Chester, Nebraska

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Chester is a village in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 294 at the 2000 census.

Chester is notable as being the birthplace of six-man football.



Chester is located at 40°00′38″N 97°37′05″W / 40.010629°N 97.617971°W / 40.010629; -97.617971 (40.010629, -97.617971).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 294 people, 140 households, and 83 families residing in the village. The population density was 537.7 people per square mile (206.4/km2). There were 180 housing units at an average density of 329.2/sq mi (126.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.30% White, 1.02% Native American, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 140 households out of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 2.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $21,389, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $22,750 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,150. About 5.3% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 15.4% of those sixty five or over.


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