Chester demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)94462791
Median age44.638.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)67%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1838%44%43%
Speak English92%82%79%
Speak Spanish2%7%13%
Chester, MD has a population of 4,944 and is the 6,534th largest city in the United States. The population density is 944 per sq mi which is 51% higher than the Maryland average and 942% higher than the national average. The median age in Chester is 45 which is approximately 16% higher than the Maryland average of 38. In Chester, 67% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 59% of Chester residents were born in Maryland, 34% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

Did you know?

  • The population density in Chester is 51% higher than Maryland.
  • The median age in Chester is 16% higher than Maryland.
  • In Chester 90.03% of the population is White.
  • In Chester 2.73% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Chester 0.16% of the population is Asian.

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      Chester population breakdown by race

      Black or African American2.73%29.63%12.63%
      American Indian0.00%0.27%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
      Mixed race5.99%3.12%3.06%
      Other race1.09%3.67%4.75%
      In Chester, 3.9% 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, MD demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).