For population 25 years and over in Chester:
For population 15 years and over in Chester town:
62 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.2% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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:
Latitude: 43.29 N, Longitude: 72.62 W
Area code: 802
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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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).
Population change in the 1990s: +191 (+6.7%).
Work and jobs in Chester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Chester, Vermont
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
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Public high school in Chester:
See full list of schools located in Chester, map of school districts: CHESTER-ANDOVER USD 29, GREEN MOUNTAIN UHSD 35
Public elementary/middle schools in Chester:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average. There were 42 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.0. This is better than average. There were 29 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.81. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.99. This is significantly worse than average. There were 62 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.80. This is about average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
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:OLD TOWN FARM INN THE (Address: 665 VT RTE 10S , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Chester that have no violations reported:
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Chester compared to Vermont state average:
Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chester, Vermont:
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Religion statistics for Chester town (based on Windsor County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.04%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 28
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,714 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($370 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,956 average adjusted gross income)
0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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: 38See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chester, VT
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
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chester)
FAA Registered Aircraft:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, VT
Businesses in Chester, VT
Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2014.