Chester, Georgia

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Chester, Georgia
Town
Location in Dodge County and the state of Georgia
Location in Dodge County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°23′42″N 83°9′13″W / 32.39500°N 83.15361°W / 32.39500; -83.15361Coordinates: 32°23′42″N 83°9′13″W / 32.39500°N 83.15361°W / 32.39500; -83.15361
Country United States
State Georgia
County Dodge
Incorporated (town) 1912
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 367 ft (112 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 305
 • Density 338.9/sq mi (132.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31012
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-15900[1]
GNIS feature ID 0331384[2]

Chester is a town in Dodge County, Georgia, United States. The population was 305 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Chester is located at 32°23′42″N 83°9′13″W / 32.39500°N 83.15361°W / 32.39500; -83.15361 (32.394965, -83.153610)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 305 people, 133 households, and 82 families residing in the town. The population density was 349.0 people per square mile (135.4/km²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 191.1 per square mile (74.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 54.10% White, 44.59% African American, 0.66% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races.

There were 133 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 24.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $26,667. Males had a median income of $20,833 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,843. About 20.5% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under the age of 18 and 17.3% of those 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.