Chester, Iowa

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Chester is a city in Howard County, Iowa, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 151. Chester is located just across the state line from Minnesota.


Chester is located at 43°29′28″N 92°21′40″W / 43.49111°N 92.36111°W / 43.49111; -92.36111 (43.491126, -92.361196)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 151 people, 71 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 113.2 people per square mile (43.8/km²). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 61.5/sq mi (23.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.34% White, 0.66% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 71 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 28.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 81.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,240. There were 4.7% of families and 8.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 22.2% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


Chester | Cresco | Elma | Lime Springs | Protivin‡ | Riceville


‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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