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Chester, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Chester Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Major County at latitude 36.2157 and longitude -98.9213. Major County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,716 feet.

The formal official name is the Chester Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Chester, Oklahoma.

The U5 Census Class Code for Chester indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Chester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Chester Census Designated Place, OK Boundary Map


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Chester, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 121
Population in Households 121
Population in Familes 104
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 30
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 56
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $95,313
Average Home Value $114,362


Median Household Income $44,340
Average Household Income $67,814
Per Capita Income $29,164
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.79% 0.97%
Households 0.86% 1.05%
Families 3.03% 0.93%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   4.13%
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, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 620 15th
Population Density1 # 684 7th
Diversity Index2 # 715 3rd
Median Household Income # 235 68th
Per Capita Income # 34 95th

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