Chester, West Virginia

Population 2,569

Chester is located in Hancock County, WV. The population is 2,569, making Chester the 2nd largest city in Hancock County.

There are 2 public schools in Chester with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Chester is very low , and there are 13 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Chester is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Chester property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Chester include East Liverpool, Newell and La Croft.

Chester Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 11%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 5.2%

Crime Rate

48.47% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 66
  • Violent Crimes: 122
  • Robbery: 47
  • Burglary: 291
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 807

Registered Offenders

77.05% Higher than national avg.
  • 13 offenders in Chester
  • 50.60 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

32 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 4
  • Registered Polluters: 2
  • Superfunds: 6
  • Tanks & Spills: 20


High 6.1%
  • West Virginia unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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2 Public Schools view public schools

There are 2 K-12 public schools in Chester, WV and 0 private schools. Homefacts rates Chester's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.
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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Chester, WV

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1 Building Permits View All

  • In 2003, the city of Chester, WV issued 1 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2002, the city of Chester, WV issued 0 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $560
  • 1 Bedroom: $580
  • 2 Bedrooms: $740
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,000
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,080

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Environmental Hazards

32 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (362/384)
    Chester, WV has 94.27% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Chester, WV is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4 Average
    Chester, WV is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 25.18°
  • February 30.48°
  • March 41.55°
  • April 52.92°
  • May 62.57°
  • June 69.71°
  • July 74.12°
  • August 71.58°
  • September 65.08°
  • October 53.47°
  • November 42.42°
  • December 33.48°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Chester, WV

Chester, WV has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Chester, WV has no risk of hurricanes.
Chester, WV has a high risk of hail storms.
Chester, WV has a low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Chester, WV: $35,373


Unemployment in Chester is 6.1%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.3% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 40.30%
White Collar - 59.70%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Sen. Joe Manchin III

City Representatives

  • David McKinley

Neighborhood Info

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1 Cemetery view all

2 FCC Towers view all

0 Hospitals view all

  • No hospitals found in Chester, WV

1 Library view all

1 Police Station view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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