Chester, VA

Chester profile

Living in Chester

Chester is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 22,066 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Chester is the 45th largest community in Virginia.

Chester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chester is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester who work in office and administrative support (13.34%), sales jobs (10.97%), and management occupations (8.89%).

Also of interest is that Chester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall education level of Chester citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.31% of adults in Chester have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chester in 2018 was $30,778, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,112 for a family of four. However, Chester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chester is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chester include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Chester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.