Chester, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chester, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Chester is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Thayer County at latitude 40.0102 and longitude -97.6181. Thayer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,631 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Chester, but most people and references simply refer to it as Chester, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Chester indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Village of Chester, NE Boundary Map


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Chester, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 225
Population in Households 225
Population in Familes 189
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 384
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $51,786
Average Home Value $90,625


Median Household Income $46,608
Average Household Income $56,772
Per Capita Income $25,585
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.72% -0.27%
Households -0.43% 0.0%
Families 3.38% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Chester, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 333 43rd
Population Density1 # 452 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 485 16th
Median Household Income # 337 42nd
Per Capita Income # 263 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.