Chester County (Tennessee)

The Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. In 2010, the County had 17,131 inhabitants and a population density of 22.9 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Henderson.


The County in middle Tennessee and south-west of the south about 50 miles from the Mississippi River. It has an area of 748 square kilometers, of which 1 square kilometers of water surface. At the Chester County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Chester County was formed on March 4, 1875 from parts of Hardeman County, Henderson County, Madison County and McNairy County. It was named after Robert I. Chester, a politician from Tennessee.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 living in Chester County 17,131 people in 5987 households. The population density was 22.9 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 5987 households lived statistically 2.62 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 88.1 percent white, 9.4 percent African American, 0.4 percent Native American, 0.4 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.6 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 2.2 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

22.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 62.6 percent were between 18 and 64 and 14.7 percent were 65 years or older. 51.9 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 39,915. The per capita income was $ 17,343. 15.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Chester County


  • Henderson


  • Enville1
  • Milledgeville2
  • Silerton3

Unincorporated communities

  • Dean castle
  • Jacks Creek

1 - partially in McNairy County 2 - partially in McNairy and Hardin County 3 - partially in Hardeman County


The Chester County is divided into six numbered districts: