What is the current population of Chester?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Chester is 2,369. Chester, West Virginia is the 6,996th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Chester?

The peak population of Chester was in 1990, when its population was 2,979. In 1990, Chester was the 5,537th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 6,996th largest city in the US. Chester is currently 20.5% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Chester shrinking?

Chester has shrunk 8.4% since the year 2000. Chester, West Virginia's growth is below average. 77% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 2,369 6,996
2018 2,414 6,929
2017 2,448 6,863
2016 2,474 6,825
2015 2,498 6,781
2014 2,527 6,736
2013 2,551 6,688
2012 2,553 6,666
2011 2,569 6,641
2010 2,585 6,610
2009 2,312 6,937
2008 2,325 6,905
2007 2,338 6,880
2006 2,372 6,808
2005 2,405 6,736
2004 2,428 6,687
2003 2,475 6,591
2002 2,514 6,522
2001 2,554 6,443
2000 2,589 6,382
1990 2,979 5,537

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
6986 Albion, Indiana 2,373 3.8%
6987 Highspire, Pennsylvania 2,373 -12.6%
6988 Kimball, Nebraska 2,373 -6.7%
6989 Decherd, Tennessee 2,371 5.6%
6990 Hickman, Nebraska 2,371 110.3%
6991 Mount Vernon, Georgia 2,371 21.8%
6992 Calera, Oklahoma 2,370 31.3%
6993 Dalworthington Gardens, Texas 2,370 7.8%
6994 Newton, Texas 2,370 -3.4%
6995 Salado, Texas 2,370 19.7%
6996 Chester, West Virginia 2,369 -8.4%
6997 Ponder, Texas 2,369 348.6%
6998 Kinder, Louisiana 2,368 -2.9%
6999 Prague, Oklahoma 2,367 10.6%
7000 Bridgeville, Delaware 2,366 53.0%
7001 Chamberlain, South Dakota 2,366 0.8%
7002 Concordia, Missouri 2,366 0.0%
7003 Lovell, Wyoming 2,366 0.5%
7004 Pine Ridge, South Carolina 2,366 35.0%
7005 Timmonsville, South Carolina 2,366 2.2%
7006 Ashville, Alabama 2,365 4.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
5223 Barboursville 4,258 30.6%
5267 Westover 4,173 6.1%
5351 Point Pleasant 4,062 -12.2%
5503 Weston 3,857 -10.0%
5537 Lewisburg 3,807 5.3%
5653 Ravenswood 3,643 -9.5%
5963 Summersville 3,274 -0.4%
5978 Philippi 3,257 13.6%
6085 Ripley 3,159 -3.1%
6102 Pleasant Valley 3,141 1.5%
6105 Granville 3,140 303.0%
6180 Kingwood 3,057 0.2%
6278 Kenova 2,961 -15.9%
6366 Williamstown 2,869 -4.0%
6539 Fayetteville 2,720 -2.7%
6554 Follansbee 2,710 -12.6%
6608 Williamson 2,676 -20.8%
6611 Madison 2,673 -1.5%
6638 Petersburg 2,655 8.8%
6785 Milton 2,533 14.3%
6791 Wellsburg 2,530 -12.1%
6933 Moorefield 2,418 1.4%
6996 Chester 2,369 -8.4%
7019 Hinton 2,357 -17.6%
7030 Winfield 2,352 23.3%
7031 White Sulphur Springs 2,351 1.4%
7056 Paden City 2,336 -18.1%
7075 Bethlehem 2,321 -12.2%
7419 Shinnston 2,104 -8.0%
7555 Spencer 2,038 -13.6%
7580 Mannington 2,023 -4.5%
7713 Star City 1,948 42.8%
7775 Shepherdstown 1,911 59.1%
7789 Belington 1,902 6.4%
7903 Richwood 1,855 -24.8%
8075 St. Marys 1,772 -13.3%
8202 Stonewood 1,714 -5.4%
8250 McMechen 1,697 -11.9%
8259 Romney 1,695 -12.7%
8309 Harrisville 1,674 -9.0%
8321 Ronceverte 1,670 6.7%
8377 Welch 1,644 -38.0%
8504 Eleanor 1,587 16.0%
8528 Wayne 1,576 32.1%
8653 Salem 1,522 -27.3%
8661 Rainelle 1,520 -1.3%
8676 Nutter Fort 1,512 -9.9%
8683 Montgomery 1,508 -22.1%
8700 Terra Alta 1,500 2.7%
8781 Logan 1,470 -9.3%
8807 New Haven 1,464 -6.0%
8855 West Liberty 1,447 15.0%
8884 Glenville 1,434 -7.0%
8936 Chesapeake 1,414 -13.7%
9015 Parsons 1,391 -4.5%
9056 Glen Dale 1,371 -11.2%
9067 Marmet 1,366 -19.1%
9180 Mullens 1,325 -25.0%
9239 Ansted 1,305 -17.0%
9311 Sistersville 1,282 -19.1%
9316 Barrackville 1,279 -0.5%
9322 Benwood 1,278 -18.9%
9337 Mount Hope 1,274 -13.9%
9343 Ceredo 1,273 -24.7%
9381 Mabscott 1,263 -9.6%
9390 Buffalo 1,260 7.3%
9486 Sophia 1,231 -5.0%
9574 Oceana 1,204 -21.9%

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