Chester Randolph County, Illinois

Chester: City in Illinois

About

Chester is a city located in the county of Randolph in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 8,586 and a population density of 569 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 8,145 inhabitants.

The city was created 193 years ago in 1828.

Chester Quick Facts

Population : 8,145 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Randolph County
Postal code : 62233
Phone Area Codes : 618
Area : 15.08 km2
Altitude : 676 feet / 206 meters
Capital city : Chester is capital of Randolph County
Establishment : January 01, 1829 (193 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 21:54:33 (18th January 2022)
Density : 540 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.41% (2010-2020)
Chester locator map
Location of Chester on Illinois map.
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Chester building 'Chester Illinois' 01
Chester building 'Chester  Illinois' 01 image

Geography

Chester is located at 37°54'49"N 89°49'19"W (37.9136600, -89.8220500).

Chester map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Chester decreased by 5.41% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,586 - census
2011 8,622 0.42% estimation process
2012 8,529 -1.09% estimation process
2013 8,659 1.5% estimation process
2014 8,643 -0.19% estimation process
2015 8,562 -0.95% estimation process
2016 8,336 -2.71% estimation process
2017 8,309 -0.32% estimation process
2018 8,283 -0.31% estimation process
2019 8,213 -0.85% estimation process
2020 8,145 -0.83% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 151,625
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 143,976
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 5.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 151,038
April 1, 2010 Population : 143,911
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.5%
People over 65 (%) : 12.3%
Female persons, % : 49.7%
White only, percent : 72.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 2.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 1.0%
Asians alone % : 7.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.4%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 4.6%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 51.7%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 35.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 7,669
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 27.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 51.2%

Chester zip code is 62233. County name: Randolph, County fips: 17157

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 51.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $450,200
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,293
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $607
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,448
2015-2019 Households : 47,101
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.16
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 45.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 92.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 87.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 78.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 13.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.0%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 233,652
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 893,780
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 2,785,965
2012 total retail sales per capita : $18,878
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $64,038
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,049
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 12,332
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 6,209
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 4,654
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 4,675
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 7,144
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,123
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 10,585
2010 population per square mile : 3,909.3
2010 land area in square miles : 36.81

People born in Chester (6)

People born in Chester, including cartoonist E. C. Segar, game designer and artist Tom Wham, politician William A. Rodenberg, .

List

  • Nora Lane (actress (1905-1948)) she was born in 12/09/1905
  • Bob Schroeder (American racing driver) he was born in 21/11/1926
  • Edsel Schweizer ((1923-2003)) he was born in 05/02/1923

Schools in Chester

College & universities near Chester, IL

Code Name City ZIP
417442 Career Center of Southern Illinois Red Bud (IL) 62278

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Chester, IL

Code Name Address Type
DQN Du Quoin 20 North Chestnut St. RAIL
CDL Carbondale station 401 South Illinois St. RAIL
MAI Marion, IL 2100 West Main Street BUS
STL Gateway Transportation Center 551 South 16th St. RAIL
MVI Mt. Vernon, IL 102 Potomac Boulevard BUS

Post offices near Chester

Post Office Name City ZIP
Chester Post Office Chester (IL) 62233

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Other cities in Randolph County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Randolph County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Bremen 106,197 Precinct in Randolph County
Campton 11,063 Township in Kane County, Illinois
Randolph 4,394 City in Illinois, United States
Sparta 4,202 City in Randolph County, Illinois
Red Bud 3,442 City in Randolph County, Illinois, United States
Steeleville 1,890 Village in Illinois, United States
Eden 1,358 Unincorporated settlement in Randolph County in southern Illinois, USA
Preston 1,203 Unincorporated community in Illinois, United States
Percy 910 City in Illinois, United States of America
Coulterville 880 City in Illinois, United States of America
Tilden 827 Town in Illinois, United States
Evansville 631 Village in Illinois
Blair 602 Place in Illinois, United States
Prairie du Rocher 548 City in Illinois, United States of America
Ellis Grove 345 City in Illinois, United States of America
Baldwin 335 Village in Randolph County, Illinois, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Chester distances to largest Illinois cities