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Demographics

People

Total Population2,581
Male Share of the Population38.2%
Female Share of the Population61.8%
Senior Citizens23.7%
Employed Population 16+1,030
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married42.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher5.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,344
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,496
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,926

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,766
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone42.9%
Median Gross Rent$622
Median House Value$84,200

Ancestry

Irish35.1%
German20.1%
English14.5%
Polish7.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.8%
Italian6.4%
Dutch3.9%
Scottish2.9%
French Except Basque2.6%
Hungarian2.2%
Arab2%
Moroccan2%
Welsh1.3%
Greek0.6%
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Chester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hancock County
Standard Zip Codes26034
Phone Area Codes304
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.61
Approximate Longitude-80.56

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)

StationNEW CUMBERLAND L/D
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationMONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationBURGETTSTOWN 2 W
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Follansbee2,905$63,056
New Cumberland1,090$39,583
Weirton19,307$54,736
Wellsburg2,720$67,074

Chester Public Libraries

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

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Chester Public Schools

A. T. Allison Elementary School
600 Railroad Street
ZIP: 26034
(304) 387-1915
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Oak Glen Middle School
39 Golden Bear Drive
ZIP: 26034
(304) 387-2363
Middle
Total Enrollment 598
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