Chester employment information

IndexChesterMarylandNational
Income per capita$41,017$36,670$28,555
Median household income$86,149$74,149$53,482
Median income owner occupied$103,107$93,724$68,142
Median income renter occupied$54,716$45,116$33,219
Median earnings male$53,150$45,763$36,116
Median earnings female$34,523$35,135$25,692
Unemployment rate8.2%5.5%5.8%
Poverty level9.9%10.0%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chester is 44% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 61% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 41% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 37% lower than the national average.

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Chester median earnings by income bracket

Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry16.5%2.4%
Manufacturing sector11.2%2.0%
Financial & insurance services4.4%5.6%
Wholesale & retail services18.6%14.6%
Public administration9.9%10.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.0%1.2%
Education, health & social services4.4%19.1%
Other32.7%40.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fairwood, MD5,249$156,477193%
Highland Beach, MD103$136,250155%
Severna Park, MD38,177$121,710128%
Annapolis Neck, MD11,266$117,111119%
Naval Academy, MD5,517$108,750103%
Chester, MD4,520$86,14961%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Berlin, MD4,520$60,18413%
Obetz, OH4,521$48,7249%
Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,519$166,063211%
Arabi, LA4,521$41,08123%
El Cerro Mission, NM4,519$31,65541%
Chester, MD4,520$86,14961%
Source: The Chester, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.