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Population (year 2000): 12,140. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,287 (+9.4% change)
Males: 6,409 (52.8%), Females: 5,731 (47.2%)

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Median resident age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $69,280 (year 2000)
Median house value: $173,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Chester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.6%)
  • Hispanic (10.1%)
  • Black (6.6%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • Chinese (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (24.0%), Italian (22.5%), German (15.2%), Polish (8.7%), English (4.4%), United States (3.0%).

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Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 2.1 square miles

Chester,

For population 25 years and over in Chester

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 43.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester town

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

7.0% Foreign born (3.4% Europe, 2.1% Asia, 1.0% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY (16.7 miles Ramapo, pop. 108,905).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (43.5 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (51.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NY (0.0 miles Chester, NY Goshen, (4.6 miles Park, NY (4.7 miles Walton NY Hamptonburgh, (5.5 miles NY (6.0 miles Florida, .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $111,700

Latitude: 41.36 N, Longitude: 74.28 W

Area code: 845

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.3%), Retail trade (15.1%).

Average climate in Chester, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chester,

Chester-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/1988, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Chester city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Karl Anderson - College basketball player (Quinnipiac Bobcats).


Hospitals/medical centers near Chester:
  • ARDEN HILL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; GOSHEN, NY)
  • ST ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; WARWICK, NY)
  • MID HUDSON FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC CTR (about 10 miles; NEW HAMPTON, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chester:
  • STEWART INT'L (about 16 miles; NEWBURGH, NY; ID: SWF)
  • DUTCHESS COUNTY (about 33 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; ID: POU)
  • TETERBORO (about 39 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chester:
  • WARWICK MUNI (about 6 miles; WARWICK, NY; ID: N72)
  • RANDALL (about 9 miles; MIDDLETOWN, NY; ID: 06N)
  • ORANGE COUNTY (about 10 miles; MONTGOMERY, NY; ID: MGJ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:
  • ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,486)
  • ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; SUFFERN, NY; FT enrollment: 4,409)
  • UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY (about 21 miles; WEST POINT, NY; FT enrollment: 4,088)
  • RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (about 21 miles; MAHWAH, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,076)
  • WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (about 29 miles; WAYNE, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,017)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT NEW PALTZ (about 30 miles; NEW PALTZ, NY; FT enrollment: 6,334)
  • PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; PATERSON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,452)
Public high school in Chester:
  • CHESTER JSHS (Students: 430; Location: 3 MAPLE AVE; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle school in Chester:
  • CHESTER ES (Students: 549; Location: 2 HERBERT DR; Grades: KG - 06)
Library in Chester:
  • CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $328,870; Location: 1784 KINGS HIGHWAY; 47,109 books; 1,470 audio materials; 1,476 video materials; 110 serial subscriptions)

Cemetery: Chester Cemetery (1).


Chester compared to New York state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNJ (1160 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVERSAL B/CASTING OF NEW YORK,INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGNY (1220 AM; 10 kW; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:
  • WLJP (89.3 FM; MONROE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSUS (102.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WZAD (97.3 FM; WURTSBORO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRRV (92.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCZX (97.7 FM; HYDE PARK, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBWZ (93.3 FM; NEW PALTZ, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRWD-FM (107.3 FM; HIGHLAND, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WRRB (96.9 FM; ARLINGTON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXHD (90.1 FM; MOUNT HOPE, NY; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGNY-FM (103.1 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WRPJ (88.9 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WNJP (88.5 FM; SUSSEX, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTH.)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WRNN-TV (Channel 62; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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