Chester, Iowa Population 2024

140

Chester is a city located in Howard County Iowa. Chester has a 2024 population of 140. Chester is currently growing at a rate of 0.72% annually and its population has increased by 2.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 137 in 2020.

The average household income in Chester is $64,769 with a poverty rate of 10.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chester is 38.5 years, 31 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 99.35%
  • Two or more races: 0.65%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
104.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.19% (3)
The current population of Chester, Iowa is 140 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 137.

Chester, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15299.35%
Two or more races10.65%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid 2024

Chester Median Age

38.5

Total

31

Male

38.9

Female

Chester Adults

There are 113 adults, (31 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

86.6

Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female8756.86%
Male6643.14%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All582.6493.16.9
Married283.641000
Non Family241.1391.78.3
Female6466.733.3
Male000
showing: 5 rows

3.71

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

93.1%

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 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,750

Average Earnings

$53,333

Average Male

$37,857

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

93.75% of Chester residents speak only English, while 6.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.25% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1511610.6%
showing: 1 rows

10.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.03%

Male Poverty Rate

16.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 10.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 10.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 29.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.45%.

Chester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade66.67%
High School15.38%
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed11.76%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

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

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Chester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8

Number of Veterans

1

Male Veterans

7

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

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

2.9%

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

47.71%

Born in Chester

99.35%

Native Born

0.65%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.35% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 47.71% having been born in Iowa. 0.65% 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
202914510.69%
202814410.7%
202714310.7%
202614210.71%
202514110.71%
202414010.72%
202313910.72%
202213810.73%
2021137
20201371714.17%
2019120-1-0.83%
2018121
2017121
2016121-1-0.82%
2015122-2-1.61%
2014124
2013124-1-0.8%
2012125-2-1.57%
2011127
2010127
showing: 20 rows

Chester Population by Year