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People

Total Population 11,902
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,954
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 50.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.6%
Median Earnings25+ $51,909
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,781
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,914

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,245
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 6.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,377
Median House Value $295,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.4%
Irish 19.3%

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

Chester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 10918
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.362
Longitude -74.271

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 MIDDLETOWN 2 NW
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station HIGH POINT PARK
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Florida 2,705 $71,500
Goshen 13,700 $102,758
Harriman 2,704 $64,309
Monroe 41,756 $66,828

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

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Chester, New York
(845) 469-4252
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