Chester, Montana

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Chester, Montana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Chester Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Chester Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 10% Chester Median Family Income
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Chester Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Chester, Montana

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 7
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
Median Family Income 6 10
People in Middle Class or Better 5 8
People Above Poverty 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 8 5
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 4
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7

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Chester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles N of Great Falls, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 528 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Liberty
Standard Zip Codes 59522
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.51
Longitude -110.977

Chester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 58 F
Jul Temp 51 to 83 F
Oct Temp 28 to 59 F
Annual Precip 10.5 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 61 F
Jul Temp 53 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 64 F
Annual Precip 10.3 inches
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 84 F
Oct Temp 30 to 59 F
Annual Precip 11 inches
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Chester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 871 100%
Male 398 45.7%
Female 473 54.3%
Under 18 180 20.7%
18+ 691 79.3%
65+ 241 27.7%
Median Age 47.2
Average Family Size 2.79
White 860 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 5 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Chester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 811
Growth -60
Growth % -6.9%

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
German 28.9%
Norwegian 22.8%
English 9.7%
Swedish 5.2%
Irish 5.1%
US/American 5.1%
Dutch 3.5%
Italian 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Scottish 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Danish 1.4%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Polish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
British 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Estonian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
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Chester Public Libraries

Liberty County Library
Chester, Montana
(406) 759-5445

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Chester High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 83 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.6

Chester Colleges

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