Chestertown is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 670 people and just one neighborhood, Chestertown is the 790th largest community in New York. Chestertown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Chestertown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chestertown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chestertown is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chestertown who work in office and administrative support (18.55%), food service (12.22%) and personal care services (10.63%).
Also of interest is that Chestertown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Chestertown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.18% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Chestertown has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Chestertown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Chestertown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Chestertown may be for you.
Chestertown is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.