Chester, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chester, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Chester had a population of 1,454 as of July 1, 2017. Chester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 32.3944 and longitude -83.1557 in Dodge County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dodge County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 354 feet.

The Town of Chester (GNIS ID: 2406264) 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.

Georgia 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 Chester Division of Dodge 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, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,454
Daytime Population: Workers 272
Daytime Population: Residents 393
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 665
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.46
Population in Households 653
Population in Familes 526
Population in Group Qrtrs 801
Population Density2 1,651
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $41,964
Average Household Income $59,517
Per Capita Income $16,405


Total Housing Units 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (30.5%)
Median Home Value $58,333
Average Home Value $88,679


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 4.27
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 5
  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 -1.28% -0.46%
Households -0.95% -0.8%
Families 0.85% -1.01%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.06%

Chester, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 317 50th
Population Density # 81 87th
Diversity Index # 238 62nd
Median Household Income # 259 59th
Per Capita Income # 539 14th

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