Chester, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 20,987.
Population change since 2000: +17.3%
Males: 9,333  (44.5%)
Females: 11,654  (55.5%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 23831, 23834.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $73,393 (it was $53,171 in 2000)
Chester:

$73,393
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,216 (it was $23,258 in 2000)

Chester CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $230,219 (it was $114,200 in 2000)
Chester:

$230,219
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $213,176; detached houses: $222,449; townhouses or other attached units: $314,016; mobile homes: $30,919

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,139.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chester: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.9%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.4% for Black residents, 10.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.7% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chester, VA (2017)
    • 14,73363.1%White alone
    • 5,14722.0%Black alone
    • 2,47610.6%Hispanic
    • 6672.9%Two or more races
    • 3011.3%Asian alone
    • 240.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Virginia as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chester is 435 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: American (14.3%), English (11.5%), German (5.2%), Irish (4.7%), European (3.4%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,616 people per square mile   (low).

Chester, Virginia map

1,712 residents are foreign born (5.1% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This place:

7.3%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,883 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,924 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Richmond, VA (12.9 miles , pop. 197,790).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (72.5 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (220.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bellwood, VA (1.9 miles ),
Chesterfield Court House, VA (2.0 miles ),
Enon, VA (2.5 miles ),
Colonial Heights, VA (2.6 miles ),
Bensley, VA (2.6 miles ),
Ettrick, VA (2.8 miles ),
Hopewell, VA (2.9 miles ),
Matoaca, VA (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.35 N, Longitude: 77.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,001 (-4.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,306 (19.9%)

Area code: 804

Distribution of median household income in Chester, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chester, VA in 2017
Chester satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Virginia:

3.0%
Historical population in Chester, VA
Historical housing units in Chester, VA
Most common industries in Chester, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Chemicals (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Chemicals (7.8%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Chester, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Engineers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.5%)

Average climate in Chester, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Chester, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.0. This is about average.

City:

76.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.264. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.264
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.68. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.68
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.355. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.355
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00159. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00159
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Chester place center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the place center injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from Chester center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 326.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.2 miles away from Chester center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chesterfield County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Main business address for: STAR SCIENTIFIC INC (CIGARETTES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Chester:

  • TYLER'S RETREAT AT IRON BRIDGE (12001 IRON BRIDGE RD)
  • DAVITA - CHESTER DIALYSIS (10360 IRONBRIDGE RD)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (2430 SOUTHLAND DRIVE, SUITE B)
  • NMC HOMECARE INC (1800 COYOTE DRIVE)

located in Chester:

Amtrak stations near Chester:

  • 8 miles: PETERSBURG (ETTRICK, 3516 SOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: RICHMOND, MAIN STREET (RICHMOND, 1500 MAIN STREET) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms.
  • 19 miles: RICHMOND (7519 STAPLES MILL RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Chester:

  • John Tyler Community College (Full-time enrollment: 5,864; Location: 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy; Public; Website: www.jtcc.edu)
  • Richmond School of Health and Technology (Full-time enrollment: 235; Location: 751 WEST HUNDRED ROAD; Private, for-profit; Website: chestercareercollege.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chester:

  • Virginia State University (about 9 miles; Petersburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,815)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (about 14 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 26,647)
  • Virginia Union University (about 15 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • University of Richmond (about 17 miles; University of Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (about 20 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 8,271)
  • College of William and Mary (about 41 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,617)
  • Southside Virginia Community College (about 45 miles; Alberta, VA; FT enrollment: 3,716)

Public high schools in Chester:

  • LLOYD C BIRD HIGH (Students: 1,808, Location: 10301 COURTHOUSE RD., Grades: 9-12)
  • MATOACA HIGH (Students: 1,653, Location: 17700 LONGHOUSE LANE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Chester:

  • RICHMOND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 310, Location: 6511 BELMONT RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 62, Location: 7777 COGBILL RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chester:

  • O B GATES ELEM (Students: 872, Location: 10001 COURTHOUSE RD., Grades: PK-5)
  • JACOBS ROAD ELEM (Students: 772, Location: 8800 JACOBS RD., Grades: PK-5)
  • J A CHALKLEY ELEM (Students: 762, Location: 3301 TURNER ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • WINTERPOCK ELEM (Location: 9000 ELEMENTARY WAY LOOP, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Chester:

  • GUARDIAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 331, Location: 6851 COURTHOUSE RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Chester

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • 103.1 is WNRN which comes in pretty clearly on the radio. Channel 48, 3, 61 and 52 do not come in clearly on the tv

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chester: Chester Golf Course (A), Chesterfield County Police Department - Chester Station (B), Bensley - Bermuda Volunteer Rescue Squad Main Base (C), Chesterfield Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 14 Dutch Gap (D), Chester Branch Chesterfield County Library (E), Chesterfield Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 Chester (F), Dutch Gap Station Number 14 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Bermuda Square Shopping Center (1), Breckenridge Shopping Center (2), Iron Bridge Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chester include: Bermuda Baptist Church (A), Chester Baptist Church (B), Chester United Methodist Church (C), Fellowship Baptist Church (D), Grace Lutheran Church (E), Ironbridge Baptist Church (F), Second Baptist Church (G), Saint Johns Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery (1), Perdue Family Cemetery (2), Old Lane Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Chester Club Lake (A), Rieves Lake (B), Moore Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Great Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Oopey The Clown (Arcades & Amusements; 12802 Captain Drive).

