Chester, West Virginia Population 2024

2,044

Chester is a city located in Hancock County West Virginia. Chester has a 2024 population of 2,044. Chester is currently declining at a rate of -1.87% annually and its population has decreased by -7.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,202 in 2020.

The average household income in Chester is $66,606 with a poverty rate of 9.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chester is 57.8 years, 48 years for males, and 65.6 years for females.

Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 92.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 5.01%
  • Two or more races: 1.78%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,045.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.18% (-158)
The current population of Chester, West Virginia is 2,044 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,202.

Chester, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,97992.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1075.01%
Two or more races381.78%
Asian100.47%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Other race00%

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid 2024

Chester Median Age

57.8

Total

48

Male

65.6

Female

Chester Adults

There are 1,862 adults, (829 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

106.6

Age Dependency Ratio

80.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female1,31161.43%
Male82338.57%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1501.8674.325.7
Non Family5141.1167.132.9
Married5092.4888.811.2
Female1152.334060
Male122.581000

2.46

Average Family Size

1.86

Average Household Size

74.3%

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 Grade864.73%
Associates Degree22512.36%
Bachelors Degree46625.6%
Graduate Degree201.1%
High School Graduate61733.9%
Less Than 9th Grade382.09%
Some College36820.22%

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
White1,6731,569486
Islander1071070
Hispanic1840
2+ Races12110
Asian1050

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.05%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$29,551$43,214$29,135
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$35,972$52,843$29,728
Some College$53,261$54,142$40,855

$35,972

Average Earnings

$52,843

Average Male

$29,728

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

100% of Chester residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,94420110.34%
Hispanic35411.43%
Multiple3812.63%

9.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

13%

Male Poverty Rate

7.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is Hispanic, with 11.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is Multiple, with 2.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.38%.

Chester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.29%
High School14.59%
Some College8.94%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed58.46%
Female Unemployed42.11%
Male Employed3.54%
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$99,020$85,515
Households$58,988$66,606
Married Families$104,550$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,000$43,208

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Chester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

176

Number of Veterans

176

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam45
First Gulf War36
Second Gulf War28
Korea6
World War II5

Chester Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6448
35 to 5436
75+35
65 to 7429
18 to 3428

Chester Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1709.96%
Asian550%
2+ Races12.63%

Chester Veterans by Race

Chester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.7%

Labor Force Participation

43.2%

Employment Rate

9.4%

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

30.69%

Born in Chester

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 30.69% having been born in West Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Chester Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,846-40-2.12%
20281,886-39-2.03%
20271,925-40-2.04%
20261,965-39-1.95%
20252,004-40-1.96%
20242,044-39-1.87%
20232,083-40-1.88%
20222,123-38-1.76%
20212,161-41-1.86%
20202,202-137-5.86%
20192,339-27-1.14%
20182,366-33-1.38%
20172,399-26-1.07%
20162,425-37-1.5%
20152,462-28-1.12%
20142,490-15-0.6%
20132,505-11-0.44%
20122,516-19-0.75%
20112,535-8-0.31%
20102,543-49-1.89%
20002,592-313-10.77%
19902,905-392-11.89%
19803,297-317-8.77%
19703,614-173-4.57%
19603,787290.77%
19503,758-47-1.24%
19403,8051042.81%
19303,70141812.73%
19203,283993.11%
19103,18400%
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Chester Population by Year