Chester

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  2. Chester Statistics
  3. Chester Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Chester Employment Information
  5. Chester Family Information
  6. Chester Education Information
  7. Chester Business Information
  8. Chester Public Benefits Information
  9. Chester Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  10. Chester Zip Codes


Chester Legal Resources

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Chester Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 1,308
  • Land Area (2000): 95.122 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 1.037 square kilometers
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 413
  • Alias(es) (2003): CHESTER
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Houses (2000): 580

Chester Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 0 0.00%
 Rural, Farm 15 1.15%
 Rural, Non-farm 1,291 98.85%

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Chester Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 44
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $1,257,000 / $297,000

Chester Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 671 633 38 5.66% 57
1991 679 601 78 11.55% 116
1992 781 678 103 13.16% 132
1993 763 688 75 9.83% 98
1994 839 738 102 12.12% 120
1995 784 715 68 8.72% 87
1996 750 691 59 7.85% 79
1997 746 694 51 6.88% 69
1998 774 725 49 6.29% 63
1999 831 785 47 5.61% 57
2000 731 698 34 4.63% 46
2001 737 699 38 5.21% 52
2002 758 701 58 7.59% 76
2003 748 692 56 7.45% 74
2004 732 691 40 5.52% 55
2005 729 690 39 5.37% 54
2006 719 689 30 4.11% 41
2007 716 686 30 4.22% 42
2008 712 680 32 4.56% 46
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 714 678 36 5.04% 50
Feb 2008 712 680 32 4.49% 45
Mar 2008 716 683 33 4.61% 46
Apr 2008 709 686 23 3.24% 32
May 2008 709 680 29 4.09% 41
Jun 2008 713 683 30 4.21% 42
Jul 2008 714 680 34 4.76% 48
Aug 2008 713 674 39 5.47% 55
Sep 2008 709 673 36 5.08% 51
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Chester Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 46 12.53%
2. Paper Manufacturing 26 7.08%
3. Metal Manufactuing 24 6.54%
4. Repair and Maintenance 24 6.54%
5. Educational Services 18 4.90%
6. Machinery Manufacturing 17 4.63%
7. Accommodation and Food Services 13 3.54%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 13 3.54%
9. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 13 3.54%
10. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 10 2.72%
11. Public Administration 10 2.72%
12. U.S. Postal Service 10 2.72%
13. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 9 2.45%
14. Truck Transportation 9 2.45%
15. Health Care 8 2.18%
16. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 8 2.18%
17. Food and Beverage Stores 7 1.91%
18. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7 1.91%
19. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 7 1.91%
20. Nonmetallic Mineral Manufacturing 6 1.63%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 66 21.29%
2. Educational Services 41 13.23%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 20 6.45%
4. Food and Beverage Stores 19 6.13%
5. Finance and Insurance 16 5.16%
6. Department and Other General Stores 10 3.23%
7. Social Assistance 9 2.90%
8. Personal and Laundry Services 8 2.58%
9. Public Administration 8 2.58%
10. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 7 2.26%
11. Printing and Related Manufacturing 7 2.26%
12. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 7 2.26%
13. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 6 1.94%
14. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6 1.94%
15. U.S. Postal Service 6 1.94%
16. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 6 1.94%
17. Utilities 6 1.94%
18. Machinery Manufacturing 5 1.61%
19. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 4 1.29%
20. Chemical Manufacturing 4 1.29%

Chester Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 38 10.35%
2. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 36 9.81%
3. Other Installation / Maintenance 30 8.17%
4. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 24 6.54%
5. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 24 6.54%
6. Vehicle Mechanics 20 5.45%
7. Other Sales and Related Occupations 15 4.09%
8. Engineers 12 3.27%
9. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 9 2.45%
10. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 9 2.45%
11. Farmers and Farm Managers 8 2.18%
12. Other Construction Workers 8 2.18%
13. Computer Specialists 7 1.91%
14. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 7 1.91%
15. Other Construction Trades 7 1.91%
16. Art and Design Workers 6 1.63%
17. Carpenters 6 1.63%
18. Construction Laborers 5 1.36%
19. Electricians 5 1.36%
20. Other Food Preparation and Servers 5 1.36%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 19 6.13%
2. Other Personal Care, Not child care 18 5.81%
3. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 12 3.87%
4. Cashiers 12 3.87%
5. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 11 3.55%
6. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 11 3.55%
7. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 11 3.55%
8. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 11 3.55%
9. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 11 3.55%
10. Health Technologists and Technicians 10 3.23%
11. Other Production Occupations 10 3.23%
12. Customer Service Representatives 9 2.90%
13. Registered Nurses 9 2.90%
14. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 9 2.90%
15. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 8 2.58%
16. Other Sales and Related Occupations 8 2.58%
17. Secretaries and Admins 8 2.58%
18. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 6 1.94%
19. Other Healthcare Support 6 1.94%
20. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 6 1.94%

Chester Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 534 53.35%
15-35 hours 165 16.48%
1-14 hours 38 3.80%
No regular hours 264 26.37%

Chester Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 46 7.15%
5 AM-5:29 AM 24 3.73%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 29 4.51%
6 AM-6:29 AM 105 16.33%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 63 9.80%
7 AM-7:29 AM 106 16.49%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 51 7.93%
8 AM-8:29 AM 56 8.71%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 23 3.58%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 20 3.11%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 9 1.40%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 6 0.93%
Noon-3:59 PM 62 9.64%
4 PM-11:59 PM 43 6.69%

