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Demographics

People

Total Population7,935
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+3,850
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married61.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher68.5%
Median Earnings25+$88,650
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,938

Wealth

Median Family Income$158,583
% Above Poverty Level97.1%
% Below Poverty Level2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone15.5%
Median Gross Rent$2,193
Median House Value$637,600

Ancestry

Irish22.6%
Italian18.4%
German18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
English12.8%
Polish7.5%
Scottish3.9%
Russian2.4%
Dutch2.4%
French Except Basque1.9%
Ukrainian1.8%
Norwegian1.8%
Finnish1.6%
Greek1.6%
Iranian1.4%
Swedish1.4%
Czech1.3%
Portuguese1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Australian0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Belgian0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Slovak0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Estonian0.2%
US/American0.2%
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Chester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7930
Phone Area Codes908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.78
Approximate Longitude-74.69

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)

StationLONG VALLEY
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 37 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationSOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationFLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bedminster8,234$138,036
Far Hills991$123,750
Mendham5,892$200,536
Mount Olive28,851$107,303
Randolph25,916$148,670

Chester Public Libraries

Chester Library
250 WEST MAIN STREET
Chester, New Jersey
(908) 879-7612

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Chester Hospitals

Kessler Institute For Rehabilitation - Chester
(Proprietary)
201 Pleasant Hill Road
(973) 584-7500

Chester Public Schools

Black River Middle School
133 Rt. 513 - North Road
ZIP: 7930
(908) 879-6363
Middle
Total Enrollment 464
Bragg Elementary School
250 Route 24
ZIP: 7930
(908) 879-5324
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Dickerson Elementary School
250 Rt. 24
ZIP: 7930
(908) 879-5313
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
West Morris Central High School
259 Bartley Road
ZIP: 7930
(908) 879-5212
High
Total Enrollment 1299

Chester Private Schools

Bright Horizons
245 Main St
ZIP: 7930
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Mustard Seed Child Care Center
30 Hillside Rd
ZIP: 7930
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Suburban Hills School
41 Oakdale Rd
ZIP: 7930
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
The Dogwood School
8 Dogwood Dr
ZIP: 7930
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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