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Chester County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2016: 17,628 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 15,540 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,625
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,909
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,375
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,674 (it was 1,285 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 289 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 61 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chester County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.9%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (14.6%), Retail trade (14.3%), Public administration (14.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Chester County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  37.2 years
Tennessee median age:  38.6 years
Males: 8,517  (48.3%)
Females: 9,111  (51.7%)
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Chester County,TN real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Chester County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,171 ($34,349 in 1999)

This county:

$44,171
Tennessee:

$48,547

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $468 (lower quartile is $387, upper quartile is $634)
This county:

$468
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $115,899 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Chester:

$115,899
Tennessee:

$157,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,294 - $186,751
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $991
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $305

Institutionalized population: 167

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 30
  • Burglaries: 51
  • Thefts: 96
  • Auto thefts: 14

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 42
  • Thefts: 73
  • Auto thefts: 6
Chester County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 38 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2010: 27 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $97,500
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $771 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $608 (0.6%)

Chester County household income distribution in 2013 Chester County home values distribution in 2013 Chester County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.4%
Chester County:

16.4%
Tennessee:

15.8%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.2% for American Indian residents, 16.2% for other race residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.2 years old
(Males: 35.5 years old, Females: 38.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.9 years old, Black residents: 34.7 years old, American Indian residents: 50.5 years old, Asian residents: 16.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17.0 years old, Other race residents: 13.4 years old)

Area name: Jackson, TN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chester County is $470 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $593 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $794 a month.

Cities in this county include: West Chester, Henderson, East Chester, Enville.

Chester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Armstrong County, Texas , Crockett County , Harnett County, North Carolina , Loudon County , Deaf Smith County, Texas , Transylvania County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,525
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 537 (41.0% naturalized citizens)

Chester County:

3.1%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 1432010 or later
  • 1712000 to 2009
  • 1781990 to 1999
  • 51980 to 1989
  • 81970 to 1979
  • 3Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.8%

Chester County marital status for males Chester County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,288
  • One, attached: 40
  • Two: 225
  • 3 or 4: 109
  • 5 to 9: 82
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • 50 or more: 77
  • Mobile homes: 1,219
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 31

Housing units in Chester County with a mortgage: 2,188 (0 second mortgage, 45 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,172

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chester County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,83730
Mainline Protestant8699
Black Protestant8487
Other1763
None8,401-
Chester County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Chester County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Chester County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chester County:

13.1%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Chester County:

30.9%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Chester County:

Average size of farms: 154 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $9,402
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $130.23
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.49%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.22%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,264
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,251
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.61
Corn for grain: 4824 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 989 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1280 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 9895 harvested acres
Vegetables: 67 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 8 acres

Earthquake activity:

Chester County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from Chester County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 131.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 213.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from Chester County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: April 04, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1978: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 1978, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 15, 2009 to July 17, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1856: August 21, 2009, FEMA Id: 1856, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1275: May 12, 1999, FEMA Id: 1275, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1197: January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: 1197, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1167: March 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1167, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1010: February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: 1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Chester County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (27%)
  • India (18%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (18%)
  • France (12%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chester County


  • American (24%)
  • African (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • European (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Chester County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,284 (81.3%)
  • Carpooled: 348 (6.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 67 (1.3%)
  • Walked: 248 (4.7%)
  • Worked at home: 324 (6.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Chester County, Tennessee in 2000:

  • 935 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 136 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Chester County, Tennessee in 2010:

  • 1,087 people in college/university student housing
  • 127 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,665.

7.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.13% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($18,361 average AGI)
2.15% relocated from other states ($9,048 average AGI)
Chester County:

2.15%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Madison County, TN  1.87% ($24,059 average AGI)
from McNairy County, TN  0.91% ($27,490)
from Henderson County, TN  0.44% ($28,125)
from Gibson County, TN  0.26% ($41,857)
from Shelby County, TN  0.26% ($33,143)
from Hardeman County, TN  0.20% ($18,909)


7.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.38% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($23,054 average AGI)
2.18% relocated to other states ($10,335 average AGI)
Chester County:

2.18%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Madison County, TN  1.85% ($27,510 average AGI)
to Henderson County, TN  0.72% ($40,077)
to McNairy County, TN  0.52% ($24,357)
to Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($31,529)
to Davidson County, TN  0.24% ($19,538)
to Gibson County, TN  0.18% ($35,400)
to Hardin County, TN  0.18% ($21,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Chester County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Chester County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Chester County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chester County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Chester County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chester County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chester County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chester County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Chester County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,847 (2,251 aged, 596 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 340 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Chester County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (278)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (162)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (157)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (100)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (85)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (84)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (69)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (47)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (44)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (38)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,186
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 834

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,628
  • In family households: 14,306 (1,940 male householders, 2,476 female householders)
    3,202 spouses, 5,073 children (4,562 natural, 451 adopted, 77 stepchildren), 231 grandchildren, 268 brothers or sisters, 383 parents, 333 other relatives, 406 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,073 (793 male householders (672 living alone)), 871 female householders (760 living alone)), 409 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,204

Size of family households: 2,191 2-persons, 987 3-persons, 725 4-persons, 309 5-persons, 98 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,432 1-person, 196 2-persons, 35 3-persons.

