Chester, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 231 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.4%
Males: 115  (50.2%)
Females: 116  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  48.4 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 68327.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,087 (it was $21,389 in 2000)
Chester:

$36,087
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,607 (it was $14,150 in 2000)

Chester village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $35,974 (it was $23,200 in 2000)
Chester:

$35,974
NE:

$132,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $426.

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  • Races in Chester, NE (2010)

    Chester races chart
    • 22496.6%White alone
    • 52.2%Two or more races
    • 20.9%Asian alone
    • 10.4%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chester: 73.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.0%), Irish (10.2%), United States (9.8%), Czech (7.8%), English (6.4%), French (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/3/1883

Elevation: 1627 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 422 people per square mile   (low).

Chester,NE real estate house value index trend

Chester, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester village:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 9.2%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Chester, Nebraska as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 228 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $729 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $665 (2.0%)

Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (74.3 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (500.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hubbell, NE (2.5 miles) , Munden, KS (2.8 miles) , Byron, NE (2.8 miles) , Deshler, NE (3.3 miles ), Narka, KS (3.3 miles) , Hebron, NE (3.3 miles ), Republic, KS (3.5 miles) , Belleville, KS (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 97.62 W

Area code: 402

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -56 (-16.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (32%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Finance and insurance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (35%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Chester, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 114% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Chester village center .

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 tornado 23.9 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 201.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 294.7 miles away from Chester center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 445.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 304.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 736.6 miles away from Chester center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 110.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Thayer County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chester:

  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; HEBRON, NE)
  • THAYER COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; HEBRON, NE)
  • RIDGEVIEW HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BELLEVILLE, KS)
  • REPUBLIC COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; BELLEVILLE, KS)
  • BELLEVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BELLEVILLE, KS)

Airports located in Chester:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Central Community College (about 73 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 75 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 77 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 77 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Kansas State University (about 80 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 92 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Bellevue University (about 120 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)

Library in Chester:

  • CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,219; Location: 623 THAYER AVENUE; 4,146 books; 84 audio materials; 229 video materials; 10 state licensed databases; 8 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Chester: Citizen Grain Company Elevator (A), Chester City Park Campground (B), Chester (C), Chester Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Service (D), Chester Volunteer Fire Department (E), Chester Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chester include: Saint John Lutheran Church (A), Community Bible Church (B), United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Thayer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

CHESTER, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 235, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2009)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.6%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.5%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Chester compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Chester: State Bank Of Chester at 523 Thayer Avenue, branch established on 1950/01/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $23.6 mil, Deposits: $21.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Chester Insurance Agency, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chester village (based on Thayer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,47417
Evangelical Protestant2,22415
Catholic4502
None80-
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: 4
Thayer County:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Thayer County:

11.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

23.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Thayer County:

29.5%
Nebraska:

28.0%
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 0$0 4$4,525
Streets and Highways 1$3,025$36,3000$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$600
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,200
Water Supply 1$2,400$28,8000$0
Electric Power 1$3,025$36,3000$0
Totals for Government 3$8,450$33,8006$6,325

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $162,000 ($701.30)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($142.86)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($134.20)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($103.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($90.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($60.61)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($60.61)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($38.96)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($25.97)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($21.65)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($12.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $23,000 ($99.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($8.66)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.33)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($4.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $151,000 ($653.68)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($12.99)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $108,000 ($467.53)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($8.66)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $103,000 ($445.89)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($90.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $34,000 ($147.19)
    General Support: $15,000 ($64.94)
    All Other: $7,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - NEC: $60,000 ($259.74)
    Property: $28,000 ($121.21)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $102,000 ($441.56)

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,071 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, NE  0.79% ($26,000 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.69% ($25,071)


5.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  1.23% ($20,440 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • K202CJ (88.3 FM; DESHLER, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KREP (92.1 FM; BELLEVILLE, KS; Owner: FIRST REPUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCKS (94.9 FM; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: KNCK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Chester fatal accident list:

Jan 27, 2002 10:31 AM, Sr-8, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 15, 1977 03:55 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Lori Dawson, 5834 Hwy 8 (Lat: 40.018111 Lon: -97.639306), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 94.5 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, SUITE 1
  • Lori Dawson, 5834 Hwy 8 (Lat: 40.018111 Lon: -97.639306), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 94.5 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, SUITE 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Rt 1 Box 122 (Lat: 40.000278 Lon: -97.625333), Call Sign: KZX820, Licensee ID: L00096047
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2001, Expiration Date: 08/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/22/2011
    Registrant: Willis R Poppe, Route 1, Chester, NE 68327, Phone: (913) 326-8476
  • 108 Harland St (Lat: 40.013333 Lon: -97.619778), Call Sign: WRA447, Licensee ID: L00049110
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.385 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/1999, Expiration Date: 10/11/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/11/2004
    Registrant: Harold G Crouse, Box 57, Chester, NE 68327, Phone: (402) 324-5664
  • Section 30 Township 1 Range 3 (Lat: 40.017500 Lon: -97.704500), Call Sign: WZT678, Licensee ID: L00091676
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/21/2004, Expiration Date: 07/24/2014
    Registrant: Heitmann Farms Inc, Rt 1 Box 92, Chester, NE 68327, Phone: (402) 236-8804
  • 146 S Railway St (Lat: 40.008500 Lon: -97.619500), Type: Silo, Structure height: 36 m, Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: WQMZ286
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/15/2010, Expiration Date: 11/15/2020, Certifier: David Lee
    Registrant: Ewa 21020806, 122 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (703) 797-5151, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6878Z , Serial Number: 25-2603, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/1964
    Registrant (Corporation): Chester Spray Inc, 609 Meridian Rd, Chester, NE 68327
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7295Z , Serial Number: 25-3240, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/1965
    Registrant (Corporation): Chester Spray Inc, 609 Meridian Rd, Chester, NE 68327
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7450Z , Serial Number: 25-3440, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 05/18/1965
    Registrant (Corporation): Chester Spray Inc, 609 Meridian Rd, Chester, NE 68327

Most common first names in Chester, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1079.9 years
John782.7 years
George684.2 years
Fred680.8 years
Mary674.7 years
Walter681.3 years
James584.4 years
Charles481.8 years
Clara488.7 years
Frieda487.3 years
Most common last names in Chester, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Poppe981.7 years
Larkins889.3 years
Kuhlmann781.4 years
Vorderstrass683.0 years
Porter579.0 years
Cox477.5 years
Huckins480.0 years
Duey485.5 years
Kapperman486.8 years
Mumm479.5 years

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  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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