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People

Total Population 7,942
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,776
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 65.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 71.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $164,362
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 4%

Housing

People Living Alone 11.5%
Median Gross Rent $0
Median House Value $667,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 14.8%
Irish 24.5%

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

Chester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07930
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.784
Longitude -74.697

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 LONG VALLEY
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station SOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Station FLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedminster 8,251 $127,583
Far Hills 1,052 $122,778
Mendham 5,885 $189,375
Mount Olive 28,682 $109,369
Randolph 25,917 $145,119

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

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WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH
BARTLEY ROAD
908-879-5212
Serves 1,257 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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