Chester, Virginia 

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Population

23,474

+10.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.8%

Median Income

$60,570

Median Home Price

$288,200

Median Age

39.5

Comfort Index (Climate)

6.7 / 6.5

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Chester, Virginia

Capital-city complex - East-central Virginia along the James River. May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Chester, while July and January are the least comfortable months.
State: Virginia
County: Chesterfield County
Metro Area: Richmond Metro Area
City: Chester
Zip Codes: 23831
Cost of Living: -1.3% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 177 ft above sea level

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Chester, VA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Historic interest
Attractive housing
Strong economy
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Entertainment
Air service

What Bert Has To Say About Richmond Metro Area

The former capital of the Confederacy, Richmond is an attractively-sized, livable capital city with a strong sense of history. The downtown area mixes unremarkable modern buildings with some historic features. On the whole, the area has a considerable base of historic sites, museums and neighborhoods. Outlying suburbs have sprawled concentrically, especially to the west towards Tuckahoe and south towards Petersburg.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chester is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chester jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chester's cost of living is 1.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chester's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Chester, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Chesterfield county flipped moderately Democratic, 52.4% to 45.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chester's population is 23,474 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chester is Real Estate: $288,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.8%.

SCHOOLS
Chester public schools spend $9,968 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Chester. More Education



Best Places to Live in Chester Rankings


Housing Market in Chester

It's a good time to buy in Chester. Home Appreciation is up 14.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Chester is $288,200.
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Reviews for Chester   6 Reviews
Chester VA - What a lovely area - 7/3/2007
I just recently discovered a little suburb of Richmond, called Chester. Yes, it is small and not much going on in that area - but if you want a peaceful area to live -... Read More

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Chester's Not a Bad Place To Live - 4/24/2007
I grew up in Chester and it really isn't a bad place to live if you like living in a very populated area. It has great schools, low crime, easy access to both Richmond... Read More

Chester - Bedroom Community to Richmond, VA - 4/29/2006
Chester, because of its location midway between Richmond, VA and Petersburg, VA, was once just a train station. With residential growth in affluent Chesterfield County... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN CHESTER, VIRGINIA
23831

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