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Population in 2010: 3,154. Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 

Males: 1,516  (48.1%)
Females: 1,638  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  47.3 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05143.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,333 (it was $39,417 in 2000)
Chester:

$50,333
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,222

Chester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $206,358 (it was $106,800 in 2000)
Chester:

$206,358
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $264,812; Detached houses: $271,146; Townhouses or other attached units: $359,190; In 2-unit structures: $314,203; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $381,909; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $712,897; Mobile homes: $127,689
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  • White alone - 3,053 (96.8%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 28 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chester: 201.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (21.6%), Irish (13.3%), German (10.8%), French (9.7%), United States (9.1%), French Canadian (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 623 feet

Land area: 55.9 square miles.

Population density: 56 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester town:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

62 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.2% Latin America).

This town:  2.0%
Vermont:  3.7%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Vermont as of November 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 500 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Chester town:  2.1% ($2,220)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)

Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (62.3 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (102.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (190.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Chester-Chester Depot, VT (1.4 miles ), Baltimore, VT (2.3 miles ), Andover, VT (2.3 miles ), North Springfield, VT (2.3 miles ), Proctorsville, VT (2.6 miles ), Springfield, VT (2.6 miles ), Cavendish, VT (2.6 miles ), Grafton, VT (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $139,900

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.29 N, Longitude: 72.62 W

Area code: 802

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Chester by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000400000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0128.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000010110020
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.031.90.032.333.00.00.063.40.0
Robberies 110010000100
per 100,000 32.632.40.00.031.90.00.00.00.033.30.00.0
Assaults 214046211213
per 100,000 65.332.4128.90.0127.8192.664.733.033.466.631.795.2
Burglaries 17142628152125920163118
per 100,000 554.6454.1837.6899.2479.2673.9808.5297.1667.8532.4981.9571.2
Thefts 432130332536253034211118
per 100,000 1402.9681.2966.51059.7798.71155.3808.5990.41135.2698.8348.4571.2
Auto thefts 213513031020
per 100,000 65.332.496.6160.631.996.30.099.033.40.063.40.0
Arson 001100010001
per 100,000 0.00.032.232.10.00.00.033.00.00.00.031.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 119.375.5126.9363.9124.9135.4123.998.398.585.9140.479.4

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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: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Vermont average:

3.25

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Vermont:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +191 (+6.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Chester town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/9/1962, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont 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 97.9 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 99.5 miles away from Chester center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from Chester center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.4 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 Windsor County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Birthplace of: Merritt A. Edson - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Donald J. Cram - Nobel laureate, Edwin H. Stoughton - Union Army general, Harvey L. Clark - Christian missionary, Melvin Baldwin - Union Army officer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Chester:

  • SPRINGFIELD HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, VT)
  • GILL ODD FELLOWS HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LUDLOW, VT)
  • MCGIRR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BELLOWS FALLS, VT)

Political contributions by individuals in Chester, VT

Airports located in Chester:

Amtrak stations near Chester:

  • 10 miles: OKEMO (LUDLOW, OKEMO MOUNTAIN) - Seasonal Bus Station
  • 14 miles: CLAREMONT (PLAINS RD.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 14 miles: BELLOWS FALLS (DEPOT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Keene State College (about 31 miles; Keene, NH; Full-time enrollment: 4,898)
  • Dartmouth College (about 34 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)
  • Williams College (about 50 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,108)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 53 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 55 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • Plymouth State University (about 57 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • Middlebury College (about 58 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)

Public high school in Chester:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chester:

See full list of schools located in Chester, map of school districts: CHESTER-ANDOVER USD 29, GREEN MOUNTAIN UHSD 35

Library in Chester:

  • WHITING (Operating income: $85,770; Location: 117 MAIN ST.; 11,042 books; 373 audio materials; 675 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 27 print serial subscriptions)

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

Churches in Chester include: Saint Josephs Church (A), Universalist Church (B), Chester Congregational Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Universalist Parish Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Branch Williams River (A), Middle Branch Williams River (B), Trebo Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Rowell's Inn (1834 Simonsville Rd).

Hotels: Park Light Inn (232 Depot Street), Motel in the Meadow (936 Vt Route 11 West), Rowell's Inn (1834 Simonsville Rd), Inn At Cranberry Farm (61 Williams River Road), Henry Farm Inn (2206 Green Mountain Turnpike).

