Chester is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,674 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chester is the 448th largest community in New Jersey.
Chester home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Chester real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Chester is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 90.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chester is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester who work in management occupations (17.99%), office and administrative support (15.34%) and teaching (9.14%).
Of important note, Chester is also a borough of artists. Chester has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Chester’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Chester telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.28% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Chester is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Chester is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chester really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chester perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Despite being a small borough, Chester has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Chester, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Chester is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.17% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Chester in 2010 was $49,976, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $199,904 for a family of four. However, Chester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Chester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chester residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Chester also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.37% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chester include German, Italian, Irish, English, Polish and Austrian.
The most common language spoken in Chester is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||570|
|CHESTER HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||75.78%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||24.22%|
|TYPE OF CHESTER HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||71.10%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.38%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.49%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||8.77%|
|SIZE OF CHESTER HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.33%|
|AGE OF CHESTER HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.66%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||44.16%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||26.30%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||22.89%|
|CHESTER REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$541,839|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,324|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||7.71%|
|$52,001 - $104,000||4.99%|
|$104,001 - $207,000||0.00%|
|$207,001 - $311,000||4.99%|
|$311,001 - $414,000||14.29%|
|$414,001 - $518,000||19.50%|
|$518,001 - $777,000||29.93%|
|$777,001 - $1,036,000||15.87%|
|PEOPLE OF CHESTER||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.66%|
|5 TO 17||24.28%|
|18 TO 24||3.53%|
|25 TO 34||8.29%|
|35 TO 54||28.20%|
|55 TO 64||12.14%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||19.91%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.44%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$96,042|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$49,976|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.28%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (14.16%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.62%)
Real estate (3.69%)
Information Technology (3.10%)
Public Service (2.06%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||4.82%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.09%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.37%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (24.15%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (86.93%)
Scandinavian languages (1.12%)
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