Chester, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Chester, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Chester had a population of 225 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

The Village of Chester is located within Chester Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Thayer County.

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Chester, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 225
Population in Households 225
Population in Familes 190
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 384
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $46,974
Average Household Income $65,706
Per Capita Income $29,611


Total Housing Units 150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (28.0%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $185,326


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.37% -0.45%
Households -0.33% -0.37%
Families 1.56% -0.54%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 2018 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 # 336 42nd
Population Density # 450 23rd
Diversity Index # 536 8th
Median Household Income # 388 33rd
Per Capita Income # 235 60th

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