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Chester, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Chester had a population of 162 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 162
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 90
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 97
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 162
Population in Familes 133
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 336
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $39,345
Average Household Income $47,664
Per Capita Income $19,543


Total Housing Units 70 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $130,769
Average Home Value $144,792


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.26% 0.37%
Households 0.49% 0.35%
Families -0.7% 0.52%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 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 # 452 16th
Population Density # 324 40th
Diversity Index # 454 16th
Median Household Income # 215 60th
Per Capita Income # 349 36th

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