Chester demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,46323191
Median age36.937.037.4
Male/Female ratio2.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)39%55%55%
Speak English96%78%79%
Speak Spanish3%13%13%
Chester, IL has a population of 8,495 and is the 4,428th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,463 per sq mi which is 533% higher than the Illinois average and 1515% higher than the national average. The median age in Chester is 37 which is approximately equal to the Illinois average of 37. In Chester, 39% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 96% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 78% of Chester residents were born in Illinois, 20% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Chester is 533% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Chester is equal to Illinois.
  • In Chester 73.50% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Chester 25.32% of the population is African American.
  • In Chester 0.41% of the population is Asian.

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Chester population breakdown by race

African American25.32%14.37%12.60%
American Indian0.16%0.22%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.17%
Mixed race0.60%2.16%2.91%
Other race0.00%5.84%4.70%
In Chester, 4.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Chester, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.