Chester is located in north West Virginia. Chester is part of Hancock County. Chester has 1.00 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Chester population is 2,564, which has shrunk 1.08% since 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 2.52% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Chester median household income is $36,042 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 26.24% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 40.01% and is about the same as the national average rate of 27.36%. Chester median house value is $81,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 35.39% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 37.64% and is lower than 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 much better than the state average in quality. The Chester area code is 304.