Chester County, Tennessee Population 2024

17,869

Chester County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 17,869 with a growth rate of 0.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chester County, Tennessee is the 72nd largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 17,194 and has seen a growth of 3.93% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,5191300.71%
202818,3891300.71%
202718,2591300.72%
202618,1291300.72%
202517,9991300.73%
202417,8691300.73%
202317,7391300.74%
202217,6091300.74%
202117,4791020.59%
202017,377710.41%
201917,306270.16%
201817,2791260.73%
201717,153210.12%
201617,13220.01%
201517,130-11-0.06%
201417,141210.12%
201317,120400.23%
201217,080-70-0.41%
201117,150-44-0.26%
201017,194
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%
18909,069-9,450-51.03%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.73% (130)
County Website
Chester County
County Seat
2010 Population
17,194
Area
286 mi²
Density
62 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
3.93% (675)
Founded
1882

Chester County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,98886.18%
Black or African American1,79510.32%
Two or more races4232.43%
Other race1560.9%
Asian300.17%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chester County, Tennessee Population by Race

Chester County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Chester County, Tennessee Median Age

38

Total

38

Male

38

Female

Chester County, Tennessee Adults

There are 13,641 adults, (3,003 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, Tennessee.

Chester County, Tennessee Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female9,00851.79%
Male8,38448.21%

Chester County, Tennessee Population by Age

Chester County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,1062.6476.623.4
Married3,2563.2390.39.7
Non Family1,8571.2857.942.1
Female5203.485149
Male4732.9384.615.4
showing: 5 rows

3.17

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chester County, Tennessee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chester County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chester County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 48.5%.

Chester County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,981

Average Earnings

$48,542

Average Male

$32,620

Average Female

Chester County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chester County, Tennessee Language

98.28% of Chester County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 1.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.14% of the population.

Chester County, Tennessee Language

Chester County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,4061,74313%
Black1,75461535.06%
Multiple4209322.14%
Hispanic4977214.49%
Other1532315.03%
Asian171270.59%
showing: 6 rows

15.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.62%

Male Poverty Rate

18.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Tennessee is Asian, with 70.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Tennessee is White, with 13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25%.

Chester County, Tennessee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.9%
High School16.63%
Some College13.34%
Bachelors or Greater2.98%
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Chester County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.04%
Female Employed10.92%
Male Employed2.65%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Chester County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chester County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Chester County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chester County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

757

Number of Veterans

742

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

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Chester County, Tennessee Veterans by War

count

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Chester County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

count

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Chester County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Chester County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.4%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.2%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chester County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chester County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chester County, Tennessee 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

72.55%

Born in Chester County, Tennessee

98.83%

Native Born

1.17%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.83% of Chester County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 72.55% having been born in Tennessee. 0.36% 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

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