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Population in 2012: 873 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 

Males: 374  (42.9%)
Females: 499  (57.1%)

Median resident age:  51.0 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59522.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,322 (it was $27,578 in 2000)
Chester:

$39,322
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,235

Chester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,338 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Chester:

$96,338
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $102,484; Detached houses: $116,199; Mobile homes: $43,381

Median gross rent in 2012: $454.

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  • White alone - 824 (97.3%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chester: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (29.2%), Norwegian (17.0%), Irish (12.8%), English (5.6%), Swedish (5.0%), French Canadian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 3132 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,872 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester town:

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 19.1%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,147 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,066 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (71.2 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (528.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (1037.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Joplin, MT (3.1 miles ), Inverness, MT (3.6 miles) , Rudyard, MT (4.4 miles ), Hingham, MT (5.0 miles) , Gildford, MT (5.6 miles) , South Toole, MT (5.9 miles) , Kremlin, MT (6.4 miles) , Shelby, MT (6.4 miles ).

Latitude: 48.51 N, Longitude: 110.97 W

Area code: 406

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -70 (-7.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/16/1994 at 11:03:41, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.1 ML, 4.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 16.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1991 at 09:24:07, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from Chester center
On 7/2/1992 at 13:09:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/20/2003 at 02:38:05, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/28/2005 at 17:13:35, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 16.9 mi) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from Chester center
On 1/1/1993 at 15:57:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.3 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Liberty County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Chester:

  • LIBERTY MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 315 W MADISON AVE)
  • LIBERTY COUNTY N H (Nursing Home, PO BOX 705)

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Airports located in Chester:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • The University of Montana (about 181 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 11,744)
  • Montana State University (about 197 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 9,518)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 221 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • North Idaho College (about 276 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • Spokane Community College (about 302 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Whitworth University (about 303 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,381)
  • Gonzaga University (about 304 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)

Library in Chester:

  • LIBERTY COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $77,393; Location: 100 EAST 1ST STREET; 28,724 books; 1,005 audio materials; 1,070 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 21 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Chester: Chester Rest Area (A), Liberty County Courthouse (B), Liberty County Sheriff (C), Chester Volunteer Fire Department (D), Liberty County Museum (E), Liberty County Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chester include: Our Savior Lutheran Church (A), Chester Alliance Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Saint Marys Catholic Church (D), Assembly of God Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Liberty County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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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
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 TOWN OF (Population served: 963, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RIVERVIEW COLONY (Population served: 123, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and DEC-10-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1997 and FEB-18-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and DEC-03-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-1996), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-03-1996)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 26 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.5%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  56.5%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chester, MT

23 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
60 people in nursing homes in 2000

Chester compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Chester Branch at 11 East Adams Avenue, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Chester Branch at 10 Adams Avenue East, branch established on 1996/09/26. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chester travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.51%
Here81.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaHutterian BrethrenUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents40.4%28.9%11.4%7.0%12.3%
Congregations9.1%27.3%18.2%9.1%36.4%
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: 3
Liberty County:

16.69 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Liberty County:

24.6%
Montana:

23.1%

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 1$2,513$30,1560$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$804
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$300
Solid Waste Management 1$2,891$34,6920$0
Sewerage 1$3,413$40,9560$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,260$27,1200$0
Water Supply 1$2,215$26,5800$0
Totals for Government 5$13,292$31,9018$1,104

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $492,000 ($563.57)
    Sewerage: $125,000 ($143.18)
    Regular Highways: $111,000 ($127.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($52.69)
    Financial Administration: $45,000 ($51.55)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($49.26)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($26.35)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($16.04)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($6.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($5.73)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($4.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($6.87)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $43,000 ($49.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($5.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.15)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $174,000 ($199.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($44.67)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $88,000 ($100.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($66.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $40,000 ($45.82)
    Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($44.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($2.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $180,000 ($206.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $57,000 ($65.29)
    Highways: $26,000 ($29.78)
    All Other: $22,000 ($25.20)
  • Tax - Property: $96,000 ($109.97)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.15)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $651,000 ($745.70)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $92,000 ($105.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $624,000 ($714.78)
    Other, NEC: $77,000 ($88.20)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($30.93)
    Other, NEC: $15,000 ($17.18)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($16.04)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $869,000 ($995.42)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $31,000 ($35.51)

3.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.29%
Montana average:

8.25%

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



7.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,267 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Montana average:

7.69%

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


Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KOJM (610 AM; 1 kW; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NEW MEDIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • K261CC (100.1 FM; CHESTER, MT; Owner: RANDALL D. ROCKS)
  • KNMC (90.1 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NORTHERN MONTANA COLLEGE)

Chester fatal accident list:

Nov 8, 2002 11:55 PM, Us-2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,010
Total average daily truck traffic: 40
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,392

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chester)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chester, MT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chester)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chester)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in Chester, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1080.4 years
Mary979.9 years
Anna888.1 years
Robert874.3 years
Mabel784.2 years
George783.0 years
James773.0 years
Frank773.1 years
Richard780.8 years
Clifford671.8 years
Most common last names in Chester, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hanson976.8 years
Jensen983.3 years
Meissner783.9 years
Schaefer772.0 years
Zorn766.4 years
Heimbigner781.9 years
Anderson682.3 years
Smith565.6 years
Mcdowell561.4 years
Hull578.8 years

Chester on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #22 (59522) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Estonian first ancestries"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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