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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 4,019 people and three associated neighborhoods, Chester is the 383rd largest community in New York.

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.

In Chester, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.66 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

The education level of Chester citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.43% of adults in Chester have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Chester in 2018 was $46,502, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $186,008 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 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 19.24% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chester include Italian, German, Irish, English, and Polish.

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