%
Married68%32%
Male100%0%

44.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chester Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1942.4944.3
Female70312.9
Non Family671.1253.7
Married503.3668
Male74.43100

3.13

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Chester Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade703.82%
9th to 12th Grade43023.45%
High School Graduate1,00955.02%
Some College23312.70%
Associates Degree512.78%
Bachelors Degree281.53%
Graduate Degree130.71%
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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
Black1,22582529
White54545312
Hispanic4744
Other Race1212
Asian5

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 black people with a rate of 2.37%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,750$46,875$16,389
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$31,250$47,708$22,188
Some College$23,333$34,375$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$49,583$$49,583

$29,750

Average Earnings

$46,875

Average Male

$16,389

Average Female

Chester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester Language by Age

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Chester Language

97.68% of Chester residents speak only English, while 2.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.03% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black21315974.65%
White2267131.42%
Multiple5360.00%

48.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

50.81%

Male Poverty Rate

46.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Black, with 74.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 31.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 60.56%.

Chester Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade72.94%
High School34.29%
Some College27.54%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed75.00%
Female Employed37.04%
Male Employed6.35%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Chester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$17,692$33,467
Families$20,114$41,156
Married Families$68,571-
Non Families$12,596$17,330
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Income by Household Type

Chester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

16.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.8%

Male Marriage Rate

26.1%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Chester Marital Status by Race

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Chester Marital Status

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105

Number of Veterans

104

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War35
First Gulf War31
Vietnam4
Korea1
World War II

Chester Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5471
65 to 7426
18 to 347
75+1
55 to 64

Chester Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black705.41%
White355.65%

Chester Veterans by Race

Chester Veterans by Education

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14.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

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7.7%

Labor Force Participation

7.4%

Employment Rate

4%

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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76.97%

Born in Chester

97.81%

Native Born

2.19%

Foreign Born

2.19%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.81% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 76.97% having been born in Georgia. 2.19% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,534-15-0.97%
20201,549-15-0.96%
20191,564-15-0.95%
20181,579100.64%
20171,569-9-0.57%
20161,57840.25%
20151,57460.38%
20141,568-29-1.82%
20131,597150.95%
20121,58230.19%
20111,579-15-0.94%
20101,5940.00%

Chester Population by Year