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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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Median household income
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$53,171
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chester demographic reports
Once a major shipping point on the Petersburg Railroad; Union forces destroyed the railroad tracks here in 1864

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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28% of Chester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Chester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,078.


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Libraries in Chester include Chester Library, Enon Library ... View libraries

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Chesterfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chester political report.

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The average commute time for Chester workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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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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