|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Chester is 137. Chester, Iowa is the 17,495th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Chester was in 1990, when its population was 172. In 1990, Chester was the 17,190th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 17,495th largest city in the US. Chester is currently 20.3% smaller than it was in 1990.
Chester has shrunk 9.2% since the year 2000. Chester, Iowa is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 62% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
|17492||Tolna, North Dakota||138||-31.3%|
|17494||Ben Lomond, Arkansas||137||8.7%|
|17499||La Russell, Missouri||137||-1.4%|
|17500||Lignite, North Dakota||137||-20.8%|
The total voting age population of Chester, Iowa, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 115. The voting age population is 47.0% male and 53.0% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.2% of the residents of Chester are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Chester are 98.4% White and 1.6% Black. Additionally, 6.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Chester, 22.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 16.1%. On a per-household basis, 34.7% of families are below the poverty line in Chester.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.4% of Chester residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 96.2% of Chester residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 7.5% have a bachelor's degree and 0.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Chester residents aged 5 and older, 3.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
In Chester, 2.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Chester is $31,250.
In Chester, 70.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 29.3% of housing units in Chester.
Of all the housing units in Chester, 70.5% of them were build before 1940.
In Chester, 5.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Chester is $706.
In Chester, 76.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.