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Chester County, Tennessee Facts

Facts
State Tennessee
Land area 285.7 square miles
Population Density 60 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 17,321
Population change 1.1%
Under 5 years of age 5%
Under 18 22.2%
65 and over 16.1%
Females 52.1%
White 88
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.4
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.8%
Black or African American 9.3%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 81%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 15.5%
Veterans 1,126
Households and Housing
Households 5,936
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.3%
Median household income $41,875
The per capita income $18,817
Live below the poverty line. 19.9%
housing units 6,980
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $102,300
Residents owning their homes. 72.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,253
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $117,681
Retail sales per capita $7,319
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $24,445