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Chester is a city in Hancock County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,585 at the 2010 census. Chester was established in 1896, but not incorporated until 1907. The city is named after J. Chester McDonald, one of the city's original planners.Chester is home to the Chester teapot, the World's Largest Teapot. Little Blue Run Lake, the U.S.'s largest coal slurry waste impound is located next to the town.GeographyChester is located at . At the outbreak of hostilities of the American Civil War in April 1861, this location was part of Virginia and was the northernmost point in any slave state.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00sqmi, all of it land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,585 people, 1,209 households, and 696 families residing in the city. The population density was 2585.0PD/sqmi. There were 1,381 housing units at an average density of 1381.0/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
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