Hotels: Courtyard by Marriott (2001 West Hundred Road), Hampton Inn Richmond-Chester (12610 Chestnut Hill Road), Fairfield Inn by Marriott (12400 Redwater Creek Road), Hampton Inn (12610 Chestnut Hill Road), Comfort Inn Chester (2100 West Hundred Road), Clarion Hotel Chester (2401 West Hundred Road), Holiday Inn Exp Chester (1911 West Hundred Road), Holiday Inn Express-Chester (1911 West Hundred Road), Homewood Suites by Hilton Chester- VA (12810 Old Stage Road).

Courts: Chesterfield County - Courts- Juvenile & Domestic Relations- District C (7000 Lucy Corr Boulevard), Chesterfield County - Courts- General District Court- Clerk's Office (9500 Courthouse Road).

Chesterfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chester and their reported violations in the past:

SOUTH FORTY CAMP RESORT (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chester that have no violations reported:

  • URBANA CONVENIENCE SHOP (EXXON) (Address: 4900 W. HUNDRED ROAD , Serves MD, Population served: 152, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.9%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.4%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with most branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Bermuda Square Branch at 12551 Jefferson Davis Highway, branch established on 1981/12/14; Ironbridge Branch at 12020 Iron Bridge Road, branch established on 1994/09/06. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Union First Market Bank: Chesterfield Meadows Branch at 6401 Centrailia Road, branch established on 2004/11/01; Bermuda Square/Chester Branch at 12601 Jeff Davis Highway, branch established on 1997/11/04. Info updated 2011/08/16: Bank assets: $3,888.6 mil, Deposits: $3,181.6 mil, headquarters in Richmond, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 99 total offices, Holding Company: Union First Market Bankshares Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Chester Branch at 4400 West Hundred Road, branch established on 1969/11/03; River's Bend Branch at 13241 River's Bend Boulevard, branch established on 1997/03/17. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Bank of Southside Virginia: Chester Branch at 4310 West Hundred Road, branch established on 2002/03/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $530.3 mil, Deposits: $452.9 mil, headquarters in Carson, VA, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Southside Virginia Corporation, The
  • Woodforest National Bank: Chester Wal-Mart Branch at 12000 Iron Bridge Road, branch established on 2006/04/19. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Village Bank: Chester Branch at 1440 West Hundred Road, branch established on 2003/06/09. Info updated 2008/11/26: Bank assets: $580.7 mil, Deposits: $487.7 mil, headquarters in Midlothian, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Village Bank And Trust Financial Corp.
  • Bank of Virginia: Chester at 4023 West Hundred Rd., branch established on 2006/05/01. Info updated 2006/04/27: Bank assets: $165.5 mil, Deposits: $147.2 mil, headquarters in Midlothian, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Cordia Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens and Farmers Bank: Chester Branch at 4820 West Hundred Road, branch established on 2007/03/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $921.0 mil, Deposits: $647.3 mil, headquarters in West Point, VA, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: C&F Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Chester Jefferson Davis Highway Bran at 12840 Jefferson Davis Highway, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Chester:

Marital status in Chester, VA
  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chester
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chester, VA (based on Chesterfield County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant52,345171
Mainline Protestant34,07452
Catholic22,8615
Other13,16925
Black Protestant2628
Orthodox1031
None193,422-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 43
This county:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
Chesterfield County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 107
Chesterfield County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 180
This county:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chesterfield County:

8.2%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Chesterfield County:

27.3%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Chesterfield County:

14.4%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.9%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chester:

44.2%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Chester:

29.1
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.5%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chester:

10.8%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chester:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.2%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

54.8%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Chester:

78.9%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chester, VA Residents

7.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.71%
Virginia average:

9.50%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($539 average AGI)
Chesterfield County:

0.06%
Virginia average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richmond city, VA  1.67% ($46,073 average AGI)
from Henrico County, VA  1.13% ($60,227)
from Petersburg city, VA  0.25% ($37,171)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($58,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Virginia average:

9.76%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Chesterfield County:

