Chester, Virginia Population 2020

22,144
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Chester is a city located in Virginia. Chester has a 2020 population of 22,144. Chester is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 5.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,987 in 2010. Chester reached it's highest population of 22,564 in 2016.

The average household income in Chester is $81,363 with a poverty rate of 7.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,215 per month, and the median house value is $215,200. The median age in Chester is 39.2 years, 38.5 years for males, and 40 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 72.77%
  • Black or African American: 17.71%
  • Other race: 4.08%
  • Two or more races: 3.95%
  • Asian: 1.28%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chester, Virginia is 22,144, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,144.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,987.

Chester, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,11572.77%
Black or African American3,92217.71%
Some Other Race9044.08%
Two or More Races8753.95%
Asian2831.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.20%
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Chester Population Pyramid 2020

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Chester Median Age

39.2


Total

38.5


Male

40


Female

Chester Adults

There are 16,840 adults, (2,995 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female

11,857

53.54%

Male

10,287

46.46%

Chester Households and Families

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
Male71.6%28.4%
All70.6%29.4%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Female45.3%54.7%

70.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1092.7370.6
Married4,1303.2385
Non Family2,2461.2358.9
Female1,3243.4845.3
Male4093.571.6

3.16

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Chester Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6964.70%
9th to 12th Grade8105.47%
High School Graduate3,77725.50%
Some College3,41423.05%
Associates Degree1,62410.97%
Bachelors Degree2,75618.61%
Graduate Degree1,73211.70%
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Chester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,91010,1493,548
Black2,2672,121634
Hispanic1,140570115
Other Race495202
Multiple Races367323123
Asian21021087
Native American1717

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 41.43%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,525$48,920$35,646
Less Than High School$22,016$34,178$
High School Grad$37,658$44,666$21,109
Some College$41,245$45,614$33,487
Bachelors Degree$52,625$67,226$43,981
Graduate Degree$65,664$75,896$52,948

$43,525

Average Earnings

$48,920

Average Male

$35,646

Average Female

Chester Language

Chester Language by Age

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Chester Language

90.61% of Chester residents speak only English, while 9.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.75% of the population.

Chester Poverty

Chester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,91569017.62%
White15,3785853.80%
Hispanic1,80118510.27%
Other90415417.04%
Multiple87510111.54%
Native452862.22%

7.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.03%

Male Poverty Rate

9.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Native, with 62.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 3.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.55%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.92%
Some College8.34%
High School5.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.52%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.04%
Male Unemployed22.33%
Female Employed4.05%
Male Employed1.81%

Chester Income

Chester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,769$81,363
Families$77,862$90,668
Married Families$93,946-
Non Families$39,492$47,130
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Chester Marital Status

Chester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

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 Over 65, 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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2,024

Number of Veterans

1,749

Male Veterans

275

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam660
First Gulf War601
Second Gulf War483
Korea70
World War II60
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54725
55 to 64456
65 to 74389
75+307
18 to 34147
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,52911.98%
Black36413.55%
2 or More9321.48%
Hispanic553.87%
Asian3816.96%

Chester Veterans by Education

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1.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Employment Status

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.35%

Born in Virginia

92.33%

Native Born

7.67%

Foreign Born

4.47%

Non Citizen

3.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.33% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 55.35% having been born in Virginia. 4.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202022,1440.00%
201922,1440.00%
201822,1441870.85%
201721,957-607-2.69%
201622,5646372.91%
201521,9275722.68%
201421,3557493.63%
201320,6062081.02%
201220,3985922.99%
201119,806-1,181-5.63%
201020,9870.00%