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Population in 2012: 3,938 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.3%
 

Males: 1,902  (48.3%)
Females: 2,036  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  37.9 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 10918.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $63,635 (it was $55,417 in 2000)
Chester:

$63,635
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,620

Chester village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $223,100 (it was $116,100 in 2000)
Chester:

$223,100
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $283,250; Detached houses: $315,255; Townhouses or other attached units: $251,333; In 2-unit structures: $297,667; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,902

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,231.

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  • White alone - 2,445 (61.6%)
  • Hispanic - 698 (17.6%)
  • Black alone - 443 (11.2%)
  • Asian alone - 246 (6.2%)
  • Two or more races - 107 (2.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chester: 137.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.1%), Italian (15.3%), German (9.3%), West Indian (8.4%), United States (5.6%), Polish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 2.12 square miles.

Population density: 1,861 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester village:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

701 residents are foreign born (8.5% Latin America, 3.2% Europe).

This village:  17.7%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Chester, New York as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 4,436 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,484 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,427 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ramapo, NY (19.1 miles , pop. 108,905).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (43.3 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (48.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Goshen, NY (2.0 miles ), Walton Park, NY (2.0 miles ), Florida, NY (2.2 miles ), Monroe, NY (2.3 miles ), Blooming Grove, NY (2.4 miles ), Kiryas Joel, NY (2.4 miles ), South Blooming Grove, NY (2.4 miles ), Hamptonburgh, NY (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $173,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.36 N, Longitude: 74.28 W

Area code: 845

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Chester by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 2000000000
per 100,000 57.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0102110100
per 100,000 0.028.50.055.327.727.70.027.90.00.0
Robberies 0547541133
per 100,000 0.0142.6113.4193.6138.4110.627.927.984.674.7
Assaults 14044421313
per 100,000 402.50.0113.4110.7110.755.327.983.728.274.7
Burglaries 15101414687457
per 100,000 431.3285.1396.8387.3166.0221.2195.3111.6140.9174.4
Thefts 143171141161160121129148142112
per 100,000 4111.64876.03996.64453.74427.23346.23598.34129.54002.32790.2
Auto thefts 2115232111
per 100,000 57.528.528.3138.355.383.055.827.928.224.9
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/A200100
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/A55.30.00.027.90.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.6) 407.3291.9254.4351.6287.8229.4181.6229.7209.7168.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 13 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
New York average:

3.23

Chester, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +93 (+2.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Chester village center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 32.1 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is above New York state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.4 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 67.7 miles away from Chester center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Chester center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Fire: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Alice Stewart Trillin - Educator, Arthur F. Foran - President of the New Jersey Senate, A. Richard Caputo - Federal judge, Angelo D. Roncallo - Member of the House of Representatives, Glenn Zottola - Jazz saxophonist, Jared V. Peck - Politician, Karl Anderson - College basketball player (Quinnipiac Bobcats), Rocco Morabito - Photographer, William L. DeAndrea - Mystery writer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Chester:

  • ST DOMINIC'S HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; GOSHEN, NY)
  • ELANT AT GOSHEN INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GOSHEN, NY)
  • GLEN ARDEN INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GOSHEN, NY)

Political contributions by individuals in Chester, NY

Airports and heliports located in Chester:


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Operable nuclear power plants near Chester:

  • 19 miles: Indian Point 2 and 3 in Buchanan, NY.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Orange County Community College (about 10 miles; Middletown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,807)
  • United States Military Academy (about 17 miles; West Point, NY; FT enrollment: 4,621)
  • Rockland Community College (about 19 miles; Suffern, NY; FT enrollment: 4,686)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (about 20 miles; Mahwah, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,230)
  • SUNY College at New Paltz (about 29 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey (about 29 miles; Wayne, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,076)
  • Bergen Community College (about 30 miles; Paramus, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,303)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Chester:

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Library in Chester:

  • CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $592,691; Location: 1784 KINGS HIGHWAY; 54,999 books; 1,904 e-books; 2,688 audio materials; 2,712 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 22 other licensed databases; 182 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Chester: Chester Industrial Park (A), Greycourt Stock Farm (B), Chester Village Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Chester Mall Shopping Center (1), Q Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chester include: Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (A), Saint Columba Church (B), First Presbyterian Church of Chester (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Orange 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.2. This is about average.
City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average. There were 42 monitors within city limits.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.0. This is better than average. There were 29 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.81. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.81
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.99. This is significantly worse than average. There were 62 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.99
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.80. This is about average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.39

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

CHESTER VILLAGE (Population served: 3448, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2003), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2005)
TOWN OF CHESTER CONCESSION COMMONS PARK (Address: 1786 KINGS HIGHWAY , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • CAMP LAGUARDIA (Population served: 1135, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • BELLVALE BRUDERHOF (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.3%
(1.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 10.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  65.3%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.1%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chester, NY

13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards in 2000

Chester compared to New York state average:

  • House age below state average.


