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Population in 2012: 8,480 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +63.5%
Males: 5,753  (67.9%)
Females: 2,727  (32.1%)

Median resident age:  37.2 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62233.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,147 (it was $39,079 in 2000)
Chester:

$46,147
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,311

Chester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,832 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Chester:

$69,832
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $84,477; Detached houses: $89,074; Townhouses or other attached units: $42,257; In 2-unit structures: $112,287; Mobile homes: $23,528

Median gross rent in 2012: $620.

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  • White alone - 5,853 (68.7%)
  • Black alone - 2,151 (25.2%)
  • Hispanic - 422 (5.0%)
  • Asian alone - 47 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 30 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chester: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (24.7%), English (8.8%), Irish (5.5%), United States (5.0%), French (4.4%), Dutch (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/14/1873

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 5.89 square miles.

Population density: 1,439 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 63.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester city:

  • Never married: 49.6%
  • Now married: 33.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

241 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.8%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Illinois as of July 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 652 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,296 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,247 (1.5%)

Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (54.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (294.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kaskaskia, IL (2.3 miles) , Lithium, MO (2.6 miles) , St. Mary, MO (2.7 miles ), Ellis Grove, IL (2.9 miles ), Rockwood, IL (2.9 miles) , Brewer, MO (3.3 miles ), Steeleville, IL (3.3 miles ), Ozora, MO (3.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $38,400
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.91 N, Longitude: 89.82 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Home of Popeye

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,255 (+14.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,344 (57.8%)

Area code: 618

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution

Crime rates in Chester (2000):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (19.3 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 14 assaults (270.0 per 100,000)
  • 36 burglaries (694.3 per 100,000)
  • 73 thefts (1407.9 per 100,000)
  • 10 auto thefts (192.9 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 193.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.1)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.93
Illinois average:

2.76

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Chester, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 186% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the Chester city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/22/2006, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused $7 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 54.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Chester center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 51.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/6/2003 at 12:29:34, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from Chester center
On 6/15/2004 at 08:34:21, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Birthplace of: E. C. Segar - Cartoonist, Tom Wham - Game designer and artist.


Hospitals/medical centers in Chester:

  • FMC - RANDOLPH COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 102 MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1900 STATE STREET)
  • CHESTER REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 770 STATE STREET)
  • THREE SPRINGS LODGE NURSING HOME, LLC (Nursing Home, 161 THREE SPRINGS ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Chester, IL

Heliports located in Chester:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 36 miles; Carbondale, IL; Full-time enrollment: 16,261)
  • Mineral Area College (about 39 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • John A Logan College (about 42 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 43 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,638)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 45 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • Jefferson College (about 47 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • Webster University (about 55 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 6,422)

Public high school in Chester:

Public elementary/middle school in Chester:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chester:

  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 302 W HOLMES ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 835 SWANWICK ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Chester:

  • CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $147,558; Location: 733 STATE STREET; 36,102 books; 787 audio materials; 612 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 42 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Chester is the "Home of Popeye." There is a popeye statue near the bridge across the Mississippi River to Missouri.

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Notable locations in Chester: Menard Correctional Center (A), Chester Public Library (B), Randolph County Courthouse (C), Randolph County Jail (D), Saint Anns Home (E), MedStar Ambulance (F), Chester Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chester include: First Apostolic Pentecostal Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wardens Pond (A), Birchlers Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Hi-3 Motel (8 Units Route 3 North), Best Western Reids Inn (2150 State Street).

 
Randolph 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 SO2 Pb  NO2

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
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:

CHESTER (Address: 1330 SWANWICK , Population served: 8702, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2004)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAR-25-2004)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between DEC-07-1992 and DEC-05-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-1994)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-09-2003 and MAR-15-2004, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2004)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and MAR-15-2004, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2004)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2000. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2000)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2000. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2000)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2000. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2000)
  • 4 other older monitoring violations

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

  • NIERMANN OIL CO (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WALMART (138339) (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • THE MARKET PLACE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.2%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Black residents, 61.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 55.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chester, IL

People in group quarters in Chester in 2010:

  • 3,571 people in state prisons
  • 241 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 166 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Chester in 2000:

  • 297 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 180 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Chester compared to Illinois state average:

Chester, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • Buena Vista National Bank: Chester Market Place Branch at 800 Chester Center, branch established on 1999/10/04; at 1309 Swanwick Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2008/06/04: Bank assets: $137.4 mil, Deposits: $112.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Buena Vista Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Bank: Chester Branch at 2231 State Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2007/12/04: Bank assets: $6,579.8 mil, Deposits: $5,800.6 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 148 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.
  • Chester National Bank: at 1112 State Street, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/09: Bank assets: $84.9 mil, Deposits: $75.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Chester Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chester, Illinois:

