Chester, New York Population 2020

12,216
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Chester is a city located in New York. Chester has a 2020 population of 12,216. Chester is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 1.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,029 in 2010.

The average household income in Chester is $110,297 with a poverty rate of 4.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,505 per month, and the median house value is $285,500. The median age in Chester is 38.1 years, 35.2 years for males, and 40.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.1 males.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 75.68%
  • Black or African American: 9.13%
  • Other race: 8.30%
  • Asian: 4.62%
  • Two or more races: 1.85%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chester, New York is 12,216, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,148.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,029.

Chester, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,05975.68%
Black or African American1,0939.13%
Some Other Race9938.30%
Asian5534.62%
Two or More Races2221.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native500.42%
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Chester Population Pyramid 2020

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Chester Median Age

38.1


Total

35.2


Male

40.3


Female

Chester Adults

There are 9,405 adults, (1,455 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

50.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female

6,167

51.52%

Male

5,803

48.48%

Chester Households and Families

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.6%7.4%
All84.2%15.8%
Female76.5%23.5%
Non Family68%32%
Male63.3%36.7%

84.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8313.0384.2
Married2,3593.6392.6
Non Family9181.2868
Female4943.3576.5
Male603.8363.3

3.53

Average Family Size

3.03

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Chester Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1251.57%
9th to 12th Grade4085.13%
High School Graduate2,07026.05%
Some College1,70921.50%
Associates Degree99012.46%
Bachelors Degree1,60520.20%
Graduate Degree1,04013.09%
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Chester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,3265,0531,917
Hispanic1,3171,204297
Black859742148
Other Race511423112
Asian416386242
Multiple Races828241
Native American4747

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.17%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,056$62,500$40,612
Less Than High School$16,514$28,750$15,682
High School Grad$50,403$58,371$26,172
Some College$40,704$54,457$34,886
Bachelors Degree$72,063$84,097$53,828
Graduate Degree$81,535$97,188$75,278

$52,056

Average Earnings

$62,500

Average Male

$40,612

Average Female

Chester Language

Chester Language by Age

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Chester Language

84.93% of Chester residents speak only English, while 15.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.93% of the population.

Chester Poverty

Chester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,5613364.44%
Hispanic2,509913.63%
Black1,081726.66%
Other986555.58%

4.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.34%

Male Poverty Rate

5.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Black, with 6.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is Hispanic, with 3.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.99%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.51%
High School4.83%
Some College4.52%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.00%
Male Unemployed14.62%
Female Employed4.71%
Male Employed1.75%

Chester Income

Chester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$102,985$110,297
Families$108,775$121,261
Married Families$118,730-
Non Families$54,500$71,170
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Chester Marital Status

Chester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Chester Veterans

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624

Number of Veterans

599

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam173
First Gulf War150
Second Gulf War124
Korea86
World War II12
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74148
35 to 54147
75+135
55 to 64135
18 to 3459
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5417.37%
Hispanic704.12%
Black414.76%
Other295.08%
Indian1327.66%

Chester Veterans by Education

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6.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Employment Status

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,216340.28%
201912,182340.28%
201812,148340.28%
201712,1142191.84%
201611,895650.55%
201511,830-20-0.17%
201411,850-24-0.20%
201311,874-54-0.45%
201211,928-86-0.72%
201112,014-15-0.12%
201012,0290.00%