Chester, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,337. Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 686  (51.3%)
Females: 651  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01011.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,907 (it was $43,816 in 2000)
Chester:

$53,907
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,734 (it was $18,098 in 2000)

Chester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $196,079 (it was $114,800 in 2000)
Chester:

$196,079
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $228,836; Detached houses: $231,163; In 2-unit structures: $262,554; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $392,523; Mobile homes: $52,336
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Chester races chart
  • White alone - 1,313 (98.2%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.07%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chester: 346.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (17.0%), English (16.1%), Irish (13.8%), Polish (11.9%), Italian (11.7%), German (10.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1765

Elevation: 601 feet

Land area: 36.7 square miles.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (very low).

Chester,MA real estate house value index trend

Chester, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester town:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

17 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
Massachusetts:  15.0%

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

Chester town:  1.3% ($1,518)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (19.4 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (94.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (109.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Huntington, MA (2.0 miles ), Middlefield, MA (2.5 miles ), Blandford, MA (2.6 miles ), Becket, MA (2.7 miles ), Montgomery, MA (2.8 miles ), Russell, MA (3.0 miles ), Worthington, MA (3.0 miles ), Otis, MA (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $226,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 72.94 W

Area code: 413

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.74
Massachusetts average:

2.49
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Chester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chester, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the Chester town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 19.8 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 Massachusetts state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 136.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 158.0 miles away from Chester center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 209.6 miles away from Chester center
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 34.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hampden County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chester:

  • OVERLOOK AT NORTHAMPTON (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LEEDS, MA)
  • NORTHAMPTON VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 14 miles away; LEEDS, MA)
  • LINDA MANOR EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LEEDS, MA)
  • NOBLE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; WESTFIELD, MA)
  • NOBLE VISITING NURSE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; WESTFIELD, MA)
  • BERKSHIRE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SANDISFIELD, MA)
  • GOVERNORS CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WESTFIELD, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Westfield State University (about 13 miles; Westfield, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,548)
  • Smith College (about 16 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 16 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 19 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Springfield Technical Community College (about 22 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,750)
  • American International College (about 23 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 2,733)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 23 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)

Public elementary/middle school in Chester:

See full list of schools located in Chester

Library in Chester:

  • HAMILTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $51,932; Location: 195 ROUTE 20; 6,533 books; 208 audio materials; 1,016 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Chester: Chester Town Hall (A), Chester Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Walker Brook (A), Austin Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Chester: Chester Factory Village Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Chester Foundation (Museums; 10 Prospect Street).

Hampden 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 82.9. This is about average.

City:

82.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.216. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.216
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 9.83. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.83
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.51
U.S.:

9.14

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

CHESTER WATER DEPT (Population served: 750, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-03-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-21-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-28-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-07-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-21-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-28-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from MAR-03-2010 to APR-07-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-21-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-28-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-18-2013)
  • Record Keeping - In JUN-01-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-10-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from DEC-28-2009 to NOV-28-2011)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.9%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.8%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

4.4%

Chester compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.76%
Here: 64.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristJewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents80.9%3.8%3.6%1.9%1.5%
Congregations30.4%13.0%4.0%7.7%5.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.5%1.0%1.0%0.8%4.0%
Congregations6.9%5.3%1.6%2.0%23.5%
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: 90
Hampden County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 86
Hampden County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
Hampden County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 335
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hampden County:

25.9%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
State:

16.5%

3.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.02%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($391 average AGI)
Hampden County:

0.06%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampshire County, MA  0.68% ($38,844 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.27% ($44,964)
from Worcester County, MA  0.21% ($37,569)


3.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,954 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($347 average AGI)
Hampden County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampshire County, MA  0.68% ($38,874 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.34% ($52,978)
to Worcester County, MA  0.23% ($42,061)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPR (1270 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. AND HELENA R. GOIS, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WEIB (106.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: CUTTING EDGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • W35BK (Channel 35; PLAINFIELD, MA; Owner: LYDIA SYLVANE STOCKWELL)
  • WDMR-LP (Channel 65; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
Chester, Massachusetts:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Massachusetts average:
  • Fatal accident count: 93
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 131
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 101
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 213
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11
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: 24
Total length: 53 meters (174ft)
Total costs: $13,946,000
Total average daily traffic: 16,716
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,265
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 26,399

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 8
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chester, MA

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Various Locations (Lat: 42.575083 Lon: -73.016194), Overall height: 2.4 m, Call Sign: WPNL767
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2003, Expiration Date: 03/30/2013
    Registrant: Phone: (412) 430-3974
  • CHESTER FIRE, Skyline Trail (Lat: 42.324694 Lon: -72.957361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQNC840
    Assigned Frequencies: 10633.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/21/2010, Expiration Date: 12/21/2020, Certifier: Charles B Sutherland
    Registrant: Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Department Of State Police, 470 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702, Phone: (508) 820-2264

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB1DWM, Licensee ID: L00472435
    Grant Date: 04/01/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2002
    Registrant: Arthur F Geary, Chester, MA 01011-0308
  • Call Sign: WA1ART, Previous Call Sign: KB1DWM, Licensee ID: L00472435
    Grant Date: 04/05/2012, Expiration Date: 04/03/2022, Certifier: Arthur F Geary
    Registrant: Arthur F Geary Jr, 80 Route 20, Chester, MA 01011-0308
  • Call Sign: KB1NKE, Licensee ID: L01137110
    Grant Date: 04/05/2006, Expiration Date: 04/05/2016, Certifier: Alex C Bricault
    Registrant: Alex C Bricault, Chester, MA 01011
  • Call Sign: KB1NKL, Licensee ID: L01136064
    Grant Date: 04/07/2006, Expiration Date: 04/07/2016, Cancellation Date: 05/22/2007, Certifier: John W Noble
    Registrant: John W Noble, 25 Taft Rd, Chester, MA 01011
  • Call Sign: W1JWN, Previous Call Sign: KB1NKL, Licensee ID: L01136064
    Grant Date: 05/22/2007, Expiration Date: 05/22/2017, Certifier: John W Noble Sr
    Registrant: John W Noble Sr, 25 Taft Rd, Chester, MA 01011
  • Call Sign: KB1PLU, Licensee ID: L01325080
    Grant Date: 09/19/2007, Expiration Date: 09/19/2017, Certifier: Rebecca T Noble
    Registrant: Rebecca T Noble, 25 Taft Rd, Chester, MA 01011

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Chester

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