The City of Chester had a population of 2,555 as of July 1, 2018. Chester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 40.6129 and longitude -80.5627 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.
The City of Chester (GNIS ID: 2390576) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Chester: Mercer.
|Population in Households||2,516|
|Population in Familes||1,903|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||39|
|Median Household Income||$36,763|
|Average Household Income||$50,578|
|Per Capita Income||$22,905|
|Total Housing Units||1,364 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||689 (50.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||502 (36.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||173 (12.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$83,168|
|Average Home Value||$123,043|
|Average Household Size||2.11|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.55%|
|Per Capita Income||2.33%|
The table below compares Chester to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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||# 66||84th|
|Population Density||# 26||94th|
|Diversity Index||# 129||68th|
|Median Household Income||# 260||36th|
|Per Capita Income||# 164||60th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.