Chester, Maryland Population 2024

4,456

Chester is a city located in Queen Anne's County Maryland. Chester has a 2024 population of 4,456. Chester is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 3.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,319 in 2020.

The average household income in Chester is $134,467 with a poverty rate of 10.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chester is 43.8 years, 40.7 years for males, and 45.7 years for females.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 82.85%
  • Black or African American: 6.96%
  • Other race: 4.65%
  • Two or more races: 4.62%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
850.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.17% (137)
The current population of Chester, Maryland is 4,456 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,319.

Chester, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,69282.85%
Black or African American3106.96%
Other race2074.65%
Two or more races2064.62%
Asian410.92%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid 2024

Chester Median Age

43.8

Total

40.7

Male

45.7

Female

Chester Adults

There are 3,646 adults, (774 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

55.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female2,36052.96%
Male2,09647.04%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,8812.3767.732.3
Married8412.858218
Non Family7151.2761.438.6
Female2313.6542.957.1
Male943.3348.951.1
showing: 5 rows

2.94

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

67.7%

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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.54%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,917

Average Earnings

$71,273

Average Male

$36,531

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

91.43% of Chester residents speak only English, while 8.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.09% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Other207207100%
Hispanic22620791.59%
White3,6451915.24%
Black3104012.9%
Multiple2063316.02%
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10.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.95%

Male Poverty Rate

13.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 5.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.71%.

Chester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.61%
Some College8.5%
High School5.49%
Bachelors or Greater4.07%
showing: 4 rows

Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.53%
Male Employed2.76%
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

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

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 55-64.

Chester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

283

Number of Veterans

273

Male Veterans

10

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

24.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

2.4%

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

62.68%

Born in Chester

93.04%

Native Born

6.96%

Foreign Born

4.91%

Non Citizen

2.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.04% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 62.68% having been born in Maryland. 4.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Chester Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20244,456
20234,456
20224,456851.94%
20214,371521.2%
20204,319-339-7.28%
20194,658851.86%
20184,573-331-6.75%
20174,904-40-0.81%
20164,944-8-0.16%
20154,9524329.56%
20144,5202064.78%
20134,3141603.85%
20124,154-192-4.42%
20114,3461794.3%
20104,167
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Chester Population by Year