Chester's 2023 population is now estimated at 88,513. In 2001, the population of Chester was 81,650. Chester has grown by 0.24% annually. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Chester, which typically includes Chester's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.
Chester is a city located in England. It is situated in the county of Cheshire. It is the most populated city in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Cheshire with a population of 118,200 – about one-third of the total unitary authority’s population of over 332,000.
The city of Chester spreads over a total surface area of 488 square kilometers.
There are more females than males residing in Chester, with the 2011 census showing that 52% of residents were female, while 48% were male. Chester is a walled city and is one of the most well-preserved in Britain and is known for its medieval buildings that still stand today.
Over 90% of the population is White British. Over 2% of the population is Asian, 1% are Irish, and 1.3% are Mixed Race.
Over three-quarters of the population are Christian, while others identify as Muslim, Sikh, Jewish, and Buddhist. Fourteen percent stated in the 2011 Census that they did not have a religion.
The city is expected to see growth through the years, with a 5% growth predicted from 2005 to 2021.
The population over history is a long one, and we will begin near the 1600s when the city had a population of approximately 7,000. Two hundred years later, the population had more than doubled to 15,000 in 1801. Another 50 years later, the population had jumped to 27,000. In 1901, the population had reached 38,000 and has continued to grow as time passes.