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Chester, West Virginia
Welcome to Chester ...
The city of Chester is located in Hancock County.
The location of Chester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Chester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Chesterite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Chester has a population of 2,448 people<3> (see below for details).
Chester is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Chester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Chester: (304) and (681)<5>
The ZIP code for Chester: 26034<6>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Chester had a population of 2,585 people (or 8.43% of the total population of Hancock County). This makes Chester the county's most populous community.
The population of Chester represents 0.14% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,585 people, the population of Chester has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,592 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Chester had an population of 2,448 people. This is a decrease of 5.3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.56% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Chester.
Communities near Chester ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Chester and not the distance if driven.<7>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chester.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019