Chester County, Tennessee is a rural county located in the southwestern part of the state. The county has a population of 17,845 people, with a median household income of $41,919. The median age of the population is 41.7 years.
The economy of Chester County is largely based on agriculture, with the main crops being corn, soybeans, and wheat. The county also has a significant manufacturing sector, with major employers including automotive parts manufacturer Denso Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., and food processor Tyson Foods. The unemployment rate in Chester County is 3.2%, which is slightly lower than the national average of 3.7%.
The education system in Chester County is served by the Chester County School District, which consists of nine elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The district has a graduation rate of 90.4%, which is higher than the national average of 84.6%. In addition, the district has a college and career readiness rate of 67.9%, which is slightly lower than the national average of 69.1%.
The real estate market in Chester County is fairly affordable, with the median home value being $125,100. This is lower than the national median home value of $231,200. The median rent in the county is $719, which is slightly lower than the national median rent of $949. The county has a homeownership rate of 69.2%, which is slightly higher than the national rate of 63.9%.
Overall, Chester County is a rural county with a strong agricultural economy and a relatively affordable housing market. The education system is strong, with a higher than average graduation rate and college and career readiness rate. The unemployment rate is lower than the national average, and the median household income is slightly lower than the national average.