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Income/capita 17%
Household income 32%
Unemployment 89%
IndexChesterNebraskaNational
Income per capita$24,771$28,596$29,829
Median household income$37,386$54,384$55,322
Median income owner occupied$36,932$69,541$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,833$32,466$35,192
Median earnings male$30,417$36,411$36,919
Median earnings female$23,750$24,833$26,250
Unemployment rate0.5%2.9%4.7%
Poverty level14.9%12.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Chester is 17% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Chester is 32% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 89% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Chester is 1% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $24,921$37,386$74,772
      City
      $36,252$54,384$108,768
      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.

      Chester median earnings by income bracket

      Chester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector13.8%21.2%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%11.5%
      Wholesale & retail services23.1%9.6%
      Public administration0.0%3.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.7%1.9%
      Education, health & social services3.1%30.8%
      Other36.9%15.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mahaska, KS58$52,8135%
      Ruskin, NE100$47,81314%
      Scandia, KS504$47,29215%
      Hebron, NE1,573$42,05424%
      Deshler, NE650$40,93826%
      Chester, NE241$37,38632%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Charleston Park, FL241$0100%
      Pukwana, SD241$44,16720%
      Riverside CDP, PA241$24,44056%
      Greenwald, MN241$52,1886%
      Sun Valley, AZ241$12,58077%
      Chester, NE241$37,38632%
      Source: The Chester, NE employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).