Chester Gap, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chester Gap, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Chester Gap Census Designated Place had a population of 849 as of July 1, 2016. Chester Gap ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester Gap is located at latitude 38.8501 and longitude -78.1316 in Rappahannock County. The formal boundaries for the Chester Gap Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rappahannock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,555 feet.

The Chester Gap Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630625) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chester Gap population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chester Gap: Williamsburg.

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Chester Gap, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 849
Population in Households 848
Population in Familes 703
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 407
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 324
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 229
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $286,667
Average Home Value $468,363


Median Household Income $69,239
Average Household Income $88,223
Per Capita Income $36,121
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.21%
Households 0.35% 0.31%
Families -0.14% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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 Gap, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester Gap to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 389 35th
Population Density1 # 397 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 459 23rd
Median Household Income # 166 72nd
Per Capita Income # 131 78th

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