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Welcome to Chester ...
When the people of Chester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Chesterite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Chester has a population of 33,698 people<3> (see below for details).
Chester was established in 1641.
The community of Chester is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Chester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The ZIP code for Chester: 19013<5>
Websites for Chester ...
Official Website: www.chestercity.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.delcochamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chester had an population of 33,698 people. This is a decrease of 0.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.56% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Chester had a population of 33,972 people (which is 6.08% of the total population of Delaware County). This makes Chester the county's most populous community.
The population of Chester represents 0.27% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 33,972 people, the population of Chester decreased 7.82% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 36,854 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Chester.
Communities Also Named Chester ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Chester - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska (2), New Brunswick (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chester.
Communities near Chester ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chester.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chester.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chester.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chester. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chester.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chester ...
Looking for more information about Chester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Chester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chester.
Adding Chester to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Chester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chester was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Chester on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chester on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Chester: www.chestercity.com/
The official website for Delaware County: www.co.delaware.pa.us/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022