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Chester is in Chesterfield County, in the Richmond metro area.
The latitude of Chester is 37.356N. The longitude is -77.441W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 174 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,890.
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13% of Chester residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chester was $23,258, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Chester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,078.
Libraries in Chester include Chester Library, Enon Library ... View libraries
Chesterfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chester political report.
The average commute time for Chester workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Chester include Amerisuites, Clarion, Comfort Inn Chester, Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Chester, Fairfield Inn-Chester, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Homewood Suites Chester Va, Quality Inn, Super 8.
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