Chester, Montana

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Population in 2014: 860 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 
Males: 406  (47.3%)
Females: 454  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  51.9 years
Montana median age:  39.9 years

Zip codes: 59522.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $41,984 (it was $27,578 in 2000)
Chester:

$41,984
MT:

$49,509

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $26,875 (it was $16,077 in 2000)

Chester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $121,261 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Chester:

$121,261
MT:

$209,500

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $123,758; Detached houses: $140,219; Mobile homes: $55,949

Median gross rent in 2015: $569.

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  • Races in Chester, MT (2010)

    Chester races chart
    • 82497.3%White alone
    • 172.0%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chester: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.4%), Norwegian (26.4%), English (6.4%), American (5.7%), Irish (4.9%), Swedish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 3132 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,845 people per square mile   (low).

Chester,MT real estate house value index trend

Chester, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester town:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 16.6%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

7 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Montana:

2.1%



According to our research of Montana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Montana as of April 30, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 437 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,208 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,279 (1.0%)

Chester satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (520.9 miles , pop. 480,100).

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

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -70 (-7.4%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Chester, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 273.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 335.2 miles away from Chester center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 265.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 228.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 312.2 miles away from Chester center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 324.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Liberty County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chester:

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

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: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 197 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 221 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • North Idaho College (about 276 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 301 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 303 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 303 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)

Public high school in Chester:

  • CHESTER-JOPLIN-INVERNESS HS (Location: 101 SCHOOL STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chester:

  • SAGE CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 4, Location: 494 SOUTH 1346 EAST, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHESTER-JOPLIN-INVERNESS SCHL (Location: 101 SCHOOL STREET, Grades: PK-6)
  • CHESTER-JOPLIN-INVERNESS 7-8 (Location: 101 SCHOOL STREET, Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Chester

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 2.5%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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
23 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
60 people in nursing homes in 2000

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Montana average:

9.9

Chester travel time to work - commute Chester mode of transportation to work chart

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5851
Evangelical Protestant4525
Mainline Protestant1423
Other561
None1,104-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.0%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.0%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

33.0
Montana:

28.8

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chester:

7.0
Montana:

6.8

General health condition:
Chester:

50.0%
State:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Chester:

80.0%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chester, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,297$39,5640$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$1,164
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$434
Solid Waste Management 1$3,793$45,5160$0
Sewerage 1$4,478$53,7360$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,965$35,5800$0
Water Supply 1$2,906$34,8720$0
Totals for Government 5$17,439$41,85411$1,598

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $492,000 ($572.09)
    Sewerage: $125,000 ($145.35)
    Regular Highways: $111,000 ($129.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($53.49)
    Financial Administration: $45,000 ($52.33)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($50.00)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($26.74)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($16.28)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($6.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($5.81)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($4.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($6.98)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $43,000 ($50.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($5.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $174,000 ($202.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($45.35)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $88,000 ($102.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($67.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $40,000 ($46.51)
    Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($45.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($2.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $180,000 ($209.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $57,000 ($66.28)
    Highways: $26,000 ($30.23)
    All Other: $22,000 ($25.58)
  • Tax - Property: $96,000 ($111.63)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.16)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $651,000 ($756.98)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $92,000 ($106.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $624,000 ($725.58)
    Other, NEC: $77,000 ($89.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($31.40)
    Other, NEC: $15,000 ($17.44)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($16.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $869,000 ($1010.47)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $31,000 ($36.05)

4.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
Montana average:

6.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

4.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Montana average:

6.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

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 persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 2,010Total average daily traffic
  • 40Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,392Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chester)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 57 (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: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (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: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chester)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chester)

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

  • CHESTER TOWN OF (Population served: 870, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Chester compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Chester on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Greece (population 500+)"
  • #35 (59522) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
  • #93 (59522) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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