0.06%
Virginia average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richmond city, VA  1.51% ($39,543 average AGI)
to Henrico County, VA  0.84% ($49,942)
to Powhatan County, VA  0.26% ($87,183)
Businesses in Chester, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6Kmart1
AT&T1Kohl's1
Advance Auto Parts1Kroger1
Applebee's2Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Blockbuster2Marriott2
Budget Car Rental1McDonald's2
Burger King1Nike2
CVS2Nissan1
Chevrolet1OfficeMax1
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Circle K4Papa John's Pizza1
Clarion1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut2
Days Inn1Quality1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks2
FedEx7Subway1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC2Taco Bell1
GameStop1Target1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hardee's1U-Haul3
Hilton2UPS6
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless2
Home Depot1Volkswagen1
Honda1Waffle House1
Hyundai1Walgreens1
IHOP1Walmart1
InTown Suites1Wendy's2
Jones New York1YMCA1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVNZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WFTH (1590 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WXGI (950 AM; 4 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: GEE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WREJ (1540 AM; 10 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WRNL (910 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HOPEWELL, VA; Owner: CHINA CAT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBTK (1380 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • WKHK (95.3 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WDYL (101.1 FM; CHESTER, VA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMXB (103.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVQ (94.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVE-FM (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRXL (102.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMO-FM (105.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJZV (93.1 FM; ETTRICK, VA; Owner: RICHMOND BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WRHH (99.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCDX (92.1 FM; MECHANICSVILLE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBBT-FM (107.3 FM; POWHATAN, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WARV-FM (100.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAUQ (89.7 FM; CHARLES CITY, VA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WVST-FM (91.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKLR (96.5 FM; FORT LEE, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • W274AB (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WWBT (Channel 12; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF VIRGINIA)
  • WTVR-TV (Channel 6; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: ELCOM OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRIC-TV (Channel 8; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RICHMOND, INC.)
  • WCVW (Channel 57; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W39CO (Channel 39; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W48BI (Channel 48; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WXOB-LP (Channel 17; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WKYV-LP (Channel 61; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMA-LP (Channel 52; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUPV (Channel 65; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: BELL BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Chester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 45Number of bridges
  • 387ft / 118mTotal length
  • $7,344,000Total costs
  • 1,374,392Total average daily traffic
  • 65,382Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,180,028Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chester, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 122000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chester, VA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 144 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chester)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chester, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 190 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chester)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chester)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED131$206,41762$156,471520$173,84228$67,7332$4,032,62522$140,6430$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$207,0837$170,95730$182,4443$103,4270$02$85,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$212,7921$254,110169$199,95719$56,4190$09$87,2600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$199,5374$166,648119$187,5164$74,0000$04$142,9101$199,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$200,0031$91,00040$165,2271$50,0000$02$151,8900$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1004.07 , 1004.08, 1005.05, 1005.06

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$170,29615$190,364
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$251,7238$270,384
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$195,0001$171,090
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$381,5001$293,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1004.07 , 1004.08, 1005.05, 1005.06

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chester, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chester, VA - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 167. The highest number of reported fires - 232 took place in 2006, and the least - 36 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chester, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (40.3%), and Structure Fires (36.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chester, VA
    • 1,00840.3%Outside Fires
    • 90836.3%Structure Fires
    • 56022.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 261.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chester, Virginia:

  • Comfort Inn Chester, 2100 W Hundred Rd, Chester, Virginia 23836 , Phone: (804) 751-0000, Fax: (804) 748-5581
  • Hampton Inn-chester, 12610 Chestnut HL Rd, Chester, Virginia 23836 , Phone: (804) 768-8888, Fax: (804) 768-0521
  • Suburban, 2401 W Hundred Rd, Chester, Virginia 23831 , Phone: (804) 748-6321, Fax: (804) 796-9706
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton, 12810 Old Stage Rd, Chester, Virginia 23836 , Phone: (804) 751-0010, Fax: (804) 751-0031
  • Intown Suites Richmond South, 2601 Perdue Springs Dr, Chester, Virginia 23831 , Phone: (804) 706-1999, Fax: (804) 748-2192
  • Country Inn & Suites, 2406 W Hundred Rd, Chester, Virginia 23831 , Phone: (804) 751-0080, Fax: (804) 751-0117
  • Residence Inn Richmond Chester, 800 Bermuda Hundred Rd, Chester, Virginia 23836 , Phone: (804) 530-5501, Fax: (804) 530-0606
  • Days Inn, 2410 W Hundred Rd, Chester, Virginia 23831 , Phone: (804) 748-5871, Fax: (804) 748-3249
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chester, Virginia
Most common first names in Chester, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William14874.0 years
Mary13978.9 years
John13272.6 years
James13171.3 years
Robert9269.8 years
Charles7970.1 years
Joseph5873.7 years
George5374.5 years
Richard5167.6 years
Margaret4979.9 years
Most common last names in Chester, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones6671.4 years
Smith3677.2 years
Williams3070.1 years
Martin2875.4 years
Davis2873.4 years
Johnson2773.6 years
Harris2473.2 years
Vaughan2372.9 years
Brown2372.2 years
Scott2173.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chester, VA
  • 68.2%Electricity
  • 21.2%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chester, VA
  • 74.8%Electricity
  • 21.3%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Chester compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Chester on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 2,000 householders)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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