Chester demographics profile

StatisticChesterIllinoisNational
Population8,49512,868,747314,107,084
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%

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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

RaceChesterIllinoisNational
Caucasian73.50%72.51%73.81%
African American25.32%14.37%12.60%
Asian0.41%4.88%5.00%
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.