Chester, New York

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Population in 2017: 4,129 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.9%
 
Males: 1,995  (48.3%)
Females: 2,134  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 10918, 10924.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $72,297 (it was $55,417 in 2000)
Chester:

$72,297
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,714 (it was $24,960 in 2000)

Chester village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $205,728 (it was $116,100 in 2000)
Chester:

$205,728
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $280,349; detached houses: $297,038; townhouses or other attached units: $255,409; in 2-unit structures: $292,727; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $326,954

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,391.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chester: 135.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.7%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.6% for Black residents, 5.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.6% for other race residents, 10.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chester, NY (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Chester, New York as of September 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chester is 785 to 1.


Crime rates in Chester by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(55.3)
1
(27.7)
1
(27.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(193.6)
5
(138.4)
4
(110.6)
1
(27.9)
1
(27.9)
3
(84.6)
3
(74.7)
3
(76.6)
2
(51.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(110.7)
4
(110.7)
2
(55.3)
1
(27.9)
3
(83.7)
1
(28.2)
3
(74.7)
3
(76.6)
5
(128.2)
0
(0.0)
6
(151.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(387.3)
6
(166.0)
8
(221.2)
7
(195.3)
4
(111.6)
5
(140.9)
7
(174.4)
8
(204.4)
7
(179.5)
4
(102.4)
5
(126.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
161
(4,454)
160
(4,427)
121
(3,346)
129
(3,598)
148
(4,129)
142
(4,002)
112
(2,790)
98
(2,504)
67
(1,718)
79
(2,022)
47
(1,187)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(138.3)
2
(55.3)
3
(83.0)
2
(55.8)
1
(27.9)
1
(28.2)
1
(24.9)
2
(51.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(76.8)
1
(25.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A2
(55.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)340.8278.9222.3176.0222.7203.2163.2156.9122.3114.788.6

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City-data.com crime index in Chester, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: Italian (19.1%), American (17.7%), Irish (6.5%), Jamaican (4.3%), German (2.8%), Polish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 2.12 square miles.

Population density: 1,951 people per square mile   (low).

Chester, New York map

606 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America, 1.6% Asia).

This village:

15.1%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,105 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,924 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.36 N, Longitude: 74.28 W

Area code: 845

Distribution of median household income in Chester, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chester, NY in 2017
Chester satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 66 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 1998: 133 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 1999: 63 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2000: 101 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2002: 55 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2006: 41 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $167,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $340,000
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2017: 21 buildings, average cost: $267,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Chester, NY residents
Average permit cost in Chester, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Chester, NY
Historical housing units in Chester, NY

Population change in the 1990s: +93 (+2.8%).
Most common industries in Chester, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
  • Chemicals (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (10.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Chemicals (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Chester, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)

Average climate in Chester, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.4. This is about average.

City:

79.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.86. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.86
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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

City:

0.0191
U.S.:

0.0098

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 (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

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:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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

CHESTER VILLAGE (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
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

For population 15 years and over in Chester:

Marital status in Chester, NY
  • Never married: 37.9%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
New York average:

13.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chester
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chester, NY (based on Orange County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

8.6%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
New York:

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
Police Protection - Officers 10$76,889$92,2673$5,288
Streets and Highways 4$27,546$82,6380$0
Water Supply 3$21,835$87,3400$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,096$49,1520$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,649$43,7881$1,096
Police - Other 1$3,649$43,7880$0
Other and Unallocable 1$5,343$64,1160$0
Financial Administration 1$4,294$51,5281$1,377
Totals for Government 22$147,301$80,3465$7,761

Chester government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($14.77)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($2.66)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,691,000 ($409.54)
    General - Other: $1,471,000 ($356.26)
    Sewerage: $761,000 ($184.31)
    Water Utilities: $589,000 ($142.65)
    Regular Highways: $536,000 ($129.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $172,000 ($41.66)
    Central Staff Services: $155,000 ($37.54)
    Financial Administration: $100,000 ($24.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $68,000 ($16.47)
    General Public Buildings: $37,000 ($8.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $33,000 ($7.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($1.70)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($1.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($0.48)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,389,000 ($578.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($11.87)

Chester government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $784,000 ($189.88)
    Other: $33,000 ($7.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000 ($1.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $552,000 ($133.69)
    Other: $6,000 ($1.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $365,000 ($88.40)
    Fines and Forfeits: $168,000 ($40.69)
    Rents: $47,000 ($11.38)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($3.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $679,000 ($164.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $39,000 ($9.45)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($5.81)
    General Local Government Support: $10,000 ($2.42)
    Other: $6,000 ($1.45)
  • Tax - Property: $3,074,000 ($744.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $78,000 ($18.89)
    Other License: $64,000 ($15.50)

Chester government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,135,000 ($274.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,075,000 ($260.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,000 ($14.53)

Chester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $291,000 ($70.48)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,675,000 ($890.05)

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
New York average:

4.90%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($539 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bronx County, NY  0.40% ($60,542 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.39% ($46,641)
from Rockland County, NY  0.37% ($63,668)


5.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($60,501 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
New York average:

5.85%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($627 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ulster County, NY  0.40% ($47,367 average AGI)
to Dutchess County, NY  0.28% ($57,630)
to Sullivan County, NY  0.27% ($38,867)
Businesses in Chester, NY
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Curves1Payless1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Sprint Nextel1
GNC2Subway1
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
Lowe's1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets3Wendy's1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Chester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 220ft / 67.3mTotal length
  • $103,763,000Total costs
  • 399,375Total average daily traffic
  • 11,027Total average daily truck traffic
  • 269,519Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chester, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 112000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chester, NY

FCC Registered Broadcast 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, Cancellation Date: 09/25/2017, Certifier: Joseph Rampe, Registrant: 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 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: 461.150 MHz, 463.400 MHz, 468.400 MHz, 467.850 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.875 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/2014, Expiration Date: 08/02/2024, Certifier: Michael Kestue, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2015, Expiration Date: 02/02/2026, Certifier: Lawrence R Mitchell, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2016, Expiration Date: 03/23/2027, 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: 10/28/2014, Expiration Date: 01/19/2025, Certifier: Carl Amaditz, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/15/2015, Expiration Date: 01/26/2025, Certifier: Tom Becker, Registrant: Village Of Chester

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-34R (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 106 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 2682H , Serial Number: 92, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 02/09/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Larry K Dysinger, 46 Odyssey Dr, Chester, NY 10918
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 10/01/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): 44x Inc, 11 Bianca Blvd, Chester, NY 10918
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCAA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 50447 , Serial Number: 379-79, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 02/23/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Brendan Petrakis, Po Box 503, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 10/28/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Kent H Leung, 5 N Hudson St, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 01/24/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey T White, 1 Heidi Ln, Chester, NY 10918
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/06/2019

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 in Chester, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chester, NY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 68. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 107 took place in 2008, and the least - 37 in 2005. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chester, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (57.4%), and Outside Fires (28.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chester, NY
    • 66557.4%Structure Fires
    • 32428.0%Outside Fires
    • 15713.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 121.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, NY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chester, New York:

  • Holiday Inn Express Chester, 2 Bryle Pl, Chester, New York 10918 , Phone: (845) 469-3000, Fax: (845) 469-5242
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chester, 2 Bryle Pl, Chester, New York 10918 , Phone: (845) 469-3000
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chester, New York
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chester, NY
  • 77.9%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.8%Electricity
  • 3.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chester, NY
  • 77.7%Utility gas
  • 11.1%Electricity
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Chester compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.

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  • #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+)"
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  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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