Chester County TN Information


Chester County Subdivisions

Chester County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,803
Population in Households 16,513
Population in Familes 14,000
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,290
Population Density1 62
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 6,385
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 4,607
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,478 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,907 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 863 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $114,541
Average Home Value $144,624


Median Household Income $41,231
Average Household Income $53,606
Per Capita Income $20,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.51%
Households 0.45% 0.43%
Families 0.28% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Chester County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 73 24th
Population Density1 # 52 45th
Diversity Index2 # 32 66th
Median Household Income # 31 68th
Per Capita Income # 56 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.