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The Town of Chester had a population of 334 as of July 1, 2017. Chester ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 30.9213 and longitude -94.6001 in Tyler County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tyler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Town of Chester (GNIS ID: 2413194) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Chester is located within Colmesneil-Chester Division of Tyler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Chester, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 334
Daytime Population: Workers 273
Daytime Population: Residents 231
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 504
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 334
Population in Familes 294
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 212
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $47,480
Average Household Income $66,643
Per Capita Income $26,360


Total Housing Units 169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $109,211
Average Home Value $133,028


Total Households 126
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 94
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.94% 0.59%
Households 1.03% 0.78%
Families 0.45% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

Chester, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1403 20th
Population Density # 1484 15th
Diversity Index # 1655 5th
Median Household Income # 832 52nd
Per Capita Income # 640 63rd

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