Chester, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 4,167.
Population change since 2000: +11.9%
Males: 1,949  (46.8%)
Females: 2,218  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 21619, 21666.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $86,414 (it was $56,558 in 2000)
Chester:

$86,414
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $43,353 (it was $27,789 in 2000)

Chester CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $311,846 (it was $143,000 in 2000)
Chester:

$311,846
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $451,665; detached houses: $469,891; townhouses or other attached units: $332,883; in 2-unit structures: $288,587; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $305,096; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $292,809; mobile homes: $101,958

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,742.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chester: 133.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.7%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chester, MD (2010)
    • 3,60086.4%White alone
    • 2836.8%Black alone
    • 1443.5%Hispanic
    • 741.8%Two or more races
    • 491.2%Asian alone
    • 150.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Maryland as of November 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chester is 832 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: American (24.3%), German (13.8%), Irish (12.1%), English (10.3%), Italian (6.5%), European (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 5.28 square miles.

Population density: 789 people per square mile   (low).

Chester, Maryland map

317 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 1.1% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

This place:

6.3%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,827 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,844 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dundalk, MD (23.4 miles , pop. 62,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (29.2 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (93.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Stevensville, MD (1.3 miles ),
Kent Narrows, MD (1.6 miles ),
Grasonville, MD (2.1 miles ),
District 5, Queenstown, MD (2.4 miles ),
Queenstown, MD (2.7 miles ),
Cape St. Claire, MD (3.1 miles ),
Highland Beach, MD (3.2 miles),
Naval Academy, MD (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.97 N, Longitude: 76.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 410

Distribution of median household income in Chester, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chester, MD in 2017
Chester satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Maryland:

3.9%
Most common industries in Chester, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.0%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Chester, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.5%)
  • Carpenters (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Child care workers (3.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.5%)

Average climate in Chester, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Chester, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI SO2 Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.5. This is about average.

City:

83.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 5.75. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.75
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

19.6

Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is near Maryland state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.9 miles away from the Chester place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 278.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 359.0 miles away from Chester center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 314.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Queen Anne's County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chester:

  • THE ARBOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)
  • BAY RIDGE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)
  • ARUNDEL GENL HOSP HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)
  • SPA CREEK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)
  • US RENAL CARE - CHESAPEAKE (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; ARNOLD, MD)
  • FUTURE CARE CHESAPEAKE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ARNOLD, MD)
  • ANNE ARUNDEL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • United States Naval Academy (about 11 miles; Annapolis, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,681)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 14 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 10,501)
  • All-State Career-Baltimore (about 25 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,287)
  • Bowie State University (about 26 miles; Bowie, MD; FT enrollment: 4,517)
  • The Community College of Baltimore County (about 29 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 15,217)
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore (about 29 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,162)
  • University of Baltimore (about 30 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,592)

Private elementary/middle school in Chester:

  • KENT ISLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 26, Location: 2739 COX NECK RD, Grades: KG-5)

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Notable locations in Chester: Watermans Business Park (A), Queen Annes County Fire Department Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Kent Island Shopping Center (1), Kent Towne Market Shopping Center (2), Little Chester Plaza Shopping Center (3), Red Apple Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chester include: Church of God (A), Galilee Lutheran Church (B), Kent Island United Methodist Church (C), Saint Christophers Catholic Church (D), Union Wesley United Methodist Church (E), Kingsley Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kingsley Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Queen Anne's County Business and Tourism (425 Piney Narrows Road).

Birthplace of: Charles Willson Peale - Artist, Rosemary M. Collyer - Federal judge.

Queen Anne's County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

PINEY CREEK CORPORATION (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In NOV-30-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2009)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In APR-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (4 times from APR-06-2006 to MAR-23-2009), Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2011), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-30-2005 to SEP-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2004), St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-05-2010)
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In APR-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (4 times from APR-06-2006 to MAR-23-2009), Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2011), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2011)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between OCT-2004 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (4 times from APR-06-2006 to MAR-23-2009), Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2011), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2011)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
UNION WESLEY UM CHURCH (Address: 100 UNION WESLEY CIRCLE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2006)

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

  • XTRA MART(PINEY CREEK MART) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.0%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.7%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • CNB: Chester Branch at 300 Castle Marina Road, branch established on 2003/02/03. Info updated 2011/03/02: Bank assets: $435.9 mil, Deposits: $385.2 mil, headquarters in Centreville, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Shore Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Kent Island Branch at 120 South Piney Road, branch established on 2007/10/29. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Capital One, National Association: Kent Island Branch at 119 South Piney Rd, branch established on 2009/07/30. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Kent Island Branch at 60 Kent Town Market, branch established on 1986/07/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • The Queenstown Bank of Maryland: Chester Branch at Castle Marina Road And U.S. Routes 50-301, branch established on 1980/05/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $447.8 mil, Deposits: $401.4 mil, headquarters in Queenstown, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Queenstown Bancorp Of Maryland, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Kent Towne Safeway Branch at 1925 Main St, branch established on 2007/03/30. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Chester:

