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People

Total Population 4,263
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 24%
Employed Population 16+ 2,116
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,222
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,103
Median House Value $330,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
US/American 0.4%
English 19.9%
Irish 21%

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

Chester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SE of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 06412
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.403
Longitude -72.451

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 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

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(860) 526-0018
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