Chester, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Chester Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Chester Content

Also See: Chester, VA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Chester, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Chester Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Chesterfield County at latitude 37.352 and longitude -77.4337. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 174 feet.

The formal official name is the Chester Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Chester, Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Chester indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Chester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

Chester Census Designated Place, VA Boundary Map


Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | VA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Bermuda District | Chesterfield County | Virginia Counties / Independent Cities

Search the map for:

Chester, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 21,059
Population in Households 21,055
Population in Familes 17,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,600
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 8,032
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 5,846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,720 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,312 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 538 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $216,359
Average Home Value $232,506


Median Household Income $59,184
Average Household Income $73,276
Per Capita Income $27,919
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% 0.55%
Households 0.14% 0.56%
Families 0.11% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Chester, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 91st
Population Density1 # 162 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 155 74th
Median Household Income # 202 66th
Per Capita Income # 208 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.