Chester is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,091 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chester is the 377th largest community in New York.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chester is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester who work in sales jobs (20.13%), office and administrative support (12.60%), and management occupations (10.31%).
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.
Overall, Chester’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One downside of living in Chester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.04 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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: 25.77% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Chester in 2018 was $34,182, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,728 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 33.68% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chester include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Jamaican.
The most common language spoken in Chester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.