12.4 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Chester, Illinois


12.4 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Chester, Illinois in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 28.9 percent lower than the state average of 41.3 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 8,597.

67.2 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many Chester, Illinois residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Chester, Illinois for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
2,235
32.8
Regular high school diploma
1,595
23.4
GED or alternative credential
896
13.1
Some college less than 1 year
416
6.1
Some college 1 or more years no degree
835
12.2
Associate's degree
358
5.2
Bachelor's degree
359
5.3
Master's degree
100
1.5
Professional school degree
0
0
Doctorate degree
30
0.4
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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