Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th earl of, 1694-1773, English statesman and author. A noted wit and orator, his long public career, begun in 1715, included an ambassadorship to The Hague (1728-32), a seat in Parliament, and a successful tenure as lord lieutenant of Ireland (1745-46). His literary fame rests upon his letters to his illegitimate son, Philip Stanhope (first pub. 1774), designed for the education of a young man, and upon his letters to his godson (pub. 1890).

See edition of his letters by B. Dobree (6 vol., 1932) and additional letters edited by S. L. Gulick, Jr. (1938); study by S. Shellabarger (rev. ed. 1951, repr. 1971).

Chesterfield, city (1991 pop. 73,352) and district, Derbyshire, central England. An important industrial center, Chesterfield produces mining equipment, railroad cars, metal products, glass, and pottery. Of interest are the Stephenson Memorial Hall (named in honor of the inventor George Stephenson, who lived and is buried there), the 16th-century grammar school, and the 14th-century church with a twisted spire.
Chesterfield is a village in Macoupin County, Illinois, United States. The population was 223 at the 2000 census.


Chesterfield is located at (39.254782, -90.064959).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 223 people, 86 households, and 60 families residing in the village. The population density was 412.2 people per square mile (159.4/km²). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 175.6/sq mi (67.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.76% White, 0.45% Native American, and 1.79% from two or more races.

There were 86 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $29,250 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,555. About 11.4% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 11.8% of those sixty five or over.


zip code is 62630 area code is 618

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