Chester, New Jersey Population 2024

1,682

Chester is a city located in Morris County New Jersey. Chester has a 2024 population of 1,682. Chester is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 0.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,668 in 2020.

The average household income in Chester is $185,544 with a poverty rate of 6.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chester is 45 years, 42.2 years for males, and 49.4 years for females.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 90%
  • Two or more races: 5.41%
  • Asian: 2.03%
  • Other race: 1.01%
  • Black or African American: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,056.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.84% (14)
The current population of Chester, New Jersey is 1,682 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,668.

Chester, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,33290%
Two or more races805.41%
Asian302.03%
Other race151.01%
Black or African American140.95%
Native American90.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid 2024

Chester Median Age

45

Total

42.2

Male

49.4

Female

Chester Adults

There are 1,182 adults, (307 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female69346.82%
Male78753.18%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5822.574.225.8
Married3593.048812
Non Family1651.148.551.5
Female492.9461.238.8
Male94.4466.733.3

3.02

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chester Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade292.68%
9th to 12th Grade282.58%
High School Graduate23421.59%
Some College857.84%
Associates Degree605.54%
Bachelors Degree38635.61%
Graduate Degree26224.17%

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
White931903600
Hispanic1027316
2+ Races342917
Asian212119
Black12124
Other Race1180

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 90.48%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$80,270$98,393$57,727
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$28,125
Some College$80,104$107,045$17,132
Bachelors Degree$91,250$136,875$59,886
Graduate Degree$85,625$156,250$76,625

$80,270

Average Earnings

$98,393

Average Male

$57,727

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

87.08% of Chester residents speak only English, while 12.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.97% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,249776.16%
Hispanic1271612.6%
Black1218.33%

6.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.01%

Male Poverty Rate

5.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Hispanic, with 12.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 6.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.22%.

Chester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School26.07%
Less Than 9th Grade10.53%
Some College7.59%
Bachelors or Greater1.23%

Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.24%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
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
Households$142,857$185,544
Families$204,688$238,000
Married Families$213,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,931$50,944

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

60.9%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

84

Number of Veterans

78

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea21
Vietnam20
First Gulf War18
Second Gulf War9
World War II0

Chester Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+38
35 to 5421
65 to 7413
18 to 346
55 to 646

Chester Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White726.58%
2+ Races1235.29%
Hispanic65.41%

Chester Veterans by Race

Chester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

2.9%

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

55.47%

Born in Chester

87.23%

Native Born

12.77%

Foreign Born

4.19%

Non Citizen

8.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.23% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 55.47% having been born in New Jersey. 4.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chester Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,69930.18%
20281,69640.24%
20271,69230.18%
20261,68940.24%
20251,68530.18%
20241,68240.24%
20231,67830.18%
20221,67500%
20211,67570.42%
20201,668452.77%
20191,623-17-1.04%
20181,640-8-0.49%
20171,648-4-0.24%
20161,652-5-0.3%
20151,657-4-0.24%
20141,661-1-0.06%
20131,66220.12%
20121,66010.06%
20111,65990.55%
20101,65000%

Chester Population by Year