Chester demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,48122291
Median age39.537.437.7
Male/Female ratio2.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)39%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%44%43%
Speak English95%77%79%
Speak Spanish4%13%13%
Chester, IL has a population of 8,599 and is the 4,419th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,481 per sq mi which is 566% higher than the Illinois average and 1535% higher than the national average. The median age in Chester is 40 which is approximately 6% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In Chester, 39% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 4% 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 566% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Chester is 6% higher than Illinois.
  • In Chester 72.12% of the population is White.
  • In Chester 27.19% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Chester 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Chester population breakdown by race

Black or African American27.19%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.21%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race0.48%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.00%5.86%4.75%
In Chester, 4.7% 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 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).