  • Reid's Inn Best Western, 2150 State St, Chester, IL 62233 , Phone: (618) 826-3034, Fax: (618) 826-3034
  • Hi 3 Motel, 827 Lehmen Dr, Chester, IL 62233 , Phone: (618) 826-4415
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chester, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chester travel time to work - commute


Chester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

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Religion statistics for Chester city (based on Randolph County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.33%
Here63.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church
Adherents29.7%29.2%12.5%8.6%6.5%
Congregations14.9%13.4%13.4%7.5%13.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.2%3.1%1.4%1.2%2.5%
Congregations9.0%3.0%4.5%3.0%17.9%
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: 8
Randolph County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Randolph County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Randolph County:

5.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Randolph County:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.7%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$500
Other Government Administration 1$4,002$48,02410$4,026
Police Protection - Officers 10$36,578$43,8946$2,696
Police - Other 3$7,358$29,4328$3,128
Firefighters 0$0 17$6,828
Streets and Highways 10$33,480$40,1760$0
Sewerage 5$17,310$41,5440$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,018$24,10811$2,586
Water Supply 8$25,618$38,4270$0
Gas Supply 4$12,764$38,2920$0
Local Libraries 2$3,954$23,7247$1,976
Other and Unallocable 3$8,702$34,80857$2,828
Totals for Government 48$153,784$38,446117$24,568

Chester government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $2,355,000 ($277.71)
    Regular Highways: $942,000 ($111.08)
    Police Protection: $599,000 ($70.64)
    Sewerage: $463,000 ($54.60)
    Financial Administration: $396,000 ($46.70)
    Water Utilities: $389,000 ($45.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $196,000 ($23.11)
    Libraries: $166,000 ($19.58)
    Fire Protection: $124,000 ($14.62)
    General - Other: $114,000 ($13.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $261,000 ($30.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $271,000 ($31.96)
    Sewerage: $215,000 ($25.35)
    Central Staff: $85,000 ($10.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $54,000 ($6.37)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($5.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,013,000 ($237.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $285,000 ($33.61)

Chester government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $873,000 ($102.95)
    All Other: $33,000 ($3.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($0.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $173,000 ($20.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $158,000 ($18.63)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $2,488,000 ($293.40)
    Water Utilities: $1,111,000 ($131.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,201,000 ($141.63)
    Highways: $233,000 ($27.48)
    All Other: $117,000 ($13.80)
  • Tax - Property: $571,000 ($67.33)
    Public Utilities: $286,000 ($33.73)
    NEC: $43,000 ($5.07)

Chester government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $4,750,000 ($560.14)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,735,000 ($440.45)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,890,000 ($340.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $2,890,000 ($340.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $4,700,000 ($554.25)
    Other, NEC: $2,555,000 ($301.30)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,180,000 ($139.15)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($5.90)

Chester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,160,000 ($726.42)

4.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Clair County, IL  0.92% ($31,609 average AGI)
from Monroe County, IL  0.57% ($30,971)
from Perry County, IL  0.31% ($27,351)


5.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Clair County, IL  0.84% ($27,891 average AGI)
to Monroe County, IL  0.54% ($34,185)
to Jackson County, IL  0.47% ($25,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KSGM (980 AM; 1 kW; CHESTER, IL; Owner: DONZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCO (1230 AM; 1 kW; SPARTA, IL; Owner: HIRSCH COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING CO.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • KBDZ (93.1 FM; PERRYVILLE, MO; Owner: D/B/A DONZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • KPNT (105.7 FM; ST. GENEVIEVE, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTJJ (98.5 FM; FARMINGTON, MO; Owner: KREI, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

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

Chester, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

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: 3
Total length: 101 meters (331ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,950
Total average daily truck traffic: 184

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chester)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Chester, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chester)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Chester


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

Most common first names in Chester, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William8777.7 years
John5575.5 years
Charles4975.6 years
Mary4880.3 years
Robert4366.4 years
James4368.5 years
Edward3779.6 years
Anna3682.1 years
George3274.7 years
Helen3178.1 years
Most common last names in Chester, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Eggemeyer5477.7 years
Smith2980.8 years
Welge2778.0 years
Mueller2274.7 years
Decker1878.6 years
Wilson1778.1 years
Draves1677.4 years
Gross1579.6 years
Blechle1481.4 years
Runge1385.4 years
Businesses in Chester, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Best Western1RadioShack1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Chester on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #62 (62233) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Aaron L. Eggemeyer (2)
  • Rhett L. Rinne (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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