Chester, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Chester, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Chester had a population of 222 as of July 1, 2015. Chester ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 40.0102 and longitude -97.6181 in Thayer County. 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. Thayer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,631 feet.

The Village of Chester (GNIS ID: 2397616) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Village of Chester, NE Boundary Map

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Chester, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 222
Population in Households 222
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 379
Diversity Index2 4
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $126,471
Average Home Value $188,315
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,957
Average Household Income $55,856
Per Capita Income $25,278
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.84% -0.36%
Households -0.52% -0.19%
Families 2.46% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 339 42nd
Population Density1 # 452 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 519 11th
Median Household Income # 344 41st
Per Capita Income # 310 47th

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