Marital status in Chester, MD
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Maryland average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chester
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chester, MD (based on Queen Anne's County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,78631
Catholic6,6733
Evangelical Protestant3,07221
Black Protestant8055
Other2302
None30,232-
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: 11
Queen Anne's County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Queen Anne's County:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Queen Anne's County:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Queen Anne's County:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.4%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Queen Anne's County:

13.3%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.4%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chester:

42.7%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chester:

22.6%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.5%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chester:

6.8
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chester:

35.2%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Chester:

53.0%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Chester:

77.2%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chester, MD Residents

7.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($91,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Maryland average:

6.88%

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 Anne Arundel County, MD  2.03% ($94,540 average AGI)
from Kent County, MD  0.60% ($55,992)
from Caroline County, MD  0.48% ($47,755)


7.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Maryland average:

7.35%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anne Arundel County, MD  1.23% ($86,132 average AGI)
to Caroline County, MD  0.65% ($46,797)
to Kent County, MD  0.53% ($40,067)
Businesses in Chester, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Rite Aid1
AT&T1Safeway1
Blockbuster1Sears1
Burger King1Starbucks1
CVS1Taco Bell1
Chick-Fil-A1True Value1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
FedEx1UPS2
GNC1Vons1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Papa John's Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WNAV (1430 AM; 5 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: SAJAK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • WRNR-FM (103.1 FM; GRASONVILLE, MD; Owner: EMPIRE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WFSI (107.9 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBZS-FM (92.7 FM; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF PRINCE FREDERICK LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXYV (105.7 FM; CATONSVILLE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCEI-FM (96.7 FM; EASTON, MD; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWIN-FM (95.9 FM; GLEN BURNIE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WINX-FM (94.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: CWA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W61BY (Channel 61; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
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
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.6mTotal length
  • 138,496Total average daily traffic
  • 11,025Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KENT ISLAND, 201 Tower Run (Lat: 38.968417 Lon: -76.255528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQRF704,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/2013, Expiration Date: 05/03/2023, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Route 18, 1.89 Miles Ese Of (Lat: 38.968444 Lon: -76.255500), Call Sign: KNKM880, Licensee ID: L01422065,
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.862 MHz, Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2014, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley, Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4
  • Kent Narrows (Lat: 38.835667 Lon: -76.167722), Type: Tower, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: KFN934, Licensee ID: L00866110,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.425 MHz, Grant Date: 06/23/2005, Expiration Date: 07/12/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2015, Registrant: Kent Island Yacht Club Inc, Chester, MD 21619, Phone: (410) 643-4101, Fax: (410) 643-8476
  • 2216 Piney Creek Rd (Lat: 38.975389 Lon: -76.266056), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: KGL9, Licensee ID: L00009312,
    Assigned Frequencies: 128.850 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/1998, Expiration Date: 10/07/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/10/2003, Registrant: Aeronautical Radio Inc, 2551 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 266-2132, Fax: (410) 266-2047, Email:
  • Castle Harbour Marina Store (Lat: 38.980389 Lon: -76.250778), Type: Building, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: KZU970,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/14/2024, Registrant: Mid-Atlantic Shore Properties, Inc, Pikesville, MD 21282, Phone: (410) 580-9202, Fax: (410) 580-9205, Email:
  • 500 Piney Narrows Rd (Lat: 38.925944 Lon: -76.249667), Type: Tower, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WHV471, Licensee ID: L00014899,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 01/10/2025, Registrant: Piney Narrows Yacht Haven Condominium Marina, 500 Piney Narrows Rd, Chester, MD 21619, Phone: (410) 643-6600, Fax: (410) 643-6041, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (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:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$281,18621$307,269133$271,8828$121,66315$262,8230$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$352,7701$260,7108$254,3191$110,5000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$343,1904$311,61842$269,3633$116,4833$225,6001$92,190
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$156,0301$347,33029$290,9132$185,0702$294,9150$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$171,4806$335,0350$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8108.00 , 8110.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$363,2702$371,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$215,090
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8108.00 , 8110.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chester, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chester, MD - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 32. The highest number of reported fires - 49 took place in 2003, and the least - 20 in 2006. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Chester, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.8%), and Outside Fires (30.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chester, MD
    • 26748.8%Structure Fires
    • 16930.9%Outside Fires
    • 7613.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 356.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, MD
Most common first names in Chester, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5174.3 years
John3773.8 years
James3670.3 years
Charles3571.9 years
Mary3180.6 years
Robert2868.8 years
George2173.2 years
Elizabeth1976.7 years
Joseph1974.2 years
Helen1879.9 years
Most common last names in Chester, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thomas2974.0 years
Jones2272.8 years
Brown2178.7 years
Thompson1973.5 years
Coleman1280.7 years
Green1271.6 years
Smith1270.3 years
Chance1075.0 years
Gardner1078.7 years
Harris1083.5 years
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chester, MD
  • 68.3%Electricity
  • 12.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.6%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chester, MD
  • 83.3%Electricity
  • 10.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Chester compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Chester on our top lists:

  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Africa (population 500+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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