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Chester, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Chester had a population of 861 as of July 1, 2017. Chester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 48.5113 and longitude -110.9665 in Liberty County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Liberty County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,133 feet.

The Town of Chester (GNIS ID: 2413195) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Chester is located within Chester Division of Liberty County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Chester, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 861
Daytime Population: Workers 685
Daytime Population: Residents 518
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,203
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 719
Population in Familes 591
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 1,807
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $44,938
Average Household Income $68,370
Per Capita Income $26,622


Total Housing Units 470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $95,000
Average Home Value $136,058


Total Households 405
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.3%
Households 0.35% 0.39%
Families 2.09% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

Chester, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 106 71st
Population Density # 29 92nd
Diversity Index # 359 2nd
Median Household Income # 204 44th
Per Capita Income # 194 47th

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