Chester, VA 23836 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23836: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chester, VA 23836

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 306
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,132
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 326
  • County: Chesterfield County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.349, Longitude -77.324
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Chester, VA 23836 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,730
Daytime Population: Workers 8,379
Daytime Population: Residents 6,771
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,150
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 13,730
Population in Familes 11,979
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 524
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $82,455
Average Household Income $99,729
Per Capita Income $36,507


Total Housing Units 5,646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,683 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,343 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 620 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $260,972
Average Home Value $286,777


Total Households 5,026
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 3,803
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.58% 1.56%
Households 1.51% 1.5%
Families 1.35% 1.39%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Chester, VA 23836 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23836 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 212 76th
Population Density # 201 77th
Diversity Index # 161 82nd
Median Household Income # 123 86th
Per Capita Income # 175 80th

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