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Chester, Texas
Location of Chester, Texas
Location of Chester, Texas
Tyler County Chester.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Tyler
Area
 • Total 1.57 sq mi (4.08 km2)
 • Land 1.57 sq mi (4.08 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
246 ft (75 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 312
 • Estimate 
(2019)
311
 • Density 197.46/sq mi (76.25/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75936
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-14584
GNIS feature ID 1354374

Chester is a town in Tyler County, Texas, United States. The population was 312 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Chester is located at 30°55′24″N 94°35′57″W / 30.92333°N 94.59917°W / 30.92333; -94.59917 (30.923401, -94.599131).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 260
1980 305 17.3%
1990 285 −6.6%
2000 265 −7.0%
2010 312 17.7%
2019 (est.) 311 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, 265 people, 101 households, and 75 families resided in the town. The population density was 166.1 people per square mile (63.9/km2). The 128 housing units averaged 80.2 per square mile (30.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.74% White, 0.38% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latino of any race were 3.40% of the population.

Of the 101 households, 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were not families. About 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was distributed as 23.0% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,313, and for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $30,536 versus $14,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,659. About 3.8% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under the age of 18 and 7.9% of those 65 or over.

Postal code

The postal code of this town is 75936.

Education

The Town of Chester is served by the Chester Independent School District.

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