Chester, Maryland Population 2020

4,573

Chester is a city located in Maryland. Chester has a 2020 population of 4,573. Chester is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 9.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,167 in 2010. Chester reached it's highest population of 4,952 in 2015.

The average household income in Chester is $100,077 with a poverty rate of 5.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,740 per month, and the median house value is $332,400. The median age in Chester is 49.2 years, 49.8 years for males, and 48.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 91.43%
  • Black or African American: 4.07%
  • Two or more races: 2.30%
  • Other race: 1.36%
  • Asian: 0.85%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chester, Maryland is 4,573, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,573.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,167.

Chester, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,18191.43%
Black or African American1864.07%
Two or More Races1052.30%
Some Other Race621.36%
Asian390.85%

Chester Population Pyramid 2020

Chester Median Age

49.2


Total

49.8


Male

48.7


Female

Chester Adults

There are 3,784 adults, (1,114 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female

2,434

53.23%

Male

2,139

46.77%

Chester Households and Families

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married80.3%19.7%
All68.6%31.4%
Non Family56.5%43.5%
Female43.2%56.8%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0262.2668.6
Married1,0342.8280.3
Non Family7061.1656.5
Female2222.8343.2
Male643.22100

2.79

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chester Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade330.94%
9th to 12th Grade2346.67%
High School Graduate78222.29%
Some College82023.38%
Associates Degree43012.26%
Bachelors Degree76621.84%
Graduate Degree44312.63%

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,2683,0281,121
Black1011018
Hispanic653832
Multiple Races505024
Other Race336
Asian242424

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,083$65,625$37,125
Less Than High School$26,382$26,776$
High School Grad$39,779$53,929$17,969
Some College$54,485$88,750$45,474
Bachelors Degree$49,946$62,361$44,559
Graduate Degree$62,158$95,313$58,359

$52,083

Average Earnings

$65,625

Average Male

$37,125

Average Female

Chester Language

Chester Language by Age

Chester Language

93.07% of Chester residents speak only English, while 6.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.

Chester Poverty

Chester Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,0922055.01%
Black1864222.58%

5.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.81%

Male Poverty Rate

7.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Black, with 22.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 5.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School7.49%
Some College5.12%
High School2.43%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Employed3.62%
Male Employed1.65%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Chester Income

Chester Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$86,250$100,077
Families$110,909$118,001
Married Families$121,585-
Non Families$46,480$63,890

Chester Marital Status

Chester Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Chester Marital Status by Race

Chester Veterans

461

Number of Veterans

442

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam215
First Gulf War115
Second Gulf War63
World War II25
Korea16
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74167
55 to 64125
75+83
35 to 5459
18 to 3427
Name Veterans % of Total
White44312.59%
Black106.76%
2 or More816.00%

$Chester Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Employment Status

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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

54.54%

Born in Maryland

94.73%

Native Born

5.27%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.73% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 54.54% having been born in Maryland. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,5730.00%
20194,5730.00%
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%
20114,3461794.30%
20104,1670.00%