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People

Total Population 2,526
Male Share of the Population 40.3%
Female Share of the Population 59.7%
Senior Citizens 24.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,047
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,451
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.8%
Median Gross Rent $627
Median House Value $82,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
US/American 0%
English 14.1%
Irish 31.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 32 miles W of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Hancock
Metro Area Steubenville - Weirton
Standard Zip Codes 26034
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.613
Longitude -80.563

Chester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEW CUMBERLAND L/D
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station MONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station BURGETTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Follansbee 2,934 $61,182
New Cumberland 1,165 $37,500
Weirton 19,432 $55,568
Wellsburg 2,746 $61,023

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chester Public Libraries

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Lynn Murray Mem Public Library
601 RAILROAD STREET
Chester, West Virginia
(304) 387-1010
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