StatisticChesterIllinoisNational
Population8,59912,671,821328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,48122891
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Chester is 550% 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
  • In Chester 0.00% of the population is Asian

Compare Chester, IL Demographics

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      Chester population breakdown by race

      RaceChesterIllinoisNational
      White72.12%72.14%73.35%
      Black27.19%14.30%12.63%
      Asian0.00%5.10%5.22%
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Chester age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Chester, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).