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Chester Gap, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Chester Gap Census Designated Place had a population of 866 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.8534 and longitude -78.135 in Rappahannock County. The formal boundaries for the Chester Gap Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chester Gap: Williamsburg.

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Chester Gap, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 866
Population in Households 865
Population in Familes 715
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 416
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $66,354
Average Household Income $96,069
Per Capita Income $39,048


Total Housing Units 367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $284,211
Average Home Value $525,700


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.34% 0.09%
Households 0.34% 0.06%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 2019 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 # 387 35th
Population Density # 394 34th
Diversity Index # 458 23rd
Median Household Income # 209 65th
Per Capita Income # 151 75th

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