Chester, IL
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Chester, Illinois Info Snack

Population
8,264
Unemployment
3.6%
Poverty
18.2%
Median Home
$96,800
Median Income
$51,830
Median Rent
$609

Chester SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
4
Affordability
9
Diversity
8.5
Safety
9
Amenities
8
Education
3
Commute
9.5

Chester, IL Cost Of Living

79
Chester's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Chester Illinois National Average
Overall 79 98 100
Services 92 95 100
Groceries 103 97 100
Health 90 99 100
Housing 49 96 100
Transportation 88 105 100
Utilities 97 94 100

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Rankings for Chester in Illinois

Map Of Chester, IL

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Population over time in Chester

Year Population % Change
2020 8,264 -1.7%
2019 8,410 -2.2%
2018 8,597 -0.0%
2017 8,599 0.1%
2016 8,592 1.1%
2015 8,495 -0.3%
2014 8,521 -0.0%
2013 8,523 -0.2%
2012 8,540 0.4%
2011 8,510 -

Race / Ethnicity in Chester

White
66.6% (5,500)
African American
25.6% (2,115)
American Indian
0.7% (54)
Asian
0.3% (24)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
0.9% (72)
Hispanic
6.0% (499)
Race Chester IL USA
White 66.6% 60.8% 60.1%
African American 25.6% 13.9% 12.2%
American Indian 0.7% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 0.3% 5.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 0.9% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 6.0% 17.2% 18.2%

Gender in Chester

Female
30.6% (2,525)
Male
69.4% (5,738)
Gender Chester IL USA
Female 30.6% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 69.4% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Chester for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (413)
9-12th Grade
25.0% (2,066)
High School / GED
39.0% (3,222)
Some College
18.0% (1,487)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (413)
Bachelor's Degree
5.0% (413)
Master's Degree
2.0% (165)
Professional Degree
1.0% (82)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Chester IL USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 25.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 5.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Chester, Illinois

Less than $10,000
3.2% (26,354)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.2% (75,674)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.6% (104,288)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.7% (80,569)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.4% (118,594)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.6% (129,136)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (97,511)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.4% (160,385)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.8% (23,342)
$200,000 or more
1.3% (10,541)
Income Chester IL USA
Less than $10,000 3.2% 6.1% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.2% 3.7% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.6% 8.1% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.7% 8.1% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.4% 11.2% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.6% 16.7% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 12.9% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.4% 16.6% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.8% 7.8% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.3% 8.8% 8.3%

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