At fourth, Chester County is one of the top Tennessee counties in child well-being. Some of the county’s strongest rankings include zero child and teen deaths and a relatively low percentage of babies being born at a low birth rate of 3.8 percent giving Chester Co. third in that category.
The county’s biggest challenges are a high rate of children without health insurance and a high cost of living.
An additional strength is a low rate of pregnancy among girls 15-17. An additional opportunity is a below-average median household income.