Chester, New Jersey

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Population in 2013: 1,675 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 
Males: 822  (49.1%)
Females: 853  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  42.7 years
New Jersey median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 07930.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $103,296 (it was $80,398 in 2000)
Chester:

$103,296
NJ:

$70,165

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $53,148 (it was $42,564 in 2000)

Chester borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $500,840 (it was $293,000 in 2000)
Chester:

$500,840
NJ:

$307,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $489,298; Detached houses: $521,314; Townhouses or other attached units: $376,735; In 2-unit structures: $315,032; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $285,063; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $264,218; Mobile homes: $92,895; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $350,866

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,013.

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  • Races in Chester, NJ (2010)

    Chester races chart
    • 1,34481.5%White alone
    • 22213.5%Hispanic
    • 382.3%Asian alone
    • 271.6%Two or more races
    • 130.8%Black alone
    • 40.2%Other race alone
    • 10.06%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chester: 116.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.6%), Italian (16.1%), Irish (15.0%), English (8.6%), Polish (4.6%), Swedish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1930

Elevation: 846 feet

Land area: 1.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,089 people per square mile   (low).

Chester,NJ real estate house value index trend

Chester, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 58.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester borough:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

179 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America, 3.8% Europe, 2.4% Asia).

This borough:

11.6%
New Jersey:

21.6%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Chester, New Jersey as of August 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 1,838 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $10,335 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $9,774 (2.7%)

Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NJ (23.0 miles , pop. 54,405).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (26.8 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (37.7 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities: Long Valley, NJ (2.1 miles ), Mendham borough, NJ (2.2 miles ), Peapack and Gladstone borough, NJ (2.2 miles ), Succasunna-Kenvil, NJ (2.4 miles ), Budd Lake, NJ (2.5 miles ), Succasunna, NJ (2.5 miles ), Far Hills borough, NJ (2.7 miles ), Kenvil, NJ (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.79 N, Longitude: 74.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,199 (+143.0%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 227 (32.2%)

Area code: 908

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution

Crime rates in Chester by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0100000000000
per 100,000 0.059.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0001000010001
per 100,000 0.00.00.060.00.00.00.00.059.50.00.00.052.6
Robberies 0010000011000
per 100,000 0.00.060.10.00.00.00.00.059.558.80.00.00.0
Assaults 2023020110302
per 100,000 121.30.0120.3180.00.0120.90.061.259.50.0181.40.0105.2
Burglaries 39012251156475
per 100,000 181.9539.20.060.0120.6120.9304.1673.2297.3352.9241.8419.9262.9
Thefts 38323527192023201815191618
per 100,000 2,304.41,917.32,104.61,619.71,145.31,209.21,399.01,224.01,070.2882.41,148.7959.8946.4
Auto thefts 1100000000001
per 100,000 60.659.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.052.6
Arson 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 113.0201.5106.4128.945.768.365.191.3118.865.483.657.1104.1

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City-data.com crime index 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: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.80
New Jersey average:

3.38
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
New Jersey:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +305 (+22.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Chester, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the Chester borough center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 10.1 miles away from the borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% 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 219.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from Chester 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 260.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.0 miles away from Chester center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 301.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Morris County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chester:

  • WELKIND REHABILITATION HOSP (PLEASANT HILL RD)
  • GLENLORA NURSING HOME (345 ROUTE 24 - P O BOX 367)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Chester:

  • HOLLY MANOR CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MENDHAM, NJ)
  • HEATH VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HACKETTSTOWN, NJ)
  • V N A SOMERSET HILLS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BERNARDSVILLE, NJ)
  • HACKETTSTOWN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; HACKETTSTOWN, NJ)
  • DAVITA HACKETTSTOWN DC (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; HACKETTSTOWN, NJ)
  • HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HACKETTSTOWN, NJ)
  • LITTLE BROOK NURSING AND CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CALIFON, NJ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • County College of Morris (about 8 miles; Randolph, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,427)
  • Centenary College (about 9 miles; Hackettstown, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,271)
  • Raritan Valley Community College (about 12 miles; Branchburg, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,735)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 14 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,690)
  • Drew University (about 15 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Sussex County Community College (about 20 miles; Newton, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,402)
  • Union County College (about 22 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)

Public high school in Chester:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chester:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chester:

  • SUBURBAN HILLS SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 41 OAKDALE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE DOGWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 140; Location: 8 DOGWOOD DR; Grades: PK - TK)
  • KIDDIE ACADEMY (Students: 11; Location: 245 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Chester, map of school districts: CHESTER TOWNSHIP, WEST MORRIS REGIONAL

Library in Chester:

  • CHESTER LIBRARY (Operating income: $918,373; Location: 250 WEST MAIN STREET; 49,458 books; 361 e-books; 5,431 audio materials; 4,756 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 130 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Chester Volunteer Fire Company 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemetery: Chester Congregational Churchyard (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 84.4. This is about average.

