Latest Data (2017)
Population 2,448
Nationwide Rank 6863

Quick Facts

Chester, West Virginia is the 6,863rd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Chester, West Virginia is a city.

Chester, West Virginia is currently 17.8% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Chester, West Virginia's growth is below average. 67% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
6853 Ranger, Texas 2,456 -4.8%
6854 Orchard Lake Village, Michigan 2,455 10.1%
6855 Blountstown, Florida 2,454 -1.5%
6856 Weatherly, Pennsylvania 2,453 -6.0%
6857 Sylvania, Georgia 2,452 -15.9%
6858 Lake City, Arkansas 2,451 22.7%
6859 Marengo, Iowa 2,451 -3.3%
6860 Gambier, Ohio 2,450 21.5%
6861 Selbyville, Delaware 2,450 42.1%
6862 Talty, Texas 2,450 213.7%
6863 Chester, West Virginia 2,448 -5.4%
6864 Hinton, West Virginia 2,448 -14.4%
6865 Junction, Texas 2,448 -6.8%
6866 Thornton, Illinois 2,448 -5.0%
6867 Ingalls, Indiana 2,446 103.4%
6868 Middleport, Ohio 2,446 -2.9%
6869 Moundville, Alabama 2,446 36.5%
6870 Mount Vernon, Kentucky 2,446 -5.8%
6871 Poland, Ohio 2,446 -14.8%
6872 South Congaree, South Carolina 2,446 6.8%
6873 Portage, Pennsylvania 2,445 -13.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
5216 Barboursville 4,217 29.4%
5236 Westover 4,182 6.3%
5253 Point Pleasant 4,153 -10.2%
5393 Weston 3,971 -7.4%
5433 Lewisburg 3,907 8.1%
5562 Ravenswood 3,738 -7.2%
5842 Philippi 3,380 17.9%
5862 Summersville 3,361 2.1%
5993 Ripley 3,231 -0.9%
6055 Pleasant Valley 3,164 2.2%
6218 Kenova 3,007 -14.5%
6294 Kingwood 2,929 -3.9%
6320 Williamstown 2,906 -2.8%
6419 Madison 2,801 3.2%
6425 Williamson 2,796 -17.3%
6454 Fayetteville 2,772 -0.9%
6465 Follansbee 2,765 -10.9%
6660 Milton 2,612 17.8%
6681 Petersburg 2,593 6.3%
6687 Wellsburg 2,589 -10.1%
6716 Granville 2,560 228.6%
6863 Chester 2,448 -5.4%
6864 Hinton 2,448 -14.4%
6887 Moorefield 2,433 2.0%
6896 Paden City 2,424 -15.0%
6903 White Sulphur Springs 2,420 4.4%
6984 Bethlehem 2,359 -10.7%
6988 Winfield 2,359 23.7%
7340 Shinnston 2,129 -6.9%
7378 Spencer 2,111 -10.5%
7518 Mannington 2,043 -3.5%
7677 Star City 1,958 43.5%
7782 Richwood 1,906 -22.8%
7865 Belington 1,864 4.3%
8000 Shepherdstown 1,802 50.0%
8029 St. Marys 1,787 -12.6%
8057 McMechen 1,775 -7.8%
8142 Harrisville 1,740 -5.4%
8143 Welch 1,740 -34.4%
8151 Romney 1,737 -10.5%
8152 Stonewood 1,737 -4.1%
8198 Ronceverte 1,717 9.7%
8462 Eleanor 1,598 16.8%
8568 Montgomery 1,549 -20.0%
8591 Nutter Fort 1,540 -8.2%
8594 Logan 1,539 -5.0%
8687 Terra Alta 1,501 2.8%
8695 New Haven 1,499 -3.8%
8718 Salem 1,492 -28.7%
8743 Rainelle 1,482 -3.8%
8760 Glenville 1,473 -4.5%
8790 West Liberty 1,463 16.2%
8811 Chesapeake 1,456 -11.1%
8914 Parsons 1,415 -2.9%
8919 Glen Dale 1,413 -8.5%
8928 Marmet 1,410 -16.5%
8937 Wayne 1,408 18.0%
9068 Mullens 1,369 -22.5%
9108 Ansted 1,353 -13.9%
9113 Ceredo 1,352 -20.0%
9212 Mount Hope 1,310 -11.5%
9218 Benwood 1,307 -17.1%
9247 Barrackville 1,299 1.0%
9253 Mabscott 1,298 -7.1%
9299 Sistersville 1,288 -18.7%
9345 Sophia 1,274 -1.6%
9375 Buffalo 1,262 7.4%
9434 Oceana 1,245 -19.3%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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