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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chesterwas:
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Chester
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.
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