Chester SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8
Education
3
Commute
8.5

Chester, IL Photos

Chester, Illinois Info Snack

Chester is a city in and the county seat of Randolph County, Illinois, United States, on a bluff above the Mississippi River. The population was 8,586 at the 2010 census. It lies 61 miles (98 km) south of St. Louis, Missouri.
Population
8,597
Unemployment
4.8%
Poverty
16.5%
Median Home
$84,100
Median Income
$35,000
Median Rent
$576

Rankings for Chester in Illinois

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1

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2

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3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

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9

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10

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Map Of Chester, IL

Population over time in Chester

Year Population % Change
2017 8,597 -0.0%
2016 8,599 0.1%
2015 8,592 1.1%
2014 8,495 -0.3%
2013 8,521 -0.0%
2012 8,523 -0.2%
2011 8,540 0.4%
2010 8,510 -

Crime in Chester Per 100k

Crime Chester IL USA
Violent Crime 151.9 438.8 382.9
Murder 0.0 7.8 5.3
Robbery 0.0 137.2 98.0
Aggravated Assault 116.8 250.4 248.9
Property Crime 280.4 2011.4 2362.0
Burglary 93.5 339.5 430.4
Larceny 151.9 1508.8 1694.0
Car Theft 35.1 163.1 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Chester

White
65.0% (5,585)
African American
29.3% (2,520)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.2% (15)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
0.3% (29)
Hispanic
5.2% (448)
Race Chester IL USA
White 65.0% 61.9% 61.5%
African American 29.3% 14.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 5.2% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.3% 1.8% 2.3%
Hispanic 5.2% 16.8% 17.6%

Household Income For Chester, Illinois

Less than $10,000
8.2% (70,495)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.2% (53,301)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.4% (115,199)
$25,000 to $34,999
22.2% (190,853)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.4% (98,005)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.3% (174,519)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.2% (70,495)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.8% (67,056)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.2% (10,316)
$200,000 or more
1.2% (10,316)
Income Chester IL USA
Less than $10,000 8.2% 6.9% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.2% 4.2% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.4% 9.3% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 22.2% 8.8% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.4% 12.3% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.3% 17.4% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.2% 12.7% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.8% 15.0% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.2% 6.5% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 1.2% 6.9% 6.3%

Gender in Chester

Female
29.6% (2,543)
Male
70.4% (6,053)
Gender Chester IL USA
Female 29.6% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 70.4% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Chester for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
7.3% (628)
9-12th Grade
25.4% (2,187)
High School / GED
36.5% (3,138)
Some College
18.3% (1,576)
Associate's Degree
5.2% (451)
Bachelor's Degree
5.3% (452)
Master's Degree
1.5% (125)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.4% (37)
Education Chester IL USA
< 9th Grade 7.3% 5.2% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 25.4% 6.3% 7.2%
High School / GED 36.5% 26.3% 27.3%
Some College 18.3% 20.9% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 5.2% 7.9% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 5.3% 20.5% 19.1%
Master's Degree 1.5% 9.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.2% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.4% 1.3% 1.4%

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