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Population (year 2000): 17,890
Males: 8,710 (48.7%), Females: 9,180 (51.3%)

Chesterfield County

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Median resident age: 35.2 years
Median household income: $53,171 (year 2000)
Median house value: $122,200 (year 2000)

Chester, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Chester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.6%)
  • Black (13.4%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Korean (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (14.4%), English (13.8%), German (12.2%), Irish (10.1%), Italian (3.4%), Scottish (2.2%).

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Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles

Chester,

For population 25 years and over in Chester

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester CDP

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

4.6% Foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Richmond, (12.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: VA Norfolk, (87.0 miles pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (241.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA (3.6 miles Bellwood, Court House, VA (4.9 miles Chesterfield VA (6.6 miles Bensley, Heights, VA (6.7 miles Colonial VA (7.7 miles Ettrick, VA (9.0 miles Matoaca, VA Petersburg, (10.0 miles VA (10.1 miles Hopewell,

Latitude: 37.35 N, Longitude: 77.44 W

Area code: 804


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (17.8%), Educational,health and social services (15.6%), Retail trade (13.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,501 (-19.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,189 (13.3%)

Average climate in Chester, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1993, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Chester city center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1990, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: STAR SCIENTIFIC INC (CIGARETTES).


Hospitals/medical centers near Chester:
  • HIRAM W DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; PETERSBURG, VA)
  • SOUTHSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; PETERSBURG, VA)
  • COLUMBIA JOHN RANDOLPH MEDICAL CENTER` (about 11 miles; HOPEWELL, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chester:
  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL (about 14 miles; RICHMOND, VA; ID: RIC)
  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 68 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; ID: PHF)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 78 miles; HAMPTON, VA; ID: LFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chester:
  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY (about 7 miles; RICHMOND, VA; ID: FCI)
  • WATHALL CHANNEL (about 8 miles; CHESTER, VA; ID: 2G6)
  • DINWIDDIE COUNTY (about 13 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; ID: PTB)

Amtrak stations near Chester:
  • 8 miles: PETERSBURG (ETTRICK, 3516 SOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: RICHMOND, MAIN STREET (RICHMOND, 1500 MAIN STREET). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms.
  • 19 miles: RICHMOND (7519 STAPLES MILL RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Chester:
  • JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,520; Location: 13101 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY; Public; Website: www.jt.cc.va.us)
  • ATLANTIC BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE INC (Location: 500 BAPTIST DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.abbc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chester:
  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,641)
  • UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND (about 13 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 3,756)
  • VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 18,753)
  • J SARGEANT REYNOLDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 4,906)
  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (about 48 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 7,133)
  • MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE (about 66 miles; FREDERICKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 3,731)
  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 67 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; FT enrollment: 3,557)
Public high schools in Chester:
  • THOMAS DALE HIGH (Students: 2,073; Location: 3626 W HUNDRED RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY HIGH (Students: 308; Location: 12400 BRANDERS BRIDGE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chester:
  • CARVER MIDDLE (Students: 1,445; Location: 3800 COUGAR TRAIL; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • C. C. WELLS ELEM. (Students: 875; Location: 13101 S CHESTER RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ECOFF ELEM. (Students: 819; Location: 5200 ECOFF AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHESTER MIDDLE (Students: 762; Location: 3900 W. HUNDRED RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • C. E. CURTIS ELEM. (Students: 748; Location: 3600 W HUNDRED RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HARROWGATE ELEM. (Students: 623; Location: 15501 HARROWGATE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ENON ELEM. (Students: 610; Location: 2001 E HUNDRED RD; Grades: PK - 05)

Notable locations in Chester: Chester Golf Course (A), Chester Branch Chesterfield County Library (B).

Shopping Centers: Bermuda Square Shopping Center (1), Breckenridge Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Chester include: Saint Johns Church (A), Grace Lutheran Church (B), Second Baptist Church (C), Bermuda Baptist Church (D), Ironbridge Baptist Church (E), Fellowship Baptist Church (F), Chester Baptist Church (G), Chester United Methodist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Perdue Family Cemetery (1), Old Lane Cemetery (2), Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs: Moore Lake (A), Rieves Lake (B), Chester Club Lake (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Great Branch (A).

Post office: (A).  


Chester compared to Virginia state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVNZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WFTH (1590 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WXGI (950 AM; 4 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: GEE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WREJ (1540 AM; 10 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRNL (910 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTK (1380 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WROU (1240 AM; 1 kW; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:
  • WDYL (101.1 FM; CHESTER, VA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKHK (95.3 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMXB (103.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WCVE-FM (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMO-FM (105.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRXL (102.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVQ (94.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRHH (99.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCDX (92.1 FM; MECHANICSVILLE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJZV (93.1 FM; ETTRICK, VA; Owner: RICHMOND BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WARV-FM (100.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBBT-FM (107.3 FM; POWHATAN, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WVST-FM (91.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAUQ (89.7 FM; CHARLES CITY, VA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W274AB (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:
  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WWBT (Channel 12; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF VIRGINIA)
  • WTVR-TV (Channel 6; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: ELCOM OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRIC-TV (Channel 8; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RICHMOND, INC.)
  • WCVW (Channel 57; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W39CO (Channel 39; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W48BI (Channel 48; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WXOB-LP (Channel 17; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WKYV-LP (Channel 61; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMA-LP (Channel 52; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUPV (Channel 65; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: BELL BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

 

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