Chester is located in north California. Chester is part of Plumas County. Chester has 7.29 square miles of land area and 0.08 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Chester population is 1,978, which has shrunk 14.59% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 12.39% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Chester median household income is $40,417 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 20.96% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 29.47% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Chester median house value is $173,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 44.89% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 75.60% and is about the same as the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Chester is better than the state average in quality. The Chester area code is 530.