Chester, VA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Chester, Virginia Info Snack

Population
22,098
Unemployment
4.3%
Poverty
7.4%
Median Home
$233,700
Median Income
$73,800
Median Rent
$1,226

Chester SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
6

Chester, VA Cost Of Living

101
Chester's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Chester Virginia National Average
Overall 101 106 100
Services 103 99 100
Groceries 94 98 100
Health 104 98 100
Housing 113 131 100
Transportation 92 93 100
Utilities 104 96 100

Rankings for Chester in Virginia

Map Of Chester, VA

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Population over time in Chester

Year Population % Change
2020 22,098 -0.2%
2019 22,144 0.9%
2018 21,957 -2.7%
2017 22,564 2.9%
2016 21,927 2.7%
2015 21,355 3.6%
2014 20,606 1.0%
2013 20,398 3.0%
2012 19,806 -0.6%
2011 19,918 -

Race / Ethnicity in Chester

White
61.8% (13,647)
African American
24.9% (5,511)
American Indian
0.2% (48)
Asian
1.2% (272)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (16)
Two Or More
3.6% (786)
Hispanic
8.2% (1,818)
Race Chester VA USA
White 61.8% 61.2% 60.1%
African American 24.9% 18.7% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 1.2% 6.6% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 3.6% 3.4% 2.8%
Hispanic 8.2% 9.5% 18.2%

Gender in Chester

Female
53.1% (11,737)
Male
46.9% (10,360)
Gender Chester VA USA
Female 53.1% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 46.9% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Chester for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,104)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (662)
High School / GED
27.0% (5,966)
Some College
20.0% (4,419)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (2,430)
Bachelor's Degree
21.0% (4,640)
Master's Degree
10.0% (2,209)
Professional Degree
2.0% (441)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (220)
Education Chester VA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Chester, Virginia

Less than $10,000
3.6% (79,092)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.6% (101,195)
$15,000 to $24,999
4.1% (91,608)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.0% (176,293)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.0% (309,979)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.6% (365,903)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.0% (309,712)
$100,000 to $149,999
21.4% (472,957)
$150,000 to $199,999
10.6% (233,549)
$200,000 or more
3.1% (69,505)
Income Chester VA USA
Less than $10,000 3.6% 4.8% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.6% 3.3% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 4.1% 7.0% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.0% 7.1% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.0% 10.8% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.6% 16.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.0% 12.9% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 21.4% 17.2% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 10.6% 9.0% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 3.1% 11.6% 8.3%

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