Chester strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):
Affordability of Property Taxes
Comparing Chester to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):
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|Male Share of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Age of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Women|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|Median Family Income|
|People Above Poverty|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|College Educated Adults|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Working at Home|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Short Commute Times|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|People Living Alone|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Nearest Medium City||21 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||98 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts|
|Standard Zip Codes||01011|
|Phone Area Codes||413|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Jan Temp||7 to 31 F|
|Apr Temp||33 to 60 F|
|Jul Temp||57 to 86 F|
|Oct Temp||34 to 64 F|
|Annual Precip||61.6 inches|
|Jan Temp||11 to 29 F|
|Apr Temp||33 to 52 F|
|Jul Temp||58 to 78 F|
|Oct Temp||37 to 57 F|
|Annual Precip||48.7 inches|
|Station||GREAT BARRINGTON 5 SW|
|Jan Temp||11 to 32 F|
|Apr Temp||32 to 56 F|
|Jul Temp||56 to 81 F|
|Oct Temp||34 to 60 F|
|Annual Precip||47.9 inches|
|Average Family Size||3.06|
|American Indian & Alaskan||6||0.5%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||17||1.3%|
|Est. 2005 Population||1,321|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|French (except Basque)||14.5%|
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||4.4%|
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