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 845 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chester Gap: Williamsburg.

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


Total Population 845
Daytime Population: Workers 61
Daytime Population: Residents 412
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 473
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 844
Population in Familes 697
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 405
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $72,530
Average Household Income $91,395
Per Capita Income $36,910


Total Housing Units 358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $288,372
Average Home Value $473,182


Total Households 320
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 225
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 0.1% 0.17%
Households 0.13% 0.19%
Families -0.36% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 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 # 388 35th
Population Density # 398 33rd
Diversity Index # 467 21st
Median Household Income # 157 74th
Per Capita Income # 131 78th

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