Chester, Nebraska

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Chester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 74 miles SW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Thayer
Standard Zip Codes 68327, 68429
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.01
Longitude -97.618

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)
Station HEBRON
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 29.7 inches
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
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Chester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 294 100%
Male 149 50.7%
Female 145 49.3%
Under 18 58 19.7%
18+ 236 80.3%
65+ 81 27.6%
Median Age 47.5
Average Family Size 2.73
White 289 98.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.7%

Estimated Chester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 256
Growth -38
Growth % -12.9%

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 45.9%
English 11.3%
Irish 8.2%
Czech 7.2%
Scottish 3.6%
US/American 3.6%
Hungarian 3.1%
Swedish 3.1%
French Canadian 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.1%
Norwegian 2.1%
Scandinavian 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
European 1%
Danish 1%
Pennsylvania German 1%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chester 294 $30,000
Alexandria 216 $29,583
Byron 144 $36,875
Deshler 879 $38,942
Hardy 179 $31,250
Hebron 1,565 $39,524
Ruskin 195 $31,250

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Chester Public Library
PO BOX 335
Chester, Nebraska
(402) 324-5755

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