Chester, IL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 2,195 housing units in Chester. This represents a 2.3% decline from 2,247 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 2,104 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 91 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Chester is about 74.6%. Chester's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 8.8%. Average household size is 2.33 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Chester were built after 1953.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.70%
One Bedroom8.40%
Two Bedrooms36.90%
Three Bedrooms36.60%
Four Bedrooms13.60%
Five Bedrooms or more3.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.45
Median year structure was built1949
Median Value of occupied units$60,900
Median Price asked for vacant units$73,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2
Median year structure was built1962
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$268

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage8.50%
Home Equity Loan4.60%
Simple Mortgage40.50%
Debt Free46.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs14.4%