Chester, New York

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Population in 2014: 3,915 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.6%
 
Males: 1,988  (50.8%)
Females: 1,927  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 10918, 10924.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $66,472 (it was $55,417 in 2000)
Chester:

$66,472
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,116 (it was $24,960 in 2000)

Chester village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $211,916 (it was $116,100 in 2000)
Chester:

$211,916
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $279,291; Detached houses: $287,696; Townhouses or other attached units: $271,356; In 2-unit structures: $346,589; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,589; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $228,396; Mobile homes: $50,771

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,186.

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  • Races in Chester, NY (2010)

    Chester races chart
    • 2,44561.6%White alone
    • 69817.6%Hispanic
    • 44311.2%Black alone
    • 2466.2%Asian alone
    • 1072.7%Two or more races
    • 200.5%American Indian alone
    • 90.2%Other race alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chester: 137.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.0%), Italian (15.4%), United States (8.4%), West Indian (8.3%), German (6.3%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 2.12 square miles.

Population density: 1,850 people per square mile   (low).

Chester,NY real estate house value index trend

Chester, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester village:

  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

715 residents are foreign born (12.4% Latin America, 2.6% Europe).

This village:

18.0%
New York:

22.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,813 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,008 (2.2%)

Chester satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (41.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 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
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $250,000

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 2014
Murders 20000000000
per 100,000 57.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 01021101000
per 100,000 0.028.50.055.327.727.70.027.90.00.00.0
Robberies 05475411333
per 100,000 0.0142.6113.4193.6138.4110.627.927.984.674.776.6
Assaults 140444213133
per 100,000 402.50.0113.4110.7110.755.327.983.728.274.776.6
Burglaries 151014146874578
per 100,000 431.3285.1396.8387.3166.0221.2195.3111.6140.9174.4204.4
Thefts 14317114116116012112914814211298
per 100,000 4,111.64,876.03,996.64,453.74,427.23,346.23,598.34,129.54,002.32,790.22,503.8
Auto thefts 21152321112
per 100,000 57.528.528.3138.355.383.055.827.928.224.951.1
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/A2001000
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/A55.30.00.027.90.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.9) 407.3291.8254.4351.6287.7229.4181.6229.7209.6168.3161.8

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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 2014, including police officers: 14 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
New York average:

3.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +93 (+2.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Chester, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 35% 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 near New York 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 179.6 miles away from the city 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 218.3 miles away from Chester 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 116.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 201.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.4 miles away from Chester 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 115.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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).
Chester topographic map

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 and 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)
  • ORANGE CO PUBLIC HEALTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; GOSHEN, NY)
  • HAMASPIK OF ORANGE COUNTY, INC. (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MONROE, NY)
  • CAMPBELL HALL REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CAMPBELL HALL, NY)
  • ORANGE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, 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: 4,742)
  • United States Military Academy (about 17 miles; West Point, NY; FT enrollment: 5,651)
  • Mount Saint Mary College (about 18 miles; Newburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Rockland Community College (about 19 miles; Suffern, NY; FT enrollment: 6,026)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (about 26 miles; Mahwah, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,864)
  • Nyack College (about 26 miles; Nyack, NY; FT enrollment: 2,590)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (about 28 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 7,319)

Public high school in Chester:

  • CHESTER ACADEMY-MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 64 HAMBLETONIAN AVE, Grades: 6-12)

Private high school in Chester:

  • CONG BNAI YOEL (Students: 1,800, Location: 158 GREYCOURT RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Chester:

See full list of schools located in Chester

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 77.9. This is about average.

City:

77.9
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.19
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0191. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0191
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.2%
(1.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.1% for Black residents, 10.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.1% for other race residents, 17.5% 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
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

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
New York average:

13.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic131,30845
Other30,22142
Mainline Protestant19,32688
Evangelical Protestant14,43795
Black Protestant1,7119
Orthodox9736
None174,837-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.9%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.9%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chester:

19.8%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chester:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chester:

34.0%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

57.6%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Chester:

80.3%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chester, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,294$51,5281$1,377
Other Government Administration 1$4,096$49,1520$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,649$43,7881$1,096
Police Protection - Officers 10$76,889$92,2673$5,288
Police - Other 1$3,649$43,7880$0
Streets and Highways 4$27,546$82,6380$0
Water Supply 3$21,835$87,3400$0
Other and Unallocable 1$5,343$64,1160$0
Totals for Government 22$147,301$80,3465$7,761