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Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • Orange County Trust Company: Chester Branch at 91 Brookside Avenue, branch established on 2009/04/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $632.9 mil, Deposits: $447.8 mil, headquarters in Middletown, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Orange County Bancorp, Inc.
  • Provident Bank: Chester Branch at 3 Bryle Place, branch established on 1985/11/06. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $3,075.6 mil, Deposits: $2,161.0 mil, headquarters in Montebello, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 36 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Chester Branch at 74 Brookside Avenue, branch established on 1988/05/02. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • TD Bank, National Association: Chester Mall Branch at 78 Brookside Avenue, branch established on 1990/04/09. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chester travel time to work - commute


Chester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.94%
Here62.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents74.6%7.0%4.1%2.6%1.8%
Congregations14.5%4.5%13.5%13.0%9.5%
NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.2%1.0%5.2%
Congregations2.5%2.5%1.5%4.0%34.5%
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: 113
Orange County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 46
Orange County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Orange County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 314
Here:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

25.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,660$43,9201$387
Other Government Administration 1$3,689$44,26811$1,599
Judicial and Legal 1$2,763$33,1562$1,238
Police Protection - Officers 12$54,920$54,9203$4,957
Police - Other 1$2,763$33,1562$640
Streets and Highways 4$16,720$50,1600$0
Water Supply 3$12,199$48,7960$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$2,318
Totals for Government 23$96,714$50,45921$11,139

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $668,000 ($169.63)
    Sewerage: $387,000 ($98.27)
    General - Other: $386,000 ($98.02)
    Regular Highways: $305,000 ($77.45)
    Water Utilities: $278,000 ($70.59)
    Central Staff Services: $147,000 ($37.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000 ($21.84)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($17.27)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($9.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $26,000 ($6.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.51)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($23.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $171,000 ($43.42)
    Water Utilities: $123,000 ($31.23)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($12.70)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($5.08)
    General Public Building: $7,000 ($1.78)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,056,000 ($268.16)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $803,000 ($203.91)
    All Other: $109,000 ($27.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($1.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $302,000 ($76.69)
    All Other: $3,000 ($0.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $111,000 ($28.19)
    Property Sale Other: $50,000 ($12.70)
    Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($5.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $354,000 ($89.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($7.62)
    All Other: $12,000 ($3.05)
    General Support: $8,000 ($2.03)
  • Tax - Property: $1,152,000 ($292.53)
    NEC: $105,000 ($26.66)
    Public Utilities: $26,000 ($6.60)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,170,000 ($297.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,030,000 ($261.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $140,000 ($35.55)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $121,000 ($30.73)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $83,000 ($21.08)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,599,000 ($406.04)

6.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
New York average:

5.41%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($512 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.08%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Rockland County, NY  0.70% ($62,316 average AGI)
from Bronx County, NY  0.63% ($54,713)
from Westchester County, NY  0.37% ($65,628)


6.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
New York average:

6.26%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($692 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.12%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ulster County, NY  0.48% ($41,194 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, NY  0.38% ($42,238)
to Rockland County, NY  0.28% ($56,350)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WVNJ (1160 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVERSAL B/CASTING OF NEW YORK,INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGNY (1220 AM; 10 kW; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • WLJP (89.3 FM; MONROE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WXHD (90.1 FM; MOUNT HOPE, NY; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRPJ (88.9 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WRRV (92.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSUS (102.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WZAD (97.3 FM; WURTSBORO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGNY-FM (103.1 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WBWZ (93.3 FM; NEW PALTZ, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRWD-FM (107.3 FM; HIGHLAND, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNJP (88.5 FM; SUSSEX, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTH.)
  • WCZX (97.7 FM; HYDE PARK, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRRB (96.9 FM; ARLINGTON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W202AR (88.3 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, 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.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK 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.)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WRNN-TV (Channel 62; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

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

Chester, New York:
  • Fatal accident count: 33
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 47
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 34
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 83
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
New York average:
  • Fatal accident count: 78
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 113
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 84
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 193
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

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: 13
Total length: 60 meters (197ft)
Total costs: $79,373,000
Total average daily traffic: 290,483
Total average daily truck traffic: 11,050