Chester Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 16 2.49%
5-9 23 3.58%
10-14 16 2.49%
15-19 57 8.86%
20-24 24 3.73%
25-29 36 5.60%
30-34 134 20.84%
35-39 61 9.49%
40-44 48 7.47%
45-59 130 20.22%
60-89 78 12.13%
At least 90 20 3.11%

Chester Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 2 0.31% 170 26.44%
30-44 0 0.00% 243 37.79%
45-59 2 0.31% 128 19.91%
At least 60 0 0.00% 98 15.24%

Chester Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 0 0.00%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 64 9.60%
 Car / truck / van, solo 551 82.61%
 Motorcycle 2 0.30%
 Other 0 0.00%
 Public transportation 4 0.60%
 Walked 22 3.30%
 Worked at home 24 3.60%

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Chester Family Information

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Households (2000): 490 (1,306 people)
Families (2000): 349 (1,083 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 172
People at same address in 1995: 901

Chester Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 30 6.12%
$10,000-$14,999 22 4.49%
$15,000-$19,999 34 6.94%
$20,000-$24,999 26 5.31%
$25,000-$29,999 37 7.55%
$30,000-$34,999 53 10.82%
$35,000-$39,999 13 2.65%
$40,000-$44,999 39 7.96%
$45,000-$49,999 21 4.29%
$50,000-$59,999 63 12.86%
$60,000-$74,999 86 17.55%
$75,000-$99,999 40 8.16%
$100,000-$124,999 15 3.06%
$125,000-$149,999 7 1.43%
$150,000-$199,999 0 0.00%
$200,000 or more 4 0.82%

Chester Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 106 21.20%
 Family, 2 people 143 28.60%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 26 5.20%
 Family, 3 people 93 18.60%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 5 1.00%
 Family, 4 people 77 15.40%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 1 0.20%
 Family, 5 people 38 7.60%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 1 0.20%
 Family, 6 people 7 1.40%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 0 0.00%
 Family, 7 or more people 3 0.60%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 0 0.00%

Chester Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 409 29.17%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 176 12.55%
Public Assistance 14 1.00%
Retirement 74 5.28%
Self Employment 99 7.06%
Social Security 122 8.70%
Supplemental Security 26 1.85%
Wage / Salary 392 27.96%
Other 90 6.42%

Chester Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 142 49.82%
 With children under 18 143 50.18%

Chester Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 52 10.10%
 Married 305 59.22%
 Never Married 143 27.77%
 Widowed 15 2.91%

Chester Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 52 10.26%
 Married 299 58.97%
 Never Married 111 21.89%
 Widowed 45 8.88%

Chester Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Chester Education Information

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Chester Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 27 2.82%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 114 11.90%
 High school diploma or equivalent 402 41.96%
 Some college, no degree 195 20.35%
 Associate degree 65 6.78%
 Bachelors degree 102 10.65%
 Graduate or professional degree 53 5.53%

Chester Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 18 1.38% 3 0.23% 21 1.61%
Kindergarten 10 0.76% 0 0.00% 10 0.76%
Grades 1-4 42 3.21% 9 0.69% 51 3.90%
Grades 5-8 123 9.40% 2 0.15% 125 9.56%
Grades 9-12 90 6.88% 5 0.38% 95 7.26%
Undergrad college 39 2.98% 15 1.15% 54 4.13%
Graduate or professional school 4 0.31% 3 0.23% 7 0.54%
Total 326 24.92% 37 2.83% 363 27.75%

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Chester Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 18
Chester Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Chester Public Benefits Information

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Chester Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 1,224 94.15%
 Below Poverty Level 76 5.85%

Chester Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Chester Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Chester Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 149 11.39%
10-19 Years 211 16.13%
20-29 Years 106 8.10%
30-39 Years 209 15.98%
40-49 Years 272 20.80%
50-59 Years 157 12.00%
60-69 Years 91 6.96%
70-79 Years 81 6.19%
80-89 Years 29 2.22%
90+ Years 3 0.23%

Chester Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 673 51.45%
 Female 635 48.55%

Chester Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 1,279 97.78%
 Hispanic/Latino 17 1.30%
 Multiracial 8 0.61%
 African-American 2 0.15%
 Amerindian 1 0.08%
 Asian 1 0.08%
 Other Race 0 0.00%
 Pacific Islander 0 0.00%

Chester Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. French Non-Basque 223 15.39%
2. English 211 14.56%
3. Irish 181 12.49%
4. Polish 155 10.70%
5. Italian 153 10.56%
6. German 140 9.66%
7. French Canadian 138 9.52%
8. Swedish 47 3.24%
9. Scottish 29 2.00%
10. Scotch Irish 24 1.66%

Chester Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 1,197 97.24%
2. French 10 0.81%
3. Polish 9 0.73%
4. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 6 0.49%
5. Scandinavian 3 0.24%
6. German 2 0.16%
7. Greek 2 0.16%
8. Other Slavic 2 0.16%

Chester Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 1,289 98.70%
 Naturalized immigrant 11 0.84%
 Not a citizen 6 0.46%

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Chester Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Chester Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

01011