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People

Total Population 754
Male Share of the Population 52.3%
Female Share of the Population 47.7%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 382
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,333
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.9%
Median Gross Rent $938
Median House Value $145,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.1%
US/American 0%
English 14.5%
Irish 28.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01011
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.279
Longitude -72.979

Chester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHESTER 2
Distance 1.5 miles
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
Station CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 13.2 miles
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
Distance 24.1 miles
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Becket 1,739 $70,694
Blandford 382 $92,708
Huntington 679 $78,250
Middlefield 511 $90,000
Otis 1,542 $70,481
Worthington 1,251 $82,986

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Library
Hamilton Memorial Library
195 ROUTE 20
Chester, Massachusetts
(413) 354-7808

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