Chester, West Virginia

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Chester, West Virginia
City of Chester
Teapot building, Chester, West Virginia LCCN2017704039.tif
Hancock County West Virginia Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Chester Highlighted.svg
Location of Chester in Hancock County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 40°36′46″N80°33′46″W / 40.61278°N 80.56278°W / 40.61278; -80.56278 Coordinates: 40°36′46″N80°33′46″W / 40.61278°N 80.56278°W / 40.61278; -80.56278
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hancock
Government
  MayorKen Morris
Area
[1]
  Total1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
  Land1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
705 ft (215 m)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total2,585
  Estimate 
(2019) [3]
2,369
  Density2,371.37/sq mi (915.53/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26034
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-15076 [4]
GNIS feature ID1537260 [5]
Website City website

Chester is a city in Hancock County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. Chester is the northernmost incorporated city in both West Virginia and the Southern United States as defined by the Census Bureau. The population was 2,585 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Chester is home to the World's Largest Teapot.

History

A historic manor in Chester. The town was home to the James F. Murray House before it burned down. Fine home in Chester, West Virginia LCCN2015632004.tif
A historic manor in Chester. The town was home to the James F. Murray House before it burned down.

Chester was established in 1896, but not incorporated until 1907. The city is named after J. Chester McDonald, one of the city's original planners.

Geography

Chester is located at 40°36′46″N80°33′46″W / 40.61278°N 80.56278°W / 40.61278; -80.56278 (40.612792, -80.562771). [6] At the outbreak of hostilities of the Civil War in April 1861, this location was part of Virginia and was the northernmost point in any slave state. Chester remains the northernmost point in the Southern United States, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, yet is located at the same latitude as parts of New York City (i.e., Staten Island).

The following highways pass through Chester:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all land. [7]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 3,184
1920 3,2833.1%
1930 3,70112.7%
1940 3,8052.8%
1950 3,758−1.2%
1960 3,7870.8%
1970 3,614−4.6%
1980 3,297−8.8%
1990 2,905−11.9%
2000 2,592−10.8%
2010 2,585−0.3%
2019 (est.)2,369 [3] −8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
2012 Estimate [9]
Aerial view of Chester (top left) and the adjacent East Liverpool, Ohio East-liverpool-ohio-aerial.jpg
Aerial view of Chester (top left) and the adjacent East Liverpool, Ohio

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 2,585 people, 1,209 households, and 696 families living in the city. The population density was 2,585.0 inhabitants per square mile (998.1/km2). There were 1,381 housing units at an average density of 1,381.0 per square mile (533.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 1,209 households, of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.4% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 43.2 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 2,592 people, 1,160 households, and 725 families living in the city. The population density was 2,705.1 people per square mile (1,042.5/km2). There were 1,289 housing units at an average density of 1,345.2 per square mile (518.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.77% White, 0.15% African American, 0.23% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 1,160 households, out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,550, and the median income for a family was $37,672. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $18,724 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,137. About 8.1% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

See also

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