Chester, VA Population

By | July 1, 2019

Population: 17,890
Males: 8,710 (48.7%), Females: 9,180 (51.3%)

Chesterfield County

Zip codes: 23831, 23836.

Median resident age: 35.2 years
Median household income: $53,171
Median house value: $122,200

Races in Chester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.6%)
  • Black (13.4%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Korean (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (14.4%), English (13.8%), German (12.2%), Irish (10.1%), Italian (3.4%), Scottish (2.2%).

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chester

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester CDP

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

4.6% Foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Chester:

  • HIRAM W DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; PETERSBURG, VA)
  • SOUTHSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; PETERSBURG, VA)
  • COLUMBIA JOHN RANDOLPH MEDICAL CENTER` (about 11 miles; HOPEWELL, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chester:

  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL (about 14 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Abbreviation: RIC)
  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 68 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Abbreviation: PHF)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 78 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Abbreviation: LFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chester:

  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY (about 7 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Abbreviation: FCI)
  • WATHALL CHANNEL (about 8 miles; CHESTER, VA; Abbreviation: 2G6)
  • DINWIDDIE COUNTY (about 13 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; Abbreviation: PTB)
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 and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Chester:

  • JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,520; Location: 13101 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY; Public; Website: www.jt.cc.va.us)
  • ATLANTIC BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE INC (Location: 500 BAPTIST DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.abbc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chester:

  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,641)
  • UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND (about 13 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Full-time enrollment: 18,753)
  • J SARGEANT REYNOLDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,906)
  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (about 48 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 7,133)
  • MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE (about 66 miles; FREDERICKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,731)
  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 67 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,557)

Schools

Public high schools in Chester:

  • THOMAS DALE HIGH (Students: 2,073; Location: 3626 W HUNDRED RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY HIGH (Students: 308; Location: 12400 BRANDERS BRIDGE ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chester:

  • CARVER MIDDLE (Students: 1,445; Location: 3800 COUGAR TRAIL; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • C. C. WELLS ELEM. (Students: 875; Location: 13101 S CHESTER RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ECOFF ELEM. (Students: 819; Location: 5200 ECOFF AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHESTER MIDDLE (Students: 762; Location: 3900 W. HUNDRED RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • C. E. CURTIS ELEM. (Students: 748; Location: 3600 W HUNDRED RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HARROWGATE ELEM. (Students: 623; Location: 15501 HARROWGATE RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ENON ELEM. (Students: 610; Location: 2001 E HUNDRED RD; Grades: PK – 05)