Chester employment information

IndexChesterWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$24,023$23,237$28,555
Median household income$36,042$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$47,361$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$22,005$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$28,500$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$25,714$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate2.5%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level5.7%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chester is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 57% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 63% lower than the national average.

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Chester median earnings by income bracket

Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.4%0.0%
Manufacturing sector21.1%0.0%
Financial & insurance services1.9%4.9%
Wholesale & retail services13.4%8.3%
Public administration8.7%5.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%3.7%
Education, health & social services0.5%36.6%
Other38.4%27.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lake Tomahawk, OH640$82,82655%
Pottery Addition, OH316$80,69451%
Patterson Heights, PA630$61,93216%
Hookstown, PA150$60,31313%
Big Beaver, PA2,005$59,58311%
Chester, WV2,564$36,04233%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Walters, OK2,564$44,51617%
Sale Creek, TN2,564$53,1941%
Odem, TX2,563$48,6769%
Daleville, VA2,565$82,01753%
Sylvania, GA2,565$23,82855%
Chester, WV2,564$36,04233%
Source: The Chester, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.