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Chester, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Chester Census Designated Place had a population of 4,832 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 38.9602 and longitude -76.2874 in Queen Anne's County. The formal boundaries for the Chester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.1 sq. miles and a water area of 1.71 sq. miles. Queen Anne's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Chester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389311) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Chester Census Designated Place is located within District 4, Kent Island, a minor civil division (MCD) of Queen Anne's 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, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,832
Daytime Population: Workers 2,398
Daytime Population: Residents 2,227
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,625
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 4,825
Population in Familes 3,887
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 948
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $87,543
Average Household Income $105,057
Per Capita Income $42,834


Total Housing Units 2,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,538 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 474 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $357,218
Average Home Value $442,116


Total Households 2,012
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,349
Average Family Size 3
  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 2.06% 1.32%
Households 1.83% 1.23%
Families 2.27% 1.17%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Chester, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland 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 # 199 62nd
Population Density # 302 42nd
Diversity Index # 343 34th
Median Household Income # 162 69th
Per Capita Income # 122 77th

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