Chester, Connecticut

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Chester, Connecticut

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Chester strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 8% Chester College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Chester, Connecticut

Comparing Chester to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 9
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Racial Diversity 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 2


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to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 4 2


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to State
College Educated Adults 10 7


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8

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Chester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SE of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 06412
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.403
Longitude -72.451

Chester Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
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Chester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,743 100%
Male 1,789 47.8%
Female 1,954 52.2%
Under 18 833 22.3%
18+ 2,910 77.7%
65+ 643 17.2%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 2.93
White 3,623 96.8%
African-American 32 0.9%
Asian 31 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.3%
Other 9 0.2%
Mixed Race 33 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 64 1.7%

Estimated Chester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,832
Growth 89
Growth % 2.4%

Chester Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 20.4%
English 13.9%
Irish 13.7%
German 10.4%
Polish 8.1%
US/American 5%
Swedish 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
French Canadian 3.8%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Dutch 1.9%
Scottish 1.4%
Welsh 1.2%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Norwegian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Moroccan 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Chester Public Libraries

Chester Public Library
Chester, Connecticut
(860) 526-0018
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