Chester, Texas

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Population in 2013: 315 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.9%
Males: 165  (52.5%)
Females: 150  (47.5%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 75936.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,822 (it was $40,313 in 2000)
Chester:

$41,822
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,244 (it was $14,659 in 2000)

Chester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,168 (it was $37,800 in 2000)
Chester:

$61,168
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $93,819; Detached houses: $105,729; Mobile homes: $48,684

Median gross rent in 2012: $575.

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  • White alone - 295 (94.6%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (3.8%)
  • Black alone - 4 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Chester detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chester: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.2%), German (15.1%), United States (12.0%), English (11.4%), French (7.8%), Czech (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 241 feet

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 197 people per square mile   (very low).

Chester, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester town:

  • Never married: 9.6%
  • Now married: 78.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.9%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Texas as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 154 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $738 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $670 (1.0%)

Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Beaumont, TX (64.8 miles , pop. 113,866).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (67.0 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (92.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Colmesneil, TX (3.2 miles ), Corrigan, TX (3.8 miles ), Woodville, TX (3.8 miles ), Seven Oaks, TX (4.0 miles) , Indian Springs, TX (4.3 miles ), Zavalla, TX (4.4 miles ), Ivanhoe North, TX (4.4 miles ), Diboll, TX (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 30.92 N, Longitude: 94.60 W

Area code: 936

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-7.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (16%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (29%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (21%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Chester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chester, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/30/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Chester town center injured 6 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 1/19/1990, a category F3 tornado 29.2 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 340.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 390.0 miles away from Chester center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 279.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 324.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 257.0 miles away from Chester center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 327.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tyler County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chester:

  • EAST TEXAS HOME HEALTH (14046 MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Chester:

  • CORRIGAN LTC PARTNERS INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CORRIGAN, TX)
  • PINEYWOOD ACRES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CORRIGAN, TX)
  • CARE PLUS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; WOODVILLE, TX)
  • WOODVILLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; WOODVILLE, TX)
  • HOLIDAY PINES NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WOODVILLE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Angelina College (about 27 miles; Lufkin, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,478)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 46 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 11,542)
  • Sam Houston State University (about 59 miles; Huntsville, TX; FT enrollment: 16,233)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 69 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Lamar University (about 69 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lone Star College System (about 74 miles; The Woodlands, TX; FT enrollment: 45,205)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. (about 81 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,236)

Public high school in Chester:

  • Chester High School (Students: 99; Location: YELLOWJACKET DR/F M 1745; Grades: 6-12; Our rating: 18)

Public elementary/middle school in Chester:

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Church in Chester: Hampton Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Mahaffey Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tyler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.2%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Chester compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • Texas State Bank: Chester Branch at 113 Cade St, branch established on 1985/11/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $118.2 mil, Deposits: $105.1 mil, headquarters in Joaquin, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Joaquin Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Chester travel time to work - commute Chester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (46%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Chester town (based on Tyler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.40%
Here: 61.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents75.1%6.0%4.7%4.3%3.0%
Congregations51.7%6.7%11.7%1.7%10.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAmerican Baptist AssociationEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%1.2%0.6%0.6%1.9%
Congregations3.3%3.3%1.7%1.7%8.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Tyler County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Tyler County:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

3.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Tyler County:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$918
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,003
Totals for Government 0$0 4$2,921

6.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hardin County, TX  1.08% ($42,892 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, TX  0.68% ($42,927)
from Harris County, TX  0.65% ($65,974)


7.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, TX  1.06% ($35,109 average AGI)
to Hardin County, TX  1.02% ($32,452)
to Jasper County, TX  0.73% ($35,864)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KETX (1440 AM; 5 kW; LIVINGSTON, TX; Owner: LONE STAR NETWORK)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSML (1260 AM; 5 kW; DIBOLL, TX; Owner: KASA FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWUD (1490 AM; 1 kW; WOODVILLE, TX; Owner: CARROLL TEXAS BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KTXJ (1350 AM; 5 kW; JASPER, TX; Owner: LASTING VALUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • KTHT (97.1 FM; CLEVELAND, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KVST (103.7 FM; WILLIS, TX; Owner: NEW WAVO COMMUNICATION GROUP, INC.)
  • KYKS (105.1 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLL-FM (94.7 FM; WELLS, TX; Owner: RADIO WOODVILLE, INC.)
  • KAFX-FM (95.5 FM; DIBOLL, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHPT (106.9 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSWP (90.9 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: LUFKIN EDUCATIONAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • KQBU-FM (93.3 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KQQK (107.9 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTJM (98.5 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAVX (91.9 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: LUFKIN ED BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KYBI (101.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, TX; Owner: VERNA R. PHILLIPS)
  • KETX-FM (92.3 FM; LIVINGSTON, TX; Owner: LONE STAR NETWORK)
  • KJCS (103.3 FM; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: RADIO LICENSING, INC.)
  • KUEZ (100.1 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: KASA FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLSN (96.3 FM; HUDSON, TX; Owner: LONE STAR NETWOK)
  • KLDN (88.9 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LA. STATE UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • KETX-LP (Channel 5; LIVINGSTON, TX; Owner: LONE STAR NETWORK)
  • KCTL-LP (Channel 25; LIVINGSTON, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KLUF-LP (Channel 5; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KFXL-LP (Channel 58; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIBN-LP (Channel 11; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KLNM-LP (Channel 42; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: MILLENIUM COMMUNICATIONS)

Chester fatal accident list:

Feb 27, 2000 12:40 AM, Us-287, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chester)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Chester

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, TX
Most common first names in Chester, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1277.8 years
Robert1178.6 years
James870.9 years
William679.3 years
Henry566.8 years
Charles572.8 years
Earl469.5 years
Herman469.2 years
Annie482.0 years
Joe479.5 years
Most common last names in Chester, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Barnes1979.3 years
Johnson1469.4 years
Powell1478.8 years
Seamans1387.6 years
Parks869.9 years
Mcqueen776.8 years
Davis672.5 years
Whitworth667.0 years
Priest684.6 years
Darden673.6 years
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