Chester, West Virginia Population 2022

2,285
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Chester is a city located in Hancock County West Virginia. Chester has a 2020 population of 2,285. Chester is currently declining at a rate of -1.21% annually and its population has decreased by -11.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,578 in 2010.

The average household income in Chester is $48,383 with a poverty rate of 8.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $613 per month, and the median house value is $99,200. The median age in Chester is 48 years, 49.7 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Chester Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chesterwas:

  • White: 95.67%
  • Two or more races: 4.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Chester, West Virginia is 2,285 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,285.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,578.

Chester, West Virginia Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,07895.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.05%
Two or More Races934.28%
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Chester Population by Race

Chester Population Pyramid 2022

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Chester Median Age

56.4


Total

49.2


Male

57.3


Female

Chester Adults

There are 1,739 adults, (579 of whom are seniors) in Chester.

Chester Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

49.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Sex Ratio

Female

1,252

57.64%

Male

920

42.36%

Chester Population by Age

Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married85.3%14.7%
All66.8%33.2%
Non Family61.9%38.1%
Female8%92%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chester Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2201.7866.8
Married4912.4185.3
Male152.87100
Female1132.658
Non Family6011.0861.9

2.46

Average Family Size

1.78

Average Household Size

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Chester Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade19611.76%
High School Graduate55633.35%
Some College50730.41%
Associates Degree1599.54%
Bachelors Degree24914.94%
Graduate Degree0.00%
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Chester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5891,453249
Islander11
2+ Races7717

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.67%.

Chester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,153$41,813$25,787
Less Than 9th Grade$40,111$40,111$
High School Graduate$26,394$38,889$25,658
Some College$47,998$48,581$26,987
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,153

Average Earnings

$41,813

Average Male

$25,787

Average Female

Chester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester Language by Age

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Chester Language

100.00% of Chester residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Chester Language

Chester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,0781225.87%
OtherNaN%
Multiple936064.52%

8.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.22%

Male Poverty Rate

7.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester is White, with 5.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester is Multiple, with 64.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.58%.

Chester Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.61%
High School7.55%
Some College7.21%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Chester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.90%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Chester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,993$51,954
Families$67,472$69,692
Married Families$87,628-
Non Families$27,844$33,686
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Income by Household Type

Chester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Chester Marital Status by Race

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Chester Marital Status

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259

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War32
First Gulf War
Vietnam18
Korea22
World War II

Chester Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3432
35 to 5484
55 to 64103
65 to 7418
75+22

Chester Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White19912.10%
2+ Races6064.52%

Chester Veterans by Race

Chester Veterans by Education

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23.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Veterans by Education

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53.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

8.7%

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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33.06%

Born in Chester

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Chester residents were born in the United States, with 33.06% having been born in West Virginia. 0.00% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19103,1840.00%
19203,283990.31%
19303,7014181.21%
19403,8051040.28%
19503,758-47-0.12%
19603,787290.08%
19703,614-173-0.47%
19803,297-317-0.91%
19902,905-392-1.26%
20002,592-313-1.13%
20102,578-14-0.05%
20112,569-9-0.35%
20122,550-19-0.74%
20132,539-11-0.43%
20142,521-18-0.71%
20152,492-29-1.15%
20162,458-34-1.36%
20172,429-29-1.18%
20182,397-32-1.32%
20192,369-28-1.17%
20202,341-28-1.18%
20212,313-28-1.20%
20222,285-28-1.21%

Chester Population by Year