Income/capita 13%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 100%
Income per capita$26,074$23,401$29,829
Median household income$38,688$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$38,750$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$33,393$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$25,208$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate0.0%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level12.6%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Chester is 13% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Chester is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 100% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Chester is 16% lower than the national average

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      Chester median earnings by income bracket

      Chester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector28.9%36.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services0.0%27.3%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%54.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cedarville, AR1,529$50,3339%
      Alma, AR5,599$46,10317%
      Dyer, AR681$43,05622%
      Winslow, AR398$40,25027%
      Mountainburg, AR614$33,12540%
      Chester, AR174$38,68830%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Gilliam, MO174$51,2507%
      Quinby, VA174$0100%
      Okabena, MN174$46,25016%
      Red Rock CDP (Apache County), AZ174$0100%
      Richland, OR174$32,50041%
      Chester, AR174$38,68830%
      Source: The Chester, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).