Living in Chester, VA

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-03-10

Chester SnackAbility

7.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
8

Chester, VA Cost Of Living

102
Chester's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Chester, Virginia Info Snack

Chester is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. The population was 20,987 at the 2010 census.
Population
22,144
Unemployment
4.3%
Poverty
7.2%
Median Home
$215,200
Median Income
$69,769
Median Rent
$1,215

Rankings for Chester in Virginia

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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, VA

Population over time in Chester

Year Population % Change
2017 22,144 0.9%
2016 21,957 -2.7%
2015 22,564 2.9%
2014 21,927 2.7%
2013 21,355 3.6%
2012 20,606 1.0%
2011 20,398 3.0%
2010 19,806 -0.6%
2009 19,918 -

Race / Ethnicity in Chester

White
69.6% (15,406)
African American
17.5% (3,870)
American Indian
0.2% (45)
Asian
1.1% (253)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.5% (769)
Hispanic
8.1% (1,801)
Race Chester VA USA
White 69.6% 62.2% 61.1%
African American 17.5% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.1% 6.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 8.1% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Chester, Virginia

Less than $10,000
3.5% (76,735)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.9% (108,139)
$15,000 to $24,999
3.3% (73,185)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.7% (215,459)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.7% (237,305)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.1% (466,965)
$75,000 to $99,999
16.2% (358,280)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.9% (441,023)
$150,000 to $199,999
8.1% (179,140)
$200,000 or more
2.6% (58,165)
Income Chester VA USA
Less than $10,000 3.5% 5.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.9% 3.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 3.3% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.7% 7.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.7% 11.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.1% 16.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 16.2% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.9% 16.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.1% 8.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.6% 10.1% 7.0%

Gender in Chester

Female
53.5% (11,857)
Male
46.5% (10,287)
Gender Chester VA USA
Female 53.5% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 46.5% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Chester for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (885)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (1,107)
High School / GED
26.0% (5,757)
Some College
23.0% (5,093)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (2,435)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (4,207)
Master's Degree
9.0% (1,992)
Professional Degree
2.0% (442)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (221)
Education Chester VA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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