Chester is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Chester Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Chesterfield County at latitude 37.3568 and longitude -77.4417. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 174 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Chester Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 13.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.Photos of the local Chester, VA area
Also See: Chester, VA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||21,055|
|Population in Familes||17,924|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||4|
|Average Household Size||2.62|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||2.73%|
|Per Capita Income||2.3%|
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.
|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.