In 2020, Chester, IL had a population of 8.26k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $51,830. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Chester, IL declined from 8,343 to 8,264, a −0.947% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,885 to $51,830, a 8.24% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chester, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.76%), Other (Hispanic) (1.49%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.871%).
None of the households in Chester, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
98.3% of the residents in Chester, IL are U.S. citizens.
In 2020, the median property value in Chester, IL was $96,800, and the homeownership rate was 66.7%. Most people in Chester, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Chester, IL was 2 cars per household.