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Chester, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Chester had a population of 859 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Chester, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 859
Population in Households 717
Population in Familes 587
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 1,803
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $46,760
Average Household Income $71,906
Per Capita Income $27,746


Total Housing Units 472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $100,909
Average Home Value $144,060


Total Households 403
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% 0.28%
Households 0.24% 0.3%
Families 1.78% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

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, 2018 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 # 31 92nd
Diversity Index # 360 1st
Median Household Income # 193 47th
Per Capita Income # 192 48th

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