Chester, NY
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Chester profile

Living in Chester

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 383rd largest community in New York.

Unlike some villages, Chester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chester are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chester is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester who work in sales jobs (17.57%), office and administrative support (11.05%), and healthcare (10.24%).

Of important note, Chester is also a village 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.

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.

One downside of living in Chester is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chester, the average commute to work is 34.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Chester, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Chester is a relatively small village. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town 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: 25.61% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Chester in 2018 was $37,228, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,912 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 26.65% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chester include Italian, German, Irish, English, and Romanian.

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