Chester, Vermont Population 2024

3,004

Chester is a city located in Windham County and Windsor County Vermont. Chester has a 2024 population of 3,004. Chester is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually but its population has increased by 0.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,001 in 2020.

The average household income in Chester is $92,773 with a poverty rate of 5.34%. The median age in Chester is 50 years: 50.8 years for males, and 49.5 years for females.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 96.72%
  • Black or African American: 2.19%
  • Two or more races: 0.83%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Vermont
Land Area (mi²)
55.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
53.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.1% (3)
The current population of Chester, Vermont is 3,004 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,001.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,91896.72%
Black or African American662.19%
Two or more races250.83%
Other race80.27%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid 2024

Chester Median Age

50

Total

50.8

Male

49.5

Female

Chester Adults

There are 2,556 adults, (928 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

85.3

Age Dependency Ratio

57

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female1,53450.85%
Male1,48349.15%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2582.483.516.5
Married7792.9786.413.6
Non Family4351.2376.823.2
Female313.91000
Male133.771000

3

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

83.5%

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 Grade582.55%
Associates Degree1717.53%
Bachelors Degree68430.11%
Graduate Degree23810.48%
High School Graduate62027.29%
Less Than 9th Grade421.85%
Some College45920.2%

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
White2,2362,136897
Black161616
2+ Races12121
Other Race888

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$52,602$50,536$53,724
Graduate Degree$76,250$133,750$71,213
High School Graduate$30,500$52,115$21,395
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$51,772$51,683$51,863
Some College$36,528$0$36,806

$51,772

Average Earnings

$51,683

Average Male

$51,863

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

96.62% of Chester residents speak only English, while 3.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.96% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,9181615.52%

5.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.63%

Male Poverty Rate

2.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 5.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 5.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.38%.

Chester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College20.32%
High School2.9%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.84%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%

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$117,074$123,789
Households$64,756$92,773
Married Families$117,697$-999,999,999
Non Families$20,462$33,272

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

64.4%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

205

Number of Veterans

205

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam145
First Gulf War38
Korea8
Second Gulf War6
World War II0

Chester Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74134
35 to 5444
75+27
18 to 340
55 to 640

Chester Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2058.27%

Chester Veterans by Race

Chester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

54.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

2%

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

50.05%

Born in Chester

95.03%

Native Born

4.97%

Foreign Born

0.76%

Non Citizen

4.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.03% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 50.05% having been born in Vermont. 0.76% 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
20292,954-10-0.34%
20282,964-10-0.34%
20272,974-10-0.34%
20262,984-10-0.33%
20252,994-10-0.33%
20243,004-10-0.33%
20233,014-10-0.33%
20223,024-10-0.33%
20213,034331.1%
20203,001-22-0.73%
20193,023-11-0.36%
20183,034-8-0.26%
20173,042-12-0.39%
20163,054-6-0.2%
20153,060-12-0.39%
20143,072-25-0.81%
20133,097-13-0.42%
20123,110-29-0.92%
20113,139-7-0.22%
20103,14600%

Chester Population by Year