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Population in 2010: 4,768. Population change since 2000: +25.7%
Males: 2,393  (50.2%)
Females: 2,375  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  40.6 years
New Hampshire median age:  43.9 years

Zip codes: 03036.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $90,310 (it was $68,571 in 2000)
Chester:

$90,310
NH:

$63,280
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,918

Chester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $310,198 (it was $174,500 in 2000)
Chester:

$310,198
NH:

$236,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $376,193; Detached houses: $387,949; Townhouses or other attached units: $258,522; In 2-unit structures: $289,734; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $308,733; Mobile homes: $92,620

Chester, NH residents, houses, and apartments details

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Chester races chart
  • White alone - 4,576 (96.0%)
  • Hispanic - 76 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 52 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 38 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 13 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chester: 242.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (20.5%), English (18.2%), Italian (13.1%), French (12.6%), German (9.2%), French Canadian (8.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1722

Elevation: 467 feet

Land area: 25.9 square miles.

Population density: 184 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester town:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

93 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.7% North America).

This town:  2.5%
New Hampshire:  5.1%



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Chester, New Hampshire as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 675 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 in 2000:

Chester town:  2.0% ($3,415)
New Hampshire:  2.3% ($2,946)
Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (11.1 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (45.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (208.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Sandown, NH (1.9 miles ), Raymond, NH (2.3 miles ), Fremont, NH (2.4 miles ), Auburn, NH (2.5 miles ), Danville, NH (2.5 miles ), Candia, NH (2.6 miles ), Hampstead, NH (2.6 miles ), Derry, NH (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 1998: 46 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 1999: 86 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2000: 91 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2001: 80 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2002: 46 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $227,100
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $229,700
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $192,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $316,700
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $249,300
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $265,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.97 N, Longitude: 71.23 W

Area code: 603

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Chester by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 201001
per 100,000 44.10.021.50.00.021.0
Robberies 000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.020.90.00.0
Assaults 523135
per 100,000 110.343.564.520.962.1104.8
Burglaries 10912182424
per 100,000 220.7195.6257.8375.5496.8503.3
Thefts 42244422269
per 100,000 926.7521.5945.4459.0538.2188.7
Auto thefts 554241
per 100,000 110.3108.685.941.782.821.0
Arson 010132
per 100,000 0.021.70.020.962.141.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.5) 123.654.196.660.878.485.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
New Hampshire average:

2.18

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
New Hampshire:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Chester, New Hampshire

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is above New Hampshire state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Chester town center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 tornado 24.1 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Hampshire state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 41.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.3 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) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from Chester center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rockingham County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Chester:

  • COLONIAL POPLIN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FREMONT, NH)
  • AURORA SENIOR LIVING OF DERRY, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DERRY, NH)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DERRY, NH)

Political contributions by individuals in Chester, NH

Airports located in Chester:

Amtrak stations near Chester:

  • 14 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 16 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.
  • 20 miles: DURHAM (3 DEPOT RD.) . Services: ticket office.

College/University in Chester:

  • Chester College of New England (Full-time enrollment: 176; Location: 40 Chester St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.chestercollege.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Hesser College (about 12 miles; Manchester, NH; Full-time enrollment: 2,870)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 13 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 16 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 20 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 23 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 8,432)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 24 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • North Shore Community College (about 30 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 3,635)

Public elementary/middle school in Chester:

Private elementary/middle school in Chester:

  • CHESTER PRESCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 465 DERRY RD; Grades: PK - KG)
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Library in Chester:

  • CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $130,490; Location: 3 CHESTER STREET; 40,817 books; 1,420 audio materials; 2,369 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 48 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • In Chester, NH, White Pines College has been renamed "Chester College of New England."

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Notable locations in Chester: Chester Fire Department (A), Wadleigh Library (B), Chester Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Chester: Chester Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: North Pond (A), Wason Pond (B), Harantis Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wilson Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Rockingham 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 SO2 NO2 CO  Pb 

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
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.284. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.334

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

CHESTER COLLEGE OF NEW ENGLAND (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2004), St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2002), St Public Notif received (MAR-12-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-02-2004 and OCT-04-2004, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2004)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WASON POND COTTAGE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-03-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2003), St Other (JAN-30-2004)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2003), St Other (OCT-08-2003)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
THE OLDE POST RESTAURANT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-04-2002 and OCT-14-2002, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2002)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
STEVENS MEMORIAL HALL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between DEC-06-2005 and JAN-13-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2006)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-17-2005 and FEB-02-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
WASON POND COMMUNITY CENTER (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2004), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2004), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2005)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-25-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-19-2004), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between DEC-28-2004 and FEB-18-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-31-2004 and JUN-25-2004, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-23-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2004)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-05-2004 and APR-19-2004, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-18-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2004)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • SPOLLETTS GENERAL STORE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
New Hampshire:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  83.8%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.0%
Whole state:  8.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

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

5.0%
Whole state:

6.5%

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

2.2%
Whole state:

2.8%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chester, NH

107 people in college/university student housing in 2010
36 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Chester compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.17%
Here54.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents78.2%4.2%3.0%2.9%2.3%
Congregations16.7%15.3%14.0%10.7%5.3%
NameMuslim EstimateSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%0.9%0.9%5.0%
Congregations0.7%2.0%0.7%2.7%32.0%
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: 47
Rockingham County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Rockingham County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Rockingham County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 283
Here:

9.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockingham County:

23.3%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
State:

15.9%

7.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($57,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.85%
New Hampshire average:

7.57%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.08%
New Hampshire average:

0.13%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Essex County, MA  1.69% ($57,207 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, NH  1.27% ($50,299)
from Strafford County, NH  0.79% ($40,145)


7.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($48,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
New Hampshire average:

7.49%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($322 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.06%
New Hampshire average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hillsborough County, NH  1.41% ($42,544 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  1.05% ($44,612)
to Essex County, MA  0.81% ($42,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKBR (1250 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W282AF (104.3 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WPXG (Channel 21; CONCORD, NH; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMUR-TV (Channel 9; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W29AT (Channel 29; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Chester, New Hampshire:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
New Hampshire average:
  • Fatal accident count: 61
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 89
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 67
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 144
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4

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: 6
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $15,000,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,140
Total average daily truck traffic: 245
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 9,087

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chester)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chester, NH)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chester)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: OLD WEST FUNDING INC SEAREY (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 221EZ , Serial Number: ID403C
    Registrant (Individual): Charles E Lewis, 669 Haverhill Rd, Chester, NH 03036
  • Aircraft: KEUTHAN AIRCRAFT CORP BUCCANEER SX (Category: Amphibian, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 36442 , Serial Number: KA10141, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 12/14/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Charles E Lewis, 669 Haverhill Rd, Chester, NH 03036
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4896E , Serial Number: 18503899, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 04/08/1997
    Registrant (Individual): John J Zito, 159 Chester St, Chester, NH 03036
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 185C (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5813T , Serial Number: 185-0713, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 03/13/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Michael H Heaton, 660 Fremont Road, Chester, NH 03036


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Chester


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, NH
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