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Demographics

People

Total Population789
Male Share of the Population56.8%
Female Share of the Population43.2%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+399
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married53.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$37,222
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,981

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,853
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone16.7%
Median Gross Rent$933
Median House Value$159,000

Ancestry

Irish24.8%
German21.2%
English15.6%
French Except Basque14.4%
Italian9.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
Polish6.5%
Welsh5.8%
Canadian4.8%
Swedish4.7%
Scottish3.9%
Dutch0.9%
Portuguese0.9%
Russian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Latvian0.4%
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Chester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampden County
Standard Zip Codes1011
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.28
Approximate Longitude-72.98

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)

StationCHESTER 2
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp7 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp57 to 86 F
Oct Temp34 to 64 F
Annual Precip61.6 inches
StationCUMMINGTON HILL
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationGREAT BARRINGTON 5 SW
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Becket1,721$80,727
Blandford352$71,250
Huntington630$82,917
Middlefield497$92,188
Otis1,576$81,583
Worthington1,219$91,641

Chester Public Libraries

Hamilton Memorial Library
195 ROUTE 20
Chester, Massachusetts
(413) 354-7808

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Chester Public Schools

Chester Elementary
325 Middlefield Road
ZIP: 1011
(413) 685-1360
Primary
Total Enrollment 128

Chester Private Schools

Circle Of Friends Montessori
25 W Main
ZIP: 6412
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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