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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 2012: $82,012 (it was $65,156 in 2000)
Chester:

$82,012
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $45,001

Chester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $315,254 (it was $186,100 in 2000)
Chester:

$315,254
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $433,199; Detached houses: $437,958; In 2-unit structures: $155,539; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,941

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Chester races chart
  • White alone - 3,796 (95.0%)
  • Hispanic - 74 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 50 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 35 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 31 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chester: 286.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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).

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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

For population 15 years and over in Chester town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

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

This town:  4.4%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Connecticut as of November 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 1,916 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Chester town:  1.5% ($2,799)
Connecticut:  1.8% ($2,961)
Chester satellite photo by USGS

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+: New York, NY (89.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.41 N, Longitude: 72.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 860

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Connecticut:

8.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Lawyers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 12% 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 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from Chester center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 66.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from Chester center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Chester:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Chester, CT

Airports located in Chester:

  • Chester Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 3,137, Itinerant Ops: 6,480, Local Ops: 6,210)

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: 2,968)
  • Quinnipiac University (about 23 miles; Hamden, CT; FT enrollment: 6,787)
  • Yale University (about 25 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 11,454)
  • Central Connecticut State University (about 25 miles; New Britain, CT; FT enrollment: 8,423)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (about 25 miles; Willimantic, CT; FT enrollment: 4,426)
  • Manchester Community College (about 25 miles; Manchester, CT; FT enrollment: 3,430)
  • Gateway Community College (about 26 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 2,474)

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)

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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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.2. This is about average.
City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average. There were 42 monitors within city limits.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.0. This is better than average. There were 29 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.81. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.81
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.269. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.269
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.99. This is significantly worse than average. There were 62 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.99
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.80. This is about average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.39

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

AARON MANOR NURSING & REHAB CENTER (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • 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)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-08-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between AUG-10-2004 and NOV-15-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and NOV-15-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2001 and JAN-09-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-06-2001), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2001), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1995 and JAN-20-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-13-1995), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-1996), St Compliance achieved (JAN-20-1996)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and FEB-22-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-1994), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-1994), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-1994), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-1994)

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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chester, CT

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

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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chester town (based on Middlesex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.32%
Here54.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents70.8%9.7%4.7%3.3%2.9%
Congregations18.9%20.0%12.6%1.1%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian Churches Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.6%1.3%0.9%0.6%3.2%
Congregations8.4%6.3%1.1%1.1%24.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Here:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

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

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.0%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.1%
State:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
Connecticut:

15.8%

7.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Connecticut average:

5.12%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($287 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.17%
Connecticut average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hartford County, CT  2.07% ($57,435 average AGI)
from New Haven County, CT  1.85% ($59,251)
from New London County, CT  0.56% ($52,016)


7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($54,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Connecticut average:

5.64%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($487 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.10%
Connecticut average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hartford County, CT  1.78% ($54,771 average AGI)
to New Haven County, CT  1.23% ($47,288)
to New London County, CT  0.63% ($52,650)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Chester, Connecticut:
  • Fatal accident count: 16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 32
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Connecticut average:
  • Fatal accident count: 110
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 161
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 46
  • Fatalities: 119
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 267
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Chester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 69 meters (226ft)
Total costs: $34,000
Total average daily traffic: 177,338
Total average daily truck traffic: 10,890

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 2
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chester, CT

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 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: 07/12/2006, Expiration Date: 07/12/2016, Certifier: Richard Darin
    Registrant: Radio Communications Associates, 12 Sweetbrier Road, East Granby, CT 06026, Phone: (860) 651-3007, 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: 12/14/2006, Expiration Date: 12/14/2016, Certifier: Richard M Darin
    Registrant: Radio Communications Associates, 12 Sweetbrier Road, East Granby, CT 06026, Phone: (860) 651-3007, 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
    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:

15 (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:

18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 19
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Chester


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