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chester, NY


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 85 Main Chester (Lat: 41.359806 Lon: -74.275972), Call Sign: KBV244, Licensee ID: L00105119
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.205 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/1999, Expiration Date: 10/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/25/2004
    Registrant: Chester Fire District, 81 Main St, Chester, NY 10918
  • 14 High St (Lat: 41.362028 Lon: -74.274028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 25 m, Call Sign: WPLD287
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2012, Expiration Date: 03/18/2022, Certifier: Joseph Rampe
    Registrant: Ewa 21016515, 122 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • Lat: 41.377222 Lon: -74.131944, Call Sign: WPQA766
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.775 MHz, 159.690 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/2000, Expiration Date: 04/27/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2005, Certifier: Signature On File
    Registrant: Goosetown Communications, 58 North Harrison Avenue, Congers, NY 10920, Phone: (845) 268-7500, Fax: (845) 268-5345
  • Lat: 41.351389 Lon: -74.289528, Call Sign: WQAS969
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.850 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 461.150 MHz, 463.400 MHz, 468.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2004, Expiration Date: 08/02/2014, Certifier: Michael Kestue
    Registrant: Albany Communications, 240 Church Street, Albany, NY 12202, Phone: (518) 482-8851, Fax: (518) 482-0613, Email:
  • 14 High Street (Lat: 41.362028 Lon: -74.274028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21 m, Call Sign: WQEI460
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.0400 MHz, 44.6600 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2006, Expiration Date: 02/02/2016, Certifier: Lawrence R Mitchell
    Registrant: New York State Emergency Management Office, 1220 Washington Ave, Bldg 22, Suite 101, Albany, NY 12226, Phone: (518) 292-2268, Fax: (518) 457-1567, Email:
  • 911 DISPATCH, 14 High Street (Lat: 41.361944 Lon: -74.273611), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQGQ552
    Assigned Frequencies: 473.562 MHz, 473.587 MHz, 473.612 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/2007, Expiration Date: 03/23/2017, Certifier: John Whiffen
    Registrant: Electronic Service Solutions, Inc, 15 Worth Street, Elmsford, NY 10523, Phone: (914) 447-3782, Fax: (914) 592-1098, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • CHESTER ECC, 14 High Street (Lat: 41.361944 Lon: -74.274444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQCA786
    Assigned Frequencies: 943.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2005, Expiration Date: 01/19/2015, Certifier: Carl Amaditz
    Registrant: Electronic Service Solutions, Inc., 250 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523, Phone: (877) 359-5350, Fax: (914) 592-1098
  • Chester, Lat: 41.370833 Lon: -74.281944, Call Sign: WQCB962, Licensee ID: L00957489
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/26/2005, Expiration Date: 01/26/2015, Certifier: Tom Becker
    Registrant: Village Of Chester

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 27558 , Serial Number: 2200, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Paul K Nozell, Prosser Farm Rt 94 Po Box 622, Chester, NY 10918
  • Aircraft: SILVAIRE LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 45960 , Serial Number: 2487, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Reported Sale, , Chester, NY 10918
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 53073 , Serial Number: 177RG1337, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 09/13/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Larry Dysinger, 46 Odyssey Dr, Chester, NY 10918
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 76 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 758AA , Serial Number: R1722931, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Samuel A Degonge, 17 Farmers Ln, Chester, NY 10918
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8834U , Serial Number: 17252744, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 03/15/1965
    Registrant (Individual): James J Hambrick, 7 Achilles Hl, Chester, NY 10918



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$253,6065$195,51220$186,0281$36,590
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$237,4803$212,8370$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$207,8601$297,23015$228,2473$63,103
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$311,7901$266,6106$240,7180$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$299,4701$18,670

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0143.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$236,7401$150,110
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$155,7100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$274,4500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0143.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 95
  • Hazardous Condition: 140
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Chester


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, NY
Businesses in Chester, NY
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Curves1Payless1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Sprint Nextel1
GNC2Subway1
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
Lowe's1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets3Wendy's1

Chester on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #97 (10918) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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  • Karl Ragnarsson (11)
  • Adam Bastian (7)
  • Balasundar Iyyavu Raju (5)
  • David Kirkwood Clarke (5)
  • Bradley S. Tagg (4)
  • William E. Mcnamara (3)
  • John Pasichnyk (2)
  • Tara Mcconnell (2)
  • Martin Miller (2)
  • Frederick J. Vyverberg (2)

Total of 61 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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