Chester, NY
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Chester is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,918 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chester is the 377th largest community in New York.

Chester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chester is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester who work in office and administrative support (20.60%), sales jobs (8.41%), and management occupations (7.96%).

Also of interest is that Chester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Despite being a small village, Chester has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Chester is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.59% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Chester in 2010 was $31,135, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,540 for a family of four. However, Chester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chester is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. 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 Black or African-American. Chester also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.58% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chester include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Chester's cultural character, accounting for 19.68% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Chester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.