Chester, California

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Population in 2010: 2,144. Population change since 2000: -7.4%
Males: 1,168  (54.5%)
Females: 976  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  49.1 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 96020.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,734 (it was $33,413 in 2000)
Chester:

$39,734
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,215 (it was $17,569 in 2000)

Chester CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $194,798 (it was $120,400 in 2000)
Chester:

$194,798
CA:

$373,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $700.

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  • Races in Chester, CA (2010)

    Chester races chart
    • 1,82885.3%White alone
    • 1788.3%Hispanic
    • 632.9%Two or more races
    • 411.9%American Indian alone
    • 211.0%Asian alone
    • 70.3%Black alone
    • 40.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.09%Other race alone

Races in Chester detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chester: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (15.7%), German (13.3%), United States (8.2%), Irish (7.8%), Scottish (5.9%), Dutch (5.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4528 feet

Land area: 7.23 square miles.

Population density: 297 people per square mile   (very low).

Chester,CA real estate house value index trend

Chester, California map

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester CDP:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 25.1%

105 residents are foreign born (3.5% Europe, 1.6% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This place:

5.4%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,410 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,120 (1.1%)

Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chico, CA (50.3 miles , pop. 59,954).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (121.5 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (457.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lake Almanor West, CA (2.2 miles ), Lake Almanor Country Club, CA (2.4 miles ), Lake Almanor Peninsula, CA (2.4 miles ), Almanor, CA (2.6 miles) , Hamilton Branch, CA (2.8 miles ), Prattville, CA (2.8 miles) , Warner Valley, CA (3.0 miles) , East Shore, CA (3.0 miles) .

Latitude: 40.30 N, Longitude: 121.23 W

Area code: 530

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution

Chester tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Chester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chester, California

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Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 538% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 185.3 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 197.2 miles away from Chester center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 228.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 149.4 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 170.1 miles away from Chester center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 209.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plumas County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chester:

  • SENECA DISTRICT HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 130 BRENTWOOD DRIVE)
  • SENECA DISTRICT HOSPITAL (130 BRENTWOOD DR)

Airports and heliports located in Chester:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Butte College (about 51 miles; Oroville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,649)
  • California State University-Chico (about 52 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Shasta College (about 62 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • Yuba College (about 83 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 92 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 92 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Sierra College (about 105 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)

Public high schools in Chester:

Public elementary/middle school in Chester:

Private elementary/middle school in Chester:

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Notable locations in Chester: Almanor Ranger Station (A), Chester Fire Department (B), Chester Fire Protection District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chester include: Wesleyan Church (A), Our Savior Lutheran Church (B), Community United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Chester: Chester Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Antlers Motel (Highway 36).

Plumas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 39.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 18.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.7%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 67.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.6%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.1%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
12 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
33 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in other group homes in 2000

Chester, California environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Chester Branch at 236 Main Street, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Plumas Bank: Chester Branch at 225 Main Street, branch established on 1955/11/07. Info updated 2008/11/12: Bank assets: $454.3 mil, Deposits: $391.8 mil, headquarters in Quincy, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Plumas Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
California average:

15.4

Chester travel time to work - commute Chester mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Chester CDP (based on Plumas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,66723
Catholic1,2164
Mainline Protestant8468
Other7646
None15,514-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Plumas County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Plumas County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Plumas County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Here:

18.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Plumas County:

26.0%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chester:

46.2%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chester:

40.4%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Chester:

28.9
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chester:

25.0%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chester:

10.7%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chester:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chester:

35.9%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Chester:

50.5%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.5%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chester, CA Residents

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Butte County, CA  0.59% ($30,372 average AGI)
from Washoe County, NV  0.59% ($35,372)
from Placer County, CA  0.26% ($54,368)


6.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
California average:

5.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washoe County, NV  0.93% ($40,681 average AGI)
to Butte County, CA  0.89% ($25,197)
to Lassen County, CA  0.35% ($34,731)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNRO (1670 AM; 10 kW; REDDING, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KPAY (1290 AM; 5 kW; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRDG (105.3 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KLVB-FM (102.7 FM; RED BLUFF, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K216CF (91.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLVC (88.3 FM; MAGALIA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZAP (96.7 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC.)
  • KHSL-FM (103.5 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHRD (103.1 FM; WEAVERVILLE, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KNCQ (97.3 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF REDDING, LLC)
  • KCHO (91.7 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: UNIV. FOUNDATION/CA. ST. UNIV. CHICO)
  • KNCA (89.7 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER ED.)
  • KKXS (96.1 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KRRX (106.1 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KMXI (95.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFMF (93.9 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • 8,216Total average daily traffic
  • 473Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,225Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chester)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Chester, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chester)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1746P , Serial Number: 22-2537, Year manufactured: 1954
    Registrant (Individual): Nolan D Gamble, Po Box 1111, Chester, CA 96020
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1859W , Serial Number: D-9503, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Gary B Mitchell, Po Box 1939, Chester, CA 96020
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2286V , Serial Number: 14516, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 06/05/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Peter Larson, 116 Marion Trl, Chester, CA 96020
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34205 , Serial Number: 177RG0982, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 07/29/1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Craig Mcdonald, 115 Osprey Loop, Chester, CA 96020, Other Owners: Sue Mcdonald
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210-5(205) (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8199Z , Serial Number: 205-0199, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 01/04/1963
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Eric E Thompson, Po Box 707, Chester, CA 96020, Other Owners: Sandra A Thompson

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chester and their reported violations in the past:

CHESTER PUBLIC U.D. (Population served: 2,645, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2006)
NORTHSHORE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chester that have no violations reported:

  • PLUMAS PINES RESORT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Chester

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, CA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (50%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Electricity (4%)
Businesses in Chester, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Jones New York1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Decora Cabinetry1True Value1
FedEx1UPS2

Chester compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Chester on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
There are 7 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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