City:

84.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.301. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.301
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 13.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.563. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.563
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 18.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.71. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.71
U.S.:

9.14

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

COUNTRY VIEW VILLAGE, LLC (Population served: 310, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2010)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
WEST MAIN ASSOCITES (Population served: 124, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • THE DOGWOOD SCHOOL (Population served: 63, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.8%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.6 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  71.2%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  3.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
13 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
6 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
12 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Chester, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Chester compared to New Jersey state average:

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

Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • Fulton Bank of New Jersey: Skylanda Community Bank Branch at 425 Main Street, branch established on 1990/10/09; Chester Borough Branch at 510 Main St, branch established on 2007/12/12. Info updated 2012/02/08: Bank assets: $3,408.9 mil, Deposits: $2,816.1 mil, headquarters in Mount Laurel, NJ, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 74 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: East Main Street Branch at 44 East Main Street, branch established on 1939/09/28. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Peapack-Gladstone Bank: Chester Branch at 350 Main Street, branch established on 1996/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,599.7 mil, Deposits: $1,445.3 mil, headquarters in Gladstone, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation
  • Valley National Bank: Chester Branch at 151 Route 206, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $14,186.7 mil, Deposits: $9,715.7 mil, headquarters in Wayne, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 219 total offices, Holding Company: Valley National Bancorp
  • Hudson City Savings Bank: Chester Branch at 209 Route 206 South, branch established on 1982/07/26. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $45,373.6 mil, Deposits: $25,645.6 mil, headquarters in Paramus, NJ, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Chester Branch at 25 Maple Avenue, branch established on 1890/04/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Chester Branch at 501 Route 206 North, branch established on 1969/01/25. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
New Jersey average:

12.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chester borough (based on Morris County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic206,70049
Mainline Protestant32,353111
Evangelical Protestant25,97194
Other22,41443
Black Protestant3,2817
Orthodox3,1456
None198,412-
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: 103
Morris County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Morris County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Morris County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 428
Here:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Morris County:

20.4%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.1%
State:

18.0%
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 2$13,988$83,9281$2,314
Other Government Administration 2$13,530$81,18012$8,827
Judicial and Legal 1$4,747$56,9642$2,480
Police Protection - Officers 8$35,187$52,7811$266
Police - Other 1$3,306$39,6720$0
Parks and Recreation 5$21,542$51,70160$45,119
Totals for Government 19$92,300$58,29576$59,006

5.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($89,740 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,530 average AGI)
Morris County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Essex County, NJ  0.55% ($84,301 average AGI)
from Passaic County, NJ  0.52% ($63,045)
from Bergen County, NJ  0.39% ($92,959)


5.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($87,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,505 average AGI)
Morris County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Essex County, NJ  0.39% ($72,943 average AGI)
to Passaic County, NJ  0.37% ($54,996)
to Sussex County, NJ  0.35% ($57,003)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMTR (1250 AM; 7 kW; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WRNJ (1510 AM; 2 kW; HACKETTSTOWN, NJ; Owner: WRNJ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • WDHA-FM (105.5 FM; DOVER, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • W284AF (104.7 FM; HACKETTSTOWN, NJ; Owner: WRNJ RADIO, INC.)
  • W224AS (92.7 FM; WASHINGTON, NJ; Owner: WRNJ RADIO, INC.)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNJ-FM (103.7 FM; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCY (106.3 FM; BLAIRSTOWN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W289AA (105.7 FM; LEBANON TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W49BE (Channel 49; HACKETTSTOWN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CING. AUTHORITY)
  • Chester, New Jersey
  • Fatal accident count13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:0
  • Fatalities13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • New Jersey average
  • Fatal accident count103
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents152
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons33
  • Fatalities111
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents267
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents21
See more detailed statistics of Chester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 120 North Road (Lat: 40.792306 Lon: -74.670917), Type: Pole, Structure height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: KNKA206
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/15/2004, Expiration Date: 10/01/2014
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 2 W Main St (Lat: 40.785389 Lon: -74.700167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33 m, Call Sign: WPHA352, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.112 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/2000, Expiration Date: 06/19/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/28/2010, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • 2 West Main Street (Lat: 40.785389 Lon: -74.700167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WPIM558
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.587 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/2001, Expiration Date: 10/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2001, Certifier: Donna Comer
    Registrant: Paging Network Of America, Inc., 1500 International Pkwy, Suite 300, Richardson, TX 75081, Phone: (972) 801-0304, Fax: (972) 801-0330

