Chester, Massachusetts Population 2020

795

Chester is a city located in Massachusetts. Chester has a 2020 population of 795. Chester is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 26.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 627 in 2010. Chester reached it's highest population of 815 in 2017.

The average household income in Chester is $68,260 with a poverty rate of 14.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $938 per month, and the median house value is $182,800. The median age in Chester is 42.7 years, 42.6 years for males, and 43.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 98.11%
  • Two or more races: 1.38%
  • Black or African American: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Chester, Massachusetts is 795, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 795.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 627.

Chester, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White78098.11%
Two or More Races111.38%
Black or African American40.50%

Chester Population Pyramid 2020

Chester Median Age

42.7


Total

42.6


Male

43.3


Female

Chester Adults

There are 637 adults, (134 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female

410

51.57%

Male

385

48.43%

Chester Households and Families

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married88.1%11.9%
All67.9%32.1%
Non Family56.4%43.6%
Female22.4%77.6%

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2992.6667.9
Married1433.2288.1
Non Family941.5656.4
Female493.0622.4
Male132.92100

3.03

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

11.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chester Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30.51%
9th to 12th Grade549.25%
High School Graduate26144.69%
Some College12821.92%
Associates Degree559.42%
Bachelors Degree569.59%
Graduate Degree274.62%

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White57551883
Multiple Races55
Black44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.43%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,125$35,417$29,609
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$28,571$32,813$27,250
Some College$32,188$50,179$28,462
Bachelors Degree$58,333$$61,250
Graduate Degree$61,250$$54,583

$33,125

Average Earnings

$35,417

Average Male

$29,609

Average Female

Chester Language

Chester Language by Age

Chester Language

98.28% of Chester residents speak only English, while 1.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.72% of the population.

Chester Poverty

Chester Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White75710513.87%
Hispanic44100.00%

14.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.66%

Male Poverty Rate

19.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 13.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.10%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.35%
High School10.34%
Some College2.19%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Employed2.15%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Chester Income

Chester Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,083$68,260
Families$54,583$74,468
Married Families$68,750-
Non Families-$50,520

Chester Marital Status

Chester Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

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 35-44.

Chester Marital Status by Race

Chester Veterans

85

Number of Veterans

85

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam24
First Gulf War19
Second Gulf War15
World War II9
Korea3
Age Group Veterans
75+26
55 to 6425
35 to 5423
65 to 7411
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White8113.02%
Black4100.00%

$Chester Veterans by Education

12.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Employment Status

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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

78.36%

Born in Massachusetts

98.36%

Native Born

1.64%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.36% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 78.36% having been born in Massachusetts. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207950.00%
20197950.00%
2018795-20-2.45%
2017815263.30%
2016789354.64%
2015754273.71%
2014727365.21%
2013691487.47%
201264360.94%
2011637101.59%
20106270.00%