2,370 married couples with children.
1,186 single-parent households (251 men, 935 women).

95.8% of residents of Chester speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (19% speak English very well, 70% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (31% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $86,681,000 ($5,496 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,735,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $31,495,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,866,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $863,000
Federal grants: $31,275,000
Federal procurement contracts: $305,000 ($7,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,877,000 ($2,746,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $176,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,174,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,975,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 969
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 805
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +32
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +235
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Chester County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.15 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Chester County, Tennessee Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 1912010 to 2013
  • 1,6662000 to 2009
  • 1,3981990 to 1999
  • 1,1421980 to 1989
  • 1,0901970 to 1979
  • 5271960 to 1969
  • 5531950 to 1959
  • 2551940 to 1949
  • 2181939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chester County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chester County, Tennessee Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 963 rooms
  • 4174 rooms
  • 1,1435 rooms
  • 9816 rooms
  • 7297 rooms
  • 4248 rooms
  • 5319+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester County, Tennessee Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 251 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1343 rooms
  • 6104 rooms
  • 3855 rooms
  • 2536 rooms
  • 1557 rooms
  • 728 rooms
  • 759+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chester County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chester County, Tennessee Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1461 bedroom
  • 7552 bedrooms
  • 2,5733 bedrooms
  • 6864 bedrooms
  • 1755+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester County, Tennessee Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 25no bedroom
  • 1511 bedroom
  • 7492 bedrooms
  • 5663 bedrooms
  • 2214 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Chester County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chester County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 136no vehicle
  • 1,0221 vehicle
  • 1,8322 vehicles
  • 8853 vehicles
  • 3324 vehicles
  • 1315+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chester County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Chester County population
  • 132no vehicle
  • 7371 vehicle
  • 7312 vehicles
  • 1133 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

93.5% of Chester County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Tennessee.

Chester County:

93.5%
State average:

85.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 11,948
  • Other state: 5,048
  • Northeast: 286
  • Midwest: 1,934
  • South: 2,303
  • West: 505
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chester County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.8%Utility gas
  • 40.1%Electricity
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.0%Electricity
  • 31.7%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 36
Here:

2.2%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

1.9%
Tennessee:

12.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 886
Here:

61.8%
Tennessee:

22.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Chester County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $229,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $11,745,000
    Regular Highways: $960,000
    Police Protection: $738,000
    General - Other: $498,000
    Solid Waste Management: $442,000
    Central Staff Services: $369,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $307,000
    General Public Buildings: $284,000
    Financial Administration: $274,000
    Fire Protection: $98,000
    Welfare - Other: $91,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Libraries: $39,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $368,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $717,000
    Health: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $331,000
    Regular Highways: $48,000
    Fire Protection: $35,000
    Central Staff: $34,000
    Police Protection: $31,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,119,000

Chester County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $402,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $261,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $181,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $71,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $746,000
    Rents: $399,000
    Interest Earnings: $228,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $9,733,000
    Highways: $1,592,000
    General Support: $457,000
    All Other: $110,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,036,000
    Total General Sales: $2,118,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $181,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $60,000
    Other Selective Sales: $8,000
    NEC: $2,000

Chester County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,643,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $800,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,938,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $505,000

Chester County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,485,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,351,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,263,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 410
  • Number of aged recipients: 65
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 345
  • Number of recipients under 18: 49
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 245
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 116
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 178
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 184
Chester County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Chester County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Chester County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10773.5 years
Mary10381.2 years
William9872.1 years
John9576.5 years
Robert7676.5 years
Willie4777.2 years
Joe3476.3 years
Thomas3176.2 years
Charles2469.0 years
Ruby2380.8 years
Most common last names in Chester County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10776.3 years
Johnson6876.4 years
Jones4872.2 years
Davis4275.8 years
Ross3776.1 years
Morris3078.9 years
Moore2875.9 years
Young2776.3 years
Thomas2677.1 years
Plunk2574.2 years
Businesses in Chester County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1