Population: 21,093

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 64%
Single 36%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Chester has a very low population density. Chester is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,624 Chester
27,441 New York

City Info

Chester, VA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Chester has a population density of 1,624, with 21,093 current residents.

Out of the 21,093 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 64% of the residents are married and 36% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 44% Rain
  • 8% Snow


60°F average temperature

  • 23 years Median home age
  • $211,960 Median home price
  • -8.21% Home appreciation rate
  • 9.88% Annual property tax
  • 72.4%
    Homes owned
  • 24.1%
    Homes rented
  • 3.5%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Chester, the air quality is 59% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 44% rainy, and 8% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Chester, you should know that 72.4% of homes are owned while 24.1% of homes are rented, and 3.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $211,960, the median age of homes is 23 years, the annual home appreciation is -8.21% and the annual property tax is 9.88%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Chester, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Chester’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Chester is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 45.85% Democratic, 53.31% Republican, and 0.84% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:15


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 87%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 19%
    Bachelors degree
  • 9%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Chester, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.60% of residents are unemployed in Chester (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Chester residents: 13.8% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 22.89% are in the arts and sciences field, 9.5% are in the customer service field, 27.3% are in the sales field, 0.04% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 11.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 15% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 86.53%, 6.26% of residents have an associate’s degree, 19.31% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 9.30% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Chester, you should be aware that the average commute time is 27 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Chester have a few different options. 86% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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