For population 25 years and over in Chester:
For population 15 years and over in Chester town:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (148.9 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (249.6 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (425.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Lincoln, ME (2.0 miles ), Woodville, ME (2.6 miles ), Winn, ME (3.1 miles ), Enfield, ME (3.3 miles ), Burlington, ME (3.4 miles ), Mattawamkeag, ME (3.5 miles ), Lee, ME (3.5 miles ), Medway, ME (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 45.42 N, Longitude: 68.52 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 207
Work and jobs in Chester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Chester, Maine
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Chester-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.5 miles away from Chester center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 17.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/2001 at 00:24:29, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 16.9 miles away from Chester center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:40:11, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 17.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Penobscot County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snows: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Chester:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average. There were 42 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.0. This is better than average. There were 29 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.81. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.99. This is significantly worse than average. There were 62 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.80. This is about average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Chester compared to Maine state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Chester town (based on Penobscot County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.68%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 34
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
5.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,325 average adjusted gross income)
0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($499 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,588 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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TV broadcast stations around Chester:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 22 meters (72ft)
Total costs: $855,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,204
Total average daily truck traffic: 332
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 6,307
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1