Chester, WV Population

Population: 2,592. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,436 (-6.0% change)
Males: 1,213 (46.8%), Females: 1,379 (53.2%)

Hancock County

Zip code: 26034

Median resident age: 40.4 years
Median household income: $28,550
Median house value: $59,900

Races in Chester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (20.0%), Irish (14.7%), English (14.2%), United States (10.4%), Italian (7.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%).

Elevation: 703 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chester

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester city

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -385 (-12.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Chester:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chester:

  • PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL (about 26 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: PIT)
  • YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN REGIONAL (about 45 miles; YOUNGSTOWN/WARREN, OH; Abbreviation: YNG)
  • ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 49 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: AGC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chester:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • GENEVA COLLEGE (about 19 miles; BEAVER FALLS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,059)
  • ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE (about 28 miles; MOON TOWNSHIP, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,426)
  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,453)
  • YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Full-time enrollment: 9,726)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 39 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,058)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-MAIN CAMPUS (about 40 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 22,930)
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,199)
Public primary/middle schools in Chester:

  • ALLISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 600 RAILROAD ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • OAK GLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: 600 INDIANA AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • OAK GLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 600 INDIANA AVE; Grades: N – N )
  • ALLISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – RECONFIGURED (Location: 600 RAILROAD ST; Grades: N – N )

Libraries

Library in Chester:

  • LYNN MURRAY MEM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $64,866; Location: 601 RAILROAD STREET; 16,433 books; 463 audio materials; 87 video materials; 44 serial subscriptions)