Chester, Nebraska Population 2024

209

Chester is a city located in Republic County and Thayer County Nebraska. Chester has a 2024 population of 209. Chester is currently declining at a rate of -1.42% annually and its population has decreased by -5.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 221 in 2020.

The average household income in Chester is $72,470 with a poverty rate of 8.73%. The median age in Chester is 43.3 years: 39 years for males, and 48.6 years for females.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 94.76%
  • Two or more races: 3.93%
  • Native American: 1.31%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
356.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.43% (-12)
The current population of Chester, Nebraska is 209 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 221.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21794.76%
Two or more races93.93%
Native American31.31%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid 2024

Chester Median Age

43.3

Total

39

Male

48.6

Female

Chester Adults

There are 173 adults, (31 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female13358.08%
Male9641.92%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All902.548020
Married483.0489.610.4
Non Family231.1791.38.7
Female17347.152.9
Male22.50100

2.96

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chester Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade84.94%
Associates Degree2314.2%
Bachelors Degree2112.96%
Graduate Degree53.09%
High School Graduate4628.4%
Less Than 9th Grade21.23%
Some College5735.19%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15014226
2+ Races970
Hispanic440
Native American330

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.33%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$70,833$0$70,625
Graduate Degree$33,750$0$33,750
High School Graduate$33,333$35,417$25,625
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$35,774$49,000$26,875
Some College$36,172$55,833$23,125

$35,774

Average Earnings

$49,000

Average Male

$26,875

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

100% of Chester residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White217167.37%
Hispanic44100%
Multiple9444.44%

8.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.33%

Male Poverty Rate

9.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 7.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.51%.

Chester Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30%
High School13.04%
Bachelors or Greater7.69%
Some College5%

Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed5.17%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed10.29%
Female Unemployed0%

Chester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$74,659$81,088
Households$72,727$72,470
Married Families$88,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,750$44,270

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

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 Over 65, 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

16

Number of Veterans

7

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea3
Vietnam2
Second Gulf War1
First Gulf War1
World War II0

Chester Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6411
75+3
35 to 542
18 to 340
65 to 740

Chester Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White169.94%

Chester Veterans by Race

Chester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.4%

Labor Force Participation

72.8%

Employment Rate

0.8%

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

57.21%

Born in Chester

99.13%

Native Born

0.87%

Foreign Born

0.87%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.13% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 57.21% having been born in Nebraska. 0.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Chester Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029194-3-1.52%
2028197-3-1.5%
2027200-3-1.48%
2026203-3-1.46%
2025206-3-1.44%
2024209-3-1.42%
2023212-2-0.93%
2022214-2-0.93%
2021216-5-2.26%
202022100%
2019221-1-0.45%
2018222-1-0.45%
2017223-1-0.45%
2016224-4-1.75%
2015228-3-1.3%
201423110.43%
201323020.88%
2012228-1-0.44%
2011229-3-1.29%
201023200%

Chester Population by Year