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Chester, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Chester had a population of 169 as of July 1, 2016. Chester ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 35.6777 and longitude -94.1775 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Town of Chester (GNIS ID: 2406263) 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.

The Town of Chester is located within Township of Chester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford 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, 2016.

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Chester, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 169
Population in Households 169
Population in Familes 139
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 351
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $113,636
Average Home Value $130,208


Median Household Income $41,649
Average Household Income $49,268
Per Capita Income $20,401
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.7%
Households 1.13% 1.0%
Families -0.4% 1.01%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chester, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 447 18th
Population Density1 # 319 41st
Diversity Index2 # 458 15th
Median Household Income # 135 75th
Per Capita Income # 231 57th

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