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Police Headquarters (Lat: 40.788444 Lon: -74.708222), Call Sign: KNDU256, Licensee ID: L00068640
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.1600 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/18/1997, Expiration Date: 09/03/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2003
    Registrant: Chester, Borough Of, Main Street Box 487, Chester, NJ 07930, Phone: (908) 879-5361
  • Parker Rd (Lat: 40.773722 Lon: -74.730167), Call Sign: KNDE225
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.6000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2002, Expiration Date: 08/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2012
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road 134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 40.809917 Lon: -74.728472, Call Sign: WQIP212
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1200 MHz, 72.2000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/01/2008, Expiration Date: 04/01/2018, Certifier: L. Douglas Pechance
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc, 965 Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • Lat: 40.783444 Lon: -74.678333, Call Sign: WQJB342
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2008, Expiration Date: 07/14/2018, Certifier: Mary Jane Canose
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • 300 Main Street (Lat: 40.794278 Lon: -74.692667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 34 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQKW848
    Assigned Frequencies: 476.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/13/2009, Expiration Date: 10/13/2019, Certifier: Thomas Zellman
    Registrant: County Of Morris, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900, Phone: (973) 829-8600, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CHESTER # 2, Lat: 39.858444 Lon: -75.392944, Overall height: 65.5 m, Call Sign: WHD975
    Assigned Frequencies: 6019.30 MHz, 5989.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/22/2006
    Registrant: Lenfest Mcn, Inc., 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Phone: (215) 665-1700

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3
  • Route 206 & Route 24 (Lat: 40.785361 Lon: -74.700139), Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: KNKM819, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.837 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • Route 24 & Route 206 (Lat: 40.785278 Lon: -74.700556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: KNKM819, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • Route 24 & Route 206 (Lat: 40.785278 Lon: -74.700556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: KNLW541
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.687 MHz
    Expiration Date: 12/12/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2008, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Venable, LLP, 575 7th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 344-4000, Fax: (202) 344-8300, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1167X , Serial Number: 28-7525295, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Latifa Dikengil, 14 Chilton Rd, Chester, NJ 07930
  • Aircraft: AEROFAB INC LAKE LA-4-250 (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1401P , Serial Number: 12, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Philip J Clements, 3 Hickory Dr, Chester, NJ 07930
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-220T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 20WJ , Serial Number: 3448027, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Alan M Sheiness, 5 Pond View Rd, Chester, NJ 07930
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3918M , Serial Number: 28-7890341, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 01/26/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Jr Edward A Windt, 82 Oakdale Rd, Chester, NJ 07930
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5109S , Serial Number: 28-7105129, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 04/07/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Martin Pardee, 70 Budd Ave, Chester, NJ 07930
  • Aircraft: GLASFLUGEL STD LIBELLE 201B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 73RS , Serial Number: 390, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 09/06/1974
    Registrant (Individual): George Frank Fila, 79 Grove St, Chester, NJ 07930

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$360,6677$370,71451$339,2162$232,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$196,0005$266,4000$01$110,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$308,50014$338,6432$413,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$408,50016$400,0630$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$323,5002$283,0000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0459.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$293,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$293,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$257,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0459.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 26
  • Service Call: 4

Incident types - Chester

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, NJ
Businesses in Chester, NJ
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Gymboree1
Aerosoles1J. Jill1
Ann Taylor1J.Crew1
Banana Republic1JoS. A. Bank1
Burger King1Justice1
CVS1Nike4
Chico's1RadioShack1
Coldwater Creek1Rite Aid1
Curves1Staples1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
Eddie Bauer1Talbots1
FedEx4Toys"R"Us1
GNC1UPS7
GameStop1Wendy's1
Gap1
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