 
Windsor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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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 WATER DEPT (Population served: 3100, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
OLD TOWN FARM INN THE (Address: 665 VT RTE 10S , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • HIDDEN VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 136, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INN CRANBERRY FARM (Population served: 58, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.5%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.9%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

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

7.0%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

3.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chester, VT

Chester compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Chester Branch at 326 Main Street, branch established on 1955/03/07. 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
  • People's United Bank: Chester Branch at 57 Main Street, branch established on 1938/07/14. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chester, Vermont:

  • Second Wind Bed & Breakfast, Grafton St, Chester, VT 05143 , Phone: (802) 875-3438
  • Inn Victoria, 321 Main St, Chester, VT 05143 , Phone: (802) 875-4288, Fax: (802) 875-2504
  • Green Leaf Inn, Depot St, Chester, VT 05143 , Phone: (802) 875-3171
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chester, Vermont

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.04%
Here35.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents53.5%14.8%8.5%4.8%4.1%
Congregations12.9%22.4%14.1%9.4%4.7%
NameUnitarian Universalist AssociationLDS (Mormon) ChurchJewishChurches of ChristOther
Adherents2.7%1.7%1.4%1.3%7.3%
Congregations8.2%1.2%1.2%2.4%23.5%
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: 28
Windsor County:

4.93 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Windsor County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Windsor County:

7.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
Here:

14.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Windsor County:

22.8%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

13.3%

7.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Vermont average:

6.60%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($370 average AGI)
Windsor County:

0.14%
Vermont average:

0.16%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Grafton County, NH  0.97% ($38,138 average AGI)
from Orange County, VT  0.59% ($33,348)
from Sullivan County, NH  0.51% ($25,894)


7.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,956 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
Vermont average:

6.82%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
Windsor County:

0.13%
Vermont average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Grafton County, NH  0.94% ($47,938 average AGI)
to Orange County, VT  0.69% ($33,162)
to Sullivan County, NH  0.47% ($43,018)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • WNBX (1480 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, VT)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKBK (1290 AM; 5 kW; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WSYB (1380 AM; 5 kW; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXKK (93.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, VT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVRR (101.7 FM; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCFR-FM (96.3 FM; WALPOLE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WZSH (107.1 FM; BELLOWS FALLS, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WMXR (93.9 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJEN (94.5 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEVH (91.3 FM; HANOVER, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO INC)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • WVTA (Channel 41; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)
  • WNNE (Channel 31; HARTFORD, VT; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • W17CI (Channel 17; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: UPPER VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEKW-TV (Channel 52; KEENE, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

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

Chester, Vermont:
  • Fatal accident count: 29
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 43
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 33
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 78
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Vermont average:
  • Fatal accident count: 50
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 70
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 22
  • Fatalities: 56
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 120
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3

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: 38
Total length: 75 meters (246ft)
Total costs: $10,307,000
Total average daily traffic: 38,474
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,426
Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic: 53,574

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 8
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 9
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chester, VT


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Cell Site Chester Vermont 1 Mile Northwest Of (Lat: 43.270639 Lon: -72.612028), Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KNKQ277
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Municipal Bldg Chester Depot (Lat: 43.267861 Lon: -72.585639), Call Sign: KSU650
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.150 MHz, 460.175 MHz, 460.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2005, Expiration Date: 10/02/2015
    Registrant: Noe Electronics, 187 Banning Road, Putney, VT 05346, Phone: (802) 387-4666, Email:
  • Municipal Bldg (Lat: 43.267861 Lon: -72.585639), Call Sign: WAN501
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/2004, Expiration Date: 07/24/2014
    Registrant: Vermont Dept Of Public Safety, 103 S Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5557, Email:
  • Lat: 43.270556 Lon: -72.612500, Call Sign: WQAV949, Licensee ID: L00079177
    Assigned Frequencies: 10525.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2004, Expiration Date: 08/17/2014, Certifier: Susan S Spaulding
    Registrant: Town Of Chester
  • Lat: 43.262500 Lon: -72.585278, Call Sign: WQLJ731
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.132 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/2010, Expiration Date: 02/16/2020, Certifier: Laurie Palmer
    Registrant: Noe Electronics, 187 Banning Rd, Putney, VT 05346, Phone: (802) 387-4666, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3644V , Serial Number: 14915, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Rd 1, Chester, VT 05143
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35A (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 44CM , Serial Number: D-8927, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 01/25/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen J Russell, 60 Atcherson Hollow Rd, Chester, VT 05143
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-260 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4736Y , Serial Number: 25-4488, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/1994
    Registrant (Individual): Walter J Striedieck, 1716 Brockways Mills Rd, Chester, VT 05143
  • Aircraft: PZL-SWIDNIK PW-6U (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 606PW , Serial Number: 78.02.10, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 08/01/2002
    Registrant (Partnership): Walter J Striedieck, 1716 Brockways Mills Rd, Chester, VT 05143, Other Owners: H William Detrich
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8903L , Serial Number: 25-5364, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Walter J Striedieck, 1716 Brockways Mills Rd, Chester, VT 05143


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 17
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Chester


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

Businesses in Chester, VT

  • FedEx: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
  • UPS: 1

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