Chester, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 3,994.
Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 
Males: 1,870  (46.8%)
Females: 2,124  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

48.7 years
Connecticut median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 06412.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $87,696 (it was $65,156 in 2000)
Chester:

$87,696
CT:

$74,168

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $48,433 (it was $32,191 in 2000)

Chester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $320,265 (it was $186,100 in 2000)
Chester:

$320,265
CT:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $307,418; detached houses: $321,694; townhouses or other attached units: $186,381; in 2-unit structures: $213,164; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $270,673; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,712; mobile homes: $72,808
March 2019 cost of living index in Chester: 130.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Chester, CT (2010)
    • 3,79695.0%White alone
    • 741.9%Hispanic
    • 501.3%Two or more races
    • 350.9%Black alone
    • 310.8%Asian alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Chester, Connecticut as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chester is 3,994 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Chester, CT City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (20.6%), English (17.5%), Irish (16.7%), German (15.4%), Polish (9.8%), Swedish (6.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1836

Elevation: 86 feet

Land area: 16.0 square miles.

Population density: 249 people per square mile   (very low).

Chester, Connecticut map

165 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.6% North America).

This town:

4.4%
Connecticut:

10.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Chester town:

1.5% ($2,799)
Connecticut:

1.8% ($2,961)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Meriden, CT (19.0 miles , pop. 58,244).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (76.1 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (82.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Chester Center, CT (1.0 miles ),
Deep River Center, CT (1.6 miles ),
Deep River, CT (1.6 miles ),
Essex, CT (2.2 miles ),
Haddam, CT (2.2 miles ),
Essex Village, CT (2.3 miles ),
Killingworth, CT (2.4 miles ),
Lyme, CT (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.41 N, Longitude: 72.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 860

Distribution of median household income in Chester, CT in 2017
Chester satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $197,600
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $292,500
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $282,800
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $282,800
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $282,800
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $282,800
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $282,800
  • 2009: 75 buildings, average cost: $40,200
  • 2010: 72 buildings, average cost: $40,200
  • 2011: 52 buildings, average cost: $40,200
  • 2012: 58 buildings, average cost: $40,200
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $228,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Chester, CT residents
Average permit cost in Chester, CT
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Connecticut:

4.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Chester, CT
Historical housing units in Chester, CT
Most common industries in Chester, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.7%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Chester, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.9%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (2.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (5.0%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Lawyers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)

Average climate in Chester, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chester, Connecticut average temperatures Chester, Connecticut average precipitation Chester, Connecticut humidity Chester, Connecticut wind speed Chester, Connecticut snowfall Chester, Connecticut sunshine Chester, Connecticut clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.1. This is about average.

City:

82.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.245. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.245
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.238. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.238
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 41.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.00
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Chester town center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 34.2 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 200.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 222.1 miles away from Chester center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from Chester center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 195.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 141.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Blizzards: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chester:

  • AARON MANOR (ROUTE 148 CEDAR LAKE RD)
  • AARON MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION (3 SOUTH WIG HILL RD)
  • CHESTERFIELDS HEALTH CARE CENTER (132 MAIN ST)

Airports located in Chester:

Amtrak stations near Chester:

  • 9 miles: OLD SAYBROOK (455 BOSTON POST RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: WALLINGFORD (37 HALL AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: MERIDEN (60 STATE ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Chester:

  • 18 miles: Millstone 1 and 2 in Waterford, CT.
  • 18 miles: Millstone 3 in Waterford, CT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Wesleyan University (about 15 miles; Middletown, CT; Full-time enrollment: 3,517)
  • Connecticut College (about 20 miles; New London, CT; FT enrollment: 2,068)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 21 miles; Norwich, CT; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • Quinnipiac University (about 22 miles; Hamden, CT; FT enrollment: 8,153)
  • Yale University (about 25 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 13,121)
  • Gateway Community College (about 25 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 4,672)
  • Goodwin College (about 25 miles; East Hartford, CT; FT enrollment: 3,017)

Public elementary/middle school in Chester:

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Library in Chester:

  • CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $107,415; Location: 21 WEST MAIN ST.; 18,037 books; 18 e-books; 588 audio materials; 1,263 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chester: Chester Creek Marina (A), Camp Hazen (B), Chester-Hadlyme Ferry (C), National Theatre of the Deaf (D), Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative (E), Chester Town Hall (F), Chester Public Library (G), Chester Fire Department Station 2 (H), Chester Fire Department Hose Company 1 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chester include: Chester Town Meeting House (A), United Church of Chester (B), Saint Josephs Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Lake Cemetery (1), Laurel Hill Cemetery (2), Hearse Hill Cemetery (3), Saint Joseph Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Cedar Lake (A), Upper Pond (B), Waterhouse Pond (C), Deuses Pond (D), Griswold Pond (E), Jennings Pond (F), Lampes Pond (G), Pattaconk Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pattaconk Brook (A), Burr Brook (B), Chester Creek (C), Deep River (D), Waterhouse Brook (E), Great Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: The Inn at Chester - Inn (318 West Main Street) (1), The Inn at Chester - Inn- Post & Beam Restaurant (318 West Main Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

AARON MANOR NURSING & REHAB CENTER (Population served: 81, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2007)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Connecticut:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.5%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.3%
Whole state:

7.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.8%
Whole state:

3.9%

People in group quarters in Chester in 2010:

  • 105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Chester in 2000:

  • 120 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Chester Main Branch at 203 Route 154, branch established on 1914/10/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Chester Branch at 9 Water Street, branch established on 1987/05/14. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Chester:

Marital status in Chester, CT
  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Connecticut average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chester, CT (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic46,80018
Mainline Protestant15,01556
Evangelical Protestant3,97829
Other2,92111
Black Protestant9745
Orthodox851
None95,903-
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: 28
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Middlesex County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
This county:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 177
Middlesex County:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.0%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.1%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

13.6%
Connecticut:

15.8%

6.43% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($71,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hartford County, CT  1.95% ($71,069 average AGI)
from New Haven County, CT  1.59% ($68,153)
from New London County, CT  0.56% ($67,038)


6.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($72,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,116 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hartford County, CT  1.71% ($63,792 average AGI)
to New Haven County, CT  1.22% ($62,540)
to New London County, CT  0.56% ($66,551)
Businesses in Chester, CT
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Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • WLIS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMM. OLD SAYBROOK, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMRD (1150 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WELI (960 AM; 5 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WIHS (104.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W233AJ (94.5 FM; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
Chester fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Chester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 174ft / 52.8mTotal length
  • 317,016Total average daily traffic
  • 23,769Total average daily truck traffic
  • 374,173Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chester, CT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chester, CT

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chester)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • High St (Lat: 41.402889 Lon: -72.450917), Call Sign: KCB961,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 11/06/1997, Expiration Date: 11/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2003, Registrant: Chester Hose Co Inc, 6 High St, Chester, CT 06412, Phone: (203) 526-5322
  • Fire House 6 High St (Lat: 41.390944 Lon: -72.448972), Call Sign: KNCQ751,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.800 MHz, Grant Date: 10/31/1996, Expiration Date: 01/20/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Chester, Town Of, 65 Main St, Chester, CT 06412-0218, Phone: (203) 526-0019
  • Chester Airport Rd (Lat: 41.400111 Lon: -72.499528), Call Sign: KNAO707, Licensee ID: L00021469,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.0000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/19/1996, Expiration Date: 11/21/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2002, Registrant: Whelen Engineering Company Inc, Rt 145 Winthrop Rd John Olson, Chester, CT 06412, Phone: (860) 526-9504
  • Lat: 41.421667 Lon: -72.443333, Call Sign: WPUA472,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.955 MHz, 159.780 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/2002, Expiration Date: 01/23/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/24/2012, Certifier: Lisa Borenstein, Registrant: New England Communication Systems Inc, 15 Industrial Park Place, Middletown, CT 06457, Phone: (860) 632-2678, Fax: (860) 613-0827
  • Lat: 41.390861 Lon: -72.422694, Call Sign: WPVA687,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.490 MHz, Grant Date: 06/07/2002, Expiration Date: 06/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2009, Certifier: Abbie Coderre, Registrant: New England Communication Systems, Inc., 15 Industrial Park Place, Middletown, CT 06457, Phone: (860) 632-2678, Fax: (860) 613-0827
  • WIG HILL, Wig Hill Road (Lat: 41.403861 Lon: -72.472444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 52.4 m, Call Sign: WQFG841,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.262 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/2016, Expiration Date: 07/12/2026, Certifier: Richard Darin, Registrant: Rmf Consulting, 16 Crescent Ct, East Hartford, CT 06118, Phone: (860) 205-0761, Email:
  • PTI, 67 Winthrop Road (Lat: 41.384833 Lon: -72.508389), Call Sign: WQYR529,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.862 MHz, Grant Date: 12/21/2016, Expiration Date: 12/21/2026, Certifier: Gail Norling, Registrant: Utility Communications, Inc., 920 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514, Phone: (203) 287-1306, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 49 WIG HILL, Wig Hill Road (Lat: 41.403889 Lon: -72.472722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 55.2 m, Call Sign: WQGD262,
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.175 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2017, Expiration Date: 12/14/2026, Certifier: Richard M Darin, Registrant: Rmf Consulting, 16 Crescent Ct, East Hartford, CT 06118, Phone: (860) 205-0761, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Chester Airport (Lat: 41.383333 Lon: -72.501111), Type: Building, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: KCK6,
    Assigned Frequencies: 118.325 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2006, Expiration Date: 12/06/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/06/2016, Registrant: Whelen Engineering Co., Route 145 Winthrop Road, Chester, CT 06412, Phone: (860) 526-9504, Fax: (860) 526-4078, Email:
  • Chester Airport (Lat: 41.400111 Lon: -72.499528), Type: Tower, Overall height: 0 m, Call Sign: WXG6,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.725 MHz, Grant Date: 04/14/1997, Expiration Date: 04/14/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2002, Registrant: Chester Airport Inc, 59 Winthrop Rd, Chester, CT 06412
  • 61 Winthrop Rd-Chester Airport (Lat: 41.387139 Lon: -72.508111), Type: Bant, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 17 m, Call Sign: WQMG729,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.725 MHz, Grant Date: 08/03/2010, Expiration Date: 08/03/2020, Certifier: James Olson, Registrant: Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc, 2551 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 266-2132, Fax: (410) 573-3003, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Chester)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 43 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2016. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chester, CT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (61.6%), and Other (19.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chester, CT
    • 13061.6%Structure Fires
    • 4219.9%Other
    • 209.5%Outside Fires
    • 199.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, CT
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chester, CT
  • 79.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chester, CT
  • 52.6%Electricity
  • 44.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Other fuel


Chester compared to Connecticut 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Chester on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in United Kingdom (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Yugoslavia (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Polynesia (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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