Chester employment information

IndexChesterMarylandNational
Income per capita$40,285$37,756$29,829
Median household income$86,250$76,067$55,322
Median income owner occupied$106,932$95,994$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,278$47,333$35,192
Median earnings male$56,964$46,495$36,919
Median earnings female$32,000$35,612$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level7.7%9.9%15.1%
The Chester, MD employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Chester is $40,285, which is 7% higher than than the Maryland average and 35% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $86,250, which is 13% higher than than the Maryland average and 56% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Chester is 6%, which is 31% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Chester is 8% which is 49% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$57,494$86,250$172,500
City
$50,706$76,067$152,134
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Chester is 35% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 56% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 49% lower than the national average.

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Chester median earnings by income bracket

Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry16.3%5.3%
Manufacturing sector13.6%4.0%
Financial & insurance services4.2%7.0%
Wholesale & retail services18.6%11.2%
Public administration8.1%6.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%1.7%
Education, health & social services5.5%23.1%
Other28.8%36.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fairwood, MD5,756$146,953166%
Severna Park, MD38,514$128,845133%
Mayo, MD9,048$126,534129%
Annapolis Neck, MD10,649$125,741127%
Highland Beach, MD114$114,688107%
Chester, MD4,944$86,25056%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fairfield, IL4,944$37,85732%
Eagar, AZ4,943$58,3215%
Needles, CA4,945$34,21438%
Medina, TX4,947$29,42647%
Circle Pines, MN4,947$73,35233%
Chester, MD4,944$86,25056%
Source: The Chester, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).