Chester, Virginia Population 2021

22,032
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Chester is a city located in Virginia. Chester has a 2020 population of 22,032. Chester is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.98% 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 $82,431 with a poverty rate of 6.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,197 per month, and the median house value is $221,900. The median age in Chester is 37.6 years, 37 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.1 males.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 68.17%
  • Black or African American: 22.51%
  • Other race: 4.25%
  • Two or more races: 3.70%
  • Asian: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chester, Virginia is 22,032, 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 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,02068.17%
Black or African American4,96022.51%
Some Other Race9374.25%
Two or More Races8163.70%
Asian2130.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native860.39%
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Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid 2021

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Chester Median Age

37.6


Total

37


Male

38


Female

Chester Adults

There are 16,739 adults, (2,980 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female

11,839

53.74%

Male

10,193

46.26%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
All72.2%27.8%
Male69.2%30.8%
Non Family64.6%35.4%
Female41.4%58.6%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chester Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1552.772.2
Married4,0703.2187.1
Non Family2,3141.1764.6
Female1,3593.5541.4
Male4123.4769.2

3.16

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Chester Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6074.15%
9th to 12th Grade7114.86%
High School Graduate3,89926.66%
Some College3,17121.68%
Associates Degree1,54510.56%
Bachelors Degree2,81619.25%
Graduate Degree1,87712.83%
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Chester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,2119,6443,564
Black2,6942,522756
Hispanic1,174615119
Other Race519250
Multiple Races435399166
Asian18518598
Native American282818

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 native american people with a rate of 64.29%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,324$50,707$34,107
Less Than High School$21,975$35,289$
High School Grad$40,722$46,711$22,254
Some College$39,390$44,390$32,131
Bachelors Degree$54,337$65,972$45,761
Graduate Degree$66,484$78,272$52,981

$44,324

Average Earnings

$50,707

Average Male

$34,107

Average Female

Chester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester Language by Age

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Chester Language

89.79% of Chester residents speak only English, while 10.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.75% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,2395914.15%
Black4,95357611.63%
Hispanic1,91922711.83%
Other93714615.58%
Multiple816799.68%
Native861719.77%
Asian21394.23%

6.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.11%

Male Poverty Rate

9.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Native, with 19.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 4.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.37%.

Chester Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.78%
Some College6.64%
High School4.64%
Bachelors or Greater2.51%

Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed14.16%
Male Unemployed13.82%
Female Employed4.49%
Male Employed1.62%

Chester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,519$82,431
Families$80,295$91,612
Married Families$98,295-
Non Families$39,441$48,670
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Income by Household Type

Chester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

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 Marital Status

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1,881

Number of Veterans

1,657

Male Veterans

224

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War552
Vietnam540
Second Gulf War517
Korea80
World War II45

Chester Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54625
55 to 64480
65 to 74306
75+270
18 to 34200

Chester Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,33311.19%
Black41312.29%
2 or More10422.13%
Hispanic352.38%
Asian3117.42%

Chester Veterans by Race

Chester Veterans by Education

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2.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

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67.6%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Chester Employment by Age

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Chester Employment by Race

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Chester Employment by Education

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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55.20%

Born in Virginia

92.25%

Native Born

7.75%

Foreign Born

4.76%

Non Citizen

2.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.25% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 55.20% having been born in Virginia. 4.76% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202122,0320.00%
202022,0320.00%
201922,032-112-0.51%
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%

Chester Population by Year