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Popular gambling spot, drawing visitors from neighboring states
Chester is a city in Hancock County, in the Weirton-Steubenville metro area.
The latitude of Chester is 40.613N. The longitude is -80.563W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,454.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Steubenville-Weirton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26034 ZIP code.
21% of Chester residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $17,137, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% 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 $310. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $634.
Libraries in Chester include Lynn Murray Memorial ... View libraries
Hancock 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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