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ZIP Code 23831

Primary City:Chester, VA (View All Cities)
County: Chesterfield County
Timezone: Eastern (7:33am)
Area code: 804 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.34, -77.45
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 23831

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 23831. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 23831. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 23831, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Chester, VA

Stats and Demographics for the 23831 ZIP Code

ZIP code 23831 is located in southeast Virginia and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 23831 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 23831 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 33,079
Population Density 1,374 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,140
Median Home Value $222,500
Land Area 24.07 sq mi
Water Area 0.24 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,504
Median Household Income $66,239

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0001,2351,4041,3369199599571,0971,2271,2881,1871,033834600373237162114
Female1,0021,1101,3001,2039421,0261,1181,1921,3851,4611,3151,147950655467345261238
Total2,0022,3452,7042,5391,8611,9852,0752,2892,6122,7492,5022,1801,7841,255840582423352

Gender

 Male 15,962 48%
 Female 17,117 52%
Gender

Race

 White 22,769 68.8%
 Black Or African American 7,321 22.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 147 0.4%
 Asian 858 2.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 26 0.1%
 Other Race 1,020 3.1%
 Two Or More Races 938 2.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner528871,8702,4032,0151,169543152
Renter33997183057330817313683
Total3911,8582,7002,9762,3231,342679235

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,834 55%
 Single Guardian 2,341 19%
 Singles 2,781 22%
 Singles With Roommate 548 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,627 61%
 Households with Kids 4,877 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male172186208219218241253256267281264288267304283309290256198191
Female188213209213225227191238229235244252278291239288266212198165
Total360399417432443468444494496516508540545595522597556468396356

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 23831 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 23831 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 23831 real estate data, the median home value of $222,500 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 23831. Rentals in 23831 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 23831 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 33,057 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 8 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 14 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,168 55%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,923 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,413 26%
 Households Vacant 636 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 273 42.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 1.7%
 For Sale Only 164 25.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 25 3.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 46 7.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 116 18.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 60 2%
 1 Bedroom 604 15%
 2 Bedroom 2,144 54%
 3+ Bedroom 1,162 29%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $66,239 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 23831 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 23831 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12,352 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,910 22%
 No Earnings 8,018 31%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12,352 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,910 22%
 No Earnings 8,018 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,674 94.7%
 Public transportation 36 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 120 0.7%
 Worked at Home 716 4.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,181 12%
 High School Graduate 4,966 50%
 Associate's degree 597 6%
 Bachelor's degree 2,029 20%
 Master's degree 952 10%
 Professional school degree 89 1%
 Doctorate degree 110 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,526 75.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 878 12.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 924 12.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 23831

ZIP Code 23831 is in the Chesterfield County Public Schools. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 23831.

C C Wells Elementary
13101 South Chester Rd
Chester, VA 23831
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chesterfield County Public Schools
C E Curtis Elementary
3600 West Hundred Rd
Chester, VA 23831
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chesterfield County Public Schools
Carver Middle School
3800 Cougar Trail
Chester, VA 23831
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Chesterfield County Public Schools
Harrowgate Elementary
15501 Harrowgate Rd
Chester, VA 23831
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chesterfield County Public Schools
Ecoff Elementary
5200 Ecoff Ave
Chester, VA 23831
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chesterfield County Public Schools
Thomas Dale High School
3626 West Hundred Rd
Chester, VA 23831
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Chesterfield County Public Schools
Chesterfield Community High School
12400 Branders Bridge Rd
Chester, VA 23831
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Chesterfield County Public Schools
The Lead Center Ltd
622a S 6th Ave
Hopewell, VA 23831
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Evangel Christian School
16801 Harrowgate Rd
Chester, VA 23831
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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