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Chester is located at 40°0'38" North, 97°37'5" West (40.010629, -97.617971).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 294 people, 140 households, and 83 families residing in the village. The population density is 206.4/km² (537.7/mi²). There are 180 housing units at an average density of 126.4/km² (329.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 98.30% White, 0.00% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 140 households out of which 20.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% are married couples living together, 2.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% are non-families. 37.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 22.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.10 and the average family size is 2.73.
In the village the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 48 years. For every 100 females there are 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $21,389, and the median income for a family is $30,000. Males have a median income of $22,750 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the village is $14,150. 7.6% of the population and 5.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 15.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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