Chester County, Tennessee Population 2021

Chester County, Tennessee's estimated population is 17,401 with a growth rate of 0.30% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chester County, Tennessee is the 74th largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 17,194 and has seen a growth of 1.20% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,401520.30%
202017,349520.30%
201917,297520.30%
201817,245910.53%
201717,154240.14%
201617,13070.04%
201517,123-13-0.08%
201417,136200.12%
201317,116400.23%
201217,076-74-0.43%
201117,150-44-0.26%
201017,1944,37534.13%
199012,819920.72%
198012,7272,80028.21%
19709,9273583.74%
19609,569-1,580-14.17%
195011,149250.22%
194011,1245214.91%
193010,6039349.66%
19209,6695796.37%
19109,090-806-8.14%
19009,8968279.12%
18909,0690.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.30% (52)
County Website
Founded
1882
County Seat
2010 Population
17,194
Growth Since 2010
1.20% (207)
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Chester County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,79486.06%
Black or African American1,5358.93%
Two or More Races4252.47%
Some Other Race3522.05%
Asian780.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.03%
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Chester County, Tennessee Population by Race

Chester County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Chester County, Tennessee Median Age

37.7


Total

36.6


Male

40.1


Female

Chester County, Tennessee Adults

There are 13,315 adults, (2,906 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, Tennessee.

Chester County, Tennessee Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

8,914

51.86%

Male

8,276

48.14%

Chester County, Tennessee Population by Age

Chester County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chester County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female57.1%42.9%
Non Family63.4%36.6%
Male71.7%28.3%
All77.1%22.9%
Married87.4%12.6%

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chester County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,0602.6377.1
Married3,5713.0287.4
Non Family1,5891.2863.4
Female6883.4457.1
Male2123.3371.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Chester County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3933.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,24911.26%
High School Graduate4,34239.15%
Some College2,66023.98%
Associates Degree6776.10%
Bachelors Degree1,0549.50%
Graduate Degree7166.46%
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Chester County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chester County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,7228,2851,643
Black99190275
Hispanic214145
Other Race134107
2+ Races1329132
Asian322620

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.50%.

Chester County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,808$46,489$27,336
Less Than 9th Grade$27,688$39,196$21,796
High School Graduate$31,363$41,563$19,552
Some College$40,156$65,778$29,500
Bachelors Degree$43,403$48,657$38,051
Graduate Degree$59,583$72,188$43,478

$35,808

Average Earnings

$46,489

Average Male

$27,336

Average Female

Chester County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Chester County, Tennessee Language

97.75% of Chester County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.50% of the population.

Chester County, Tennessee Language

Chester County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,5831,65312.17%
Black1,43451435.84%
Hispanic42318042.55%
Other34617951.73%
Multiple42516839.53%
Asian681014.71%

15.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.62%

Male Poverty Rate

16.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Tennessee is Other, with 51.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Tennessee is White, with 12.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.98%.

Chester County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.42%
High School13.65%
Some College12.10%
Bachelors or Greater1.81%

Chester County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Unemployed42.91%
Female Employed7.62%
Male Employed3.13%

Chester County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,946$61,924
Families$59,863$71,907
Married Families$65,979-
Non Families$19,002$31,442
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Income by Household Type

Chester County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Chester County, Tennessee 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 55-64.

Chester County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Chester County, Tennessee Marital Status

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1,052

Number of Veterans

1,035

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam421
First Gulf War280
Second Gulf War198
Korea119
World War II26

Chester County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54301
65 to 74297
75+262
55 to 64110
18 to 3482

Chester County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9678.25%
Black725.85%
2+ Races139.77%
Hispanic41.83%

Chester County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Chester County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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1.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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54.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Chester County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Chester County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Chester County, Tennessee 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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67.93%

Born in Chester County, Tennessee

98.33%

Native Born

1.67%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.33% of Chester County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 67.93% having been born in Tennessee. 1.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chester County, Tennessee Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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