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $668,000 ($170.63)
    Sewerage: $387,000 ($98.85)
    General - Other: $386,000 ($98.60)
    Regular Highways: $305,000 ($77.91)
    Water Utilities: $278,000 ($71.01)
    Central Staff Services: $147,000 ($37.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000 ($21.97)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($17.37)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($9.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $26,000 ($6.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.51)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($23.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $171,000 ($43.68)
    Water Utilities: $123,000 ($31.42)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($12.77)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($5.11)
    General Public Building: $7,000 ($1.79)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,056,000 ($269.73)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $803,000 ($205.11)
    All Other: $109,000 ($27.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($1.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $302,000 ($77.14)
    All Other: $3,000 ($0.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $111,000 ($28.35)
    Property Sale Other: $50,000 ($12.77)
    Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($5.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $354,000 ($90.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($7.66)
    All Other: $12,000 ($3.07)
    General Support: $8,000 ($2.04)
  • Tax - Property: $1,152,000 ($294.25)
    NEC: $105,000 ($26.82)
    Public Utilities: $26,000 ($6.64)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,170,000 ($298.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,030,000 ($263.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $140,000 ($35.76)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $121,000 ($30.91)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $83,000 ($21.20)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,599,000 ($408.43)

4.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
New York average:

5.06%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($597 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bronx County, NY  0.37% ($53,639 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.33% ($36,840)
from Rockland County, NY  0.32% ($56,410)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
New York average:

5.46%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($746 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ulster County, NY  0.35% ($39,147 average AGI)
to Dutchess County, NY  0.29% ($49,430)
to Rockland County, NY  0.24% ($56,749)

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)
Chester fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 66m217ftTotal length
  • $66,213,000Total costs
  • 378,796Total average daily traffic
  • 12,314Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 21980-1989
  • 92000-2009
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 MHzGrant Date: 09/07/1999, Expiration Date: 10/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/25/2004Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/05/2012, Expiration Date: 03/18/2022, Certifier: Joseph RampeRegistrant: Orange County Department Of Emergency Services, 22 Wells Farm Rd, Goshen, NY 10924, Phone: (845) 615-0450, Fax: (845) 291-4020, Email:
  • Lat: 41.377222 Lon: -74.131944, Call Sign: WPQA766
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.775 MHz, 159.690 MHzGrant Date: 04/27/2000, Expiration Date: 04/27/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2005, Certifier: Signature On FileRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/03/2014, Expiration Date: 08/02/2024, Certifier: Michael KestueRegistrant: Albany Communications, 9 Avis Drive, Latham, NY 12110, 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/19/2015, Expiration Date: 02/02/2026, Certifier: Lawrence R MitchellRegistrant: Nys Div. Of Homeland Security And Emergency Services, 1220 Washington Ave, Bldg. 7a, Ste 710, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12242, Phone: (518) 322-4912, Fax: (518) 322-4975, 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/23/2007, Expiration Date: 03/23/2017, Certifier: John WhiffenRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/2014, Expiration Date: 01/19/2025, Certifier: Carl AmaditzRegistrant: Orange County Department Of Emergency Services, 22 Wells Farm Rd, Goshen, NY 10924, Phone: (845) 615-0450, Fax: (845) 291-4020, Email:
  • Chester, Lat: 41.370833 Lon: -74.281944, Call Sign: WQCB962, Licensee ID: L00957489
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHzGrant Date: 01/15/2015, Expiration Date: 01/26/2025, Certifier: Tom BeckerRegistrant: Village Of Chester

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 414A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2744X , Serial Number: 414A0812, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 09/11/1991
    Registrant (Corporation): 44x Inc, 11 Bianca Blvd, Chester, NY 10918
  • 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: 32860 , Serial Number: 28-7505099, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey T White, 1 Heidi Ln, 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: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9534L , Serial Number: AA5-0534, Airworthiness Date: 03/27/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Kent H Leung, 5 N Hudson St, 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

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

CHESTER VILLAGE (Population served: 3,448, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
BELLVALE COMMUNITY (Address: 359 GIBSON HILL RD. , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
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 compared to New York state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

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  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Jamaica (population 500+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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