Chester is a city located in Randolph County Illinois. Chester has a 2020 population of 8,003. It is also the county seat of Randolph County. Chester is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -6.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,580 in 2010.
The average household income in Chester is $63,071 with a poverty rate of 16.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $535 per month, and the median house value is $101,700. The median age in Chester is 41 years, 39 years for males, and 50.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chesterwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
92.65% of Chester residents speak only English, while 7.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.35% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Hispanic, with 73.05% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.31%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Chester
97.93% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 76.54% having been born in Illinois. 1.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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