Chester, Vermont

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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 2022: $67,300 (it was $39,417 in 2000)
Chester:

$67,300
VT:

$73,991

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $38,473 (it was $19,661 in 2000)

Chester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $266,103 (it was $106,800 in 2000)
Chester:

$266,103
VT:

$304,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $358,264; detached houses: $381,996; townhouses or other attached units: $340,107; in 2-unit structures: $283,645; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $498,076; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,965; mobile homes: $75,013
March 2022 cost of living index in Chester: 97.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Chester, VT (2010)
    • 3,05396.8%White alone
    • 351.1%Hispanic
    • 280.9%Two or more races
    • 160.5%American Indian alone
    • 150.5%Asian alone
    • 70.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Vermont as of April 14, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chester is 631 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Chester by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(63.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.4)
1
(32.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(65.8)
2
(66.5)
1
(33.1)
1
(33.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.7)
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)
1
(33.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(33.4)
2
(63.4)
1
(31.7)
3
(95.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(129.4)
4
(129.9)
1
(32.6)
6
(197.4)
2
(66.5)
6
(198.8)
3
(99.6)
2
(66.6)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(667.8)
18
(570.7)
31
(981.9)
24
(761.7)
15
(483.2)
3
(97.1)
10
(324.8)
5
(162.9)
7
(230.3)
8
(266.1)
7
(231.9)
5
(166.1)
5
(166.4)
3
(98.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(1,135)
22
(697.5)
11
(348.4)
29
(920.3)
27
(869.8)
9
(291.2)
14
(454.7)
13
(423.6)
6
(197.4)
19
(632.1)
5
(165.7)
13
(431.8)
22
(732.1)
3
(98.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(33.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(95.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(64.4)
3
(97.1)
2
(65.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(65.8)
1
(33.3)
6
(198.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.3)
1
(32.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(65.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index101.590.0147.3109.273.878.098.134.9121.4113.1105.085.456.913.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Chester, VT

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 6 (5 officers - 5 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Vermont average:

1.69
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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).

Chester, Vermont map

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

This town:

2.0%
Vermont:

3.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Chester town:

2.1% ($2,220)
Vermont:

2.0% ($2,196)

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+: Bronx, NY (180.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 )

Latitude: 43.29 N, Longitude: 72.62 W

Area code: 802

Distribution of median household income in Chester, VT in 2022

Chester satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 8 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2021: 6 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2020: 6 buildings, average cost: $248,200
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $282,200
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $139,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $91,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Chester, VT residents
Average permit cost in Chester, VT
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

1.7%
Vermont:

2.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Chester, VT
Historical housing units in Chester, VT

Population change in the 1990s: +191 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in Chester, VT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Machinery (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Chester, VT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (2.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in Chester, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 80.0. This is about average.

City:

80.0
U.S.:

72.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 4.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.62
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 24.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is above Vermont state average. It is 49% 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 significantly above Vermont state average. It is 70% 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 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 100.4 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) 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 Chester center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 100.7 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 113.9 miles away from Chester 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 (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 13, Tropical Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • CEDAR HILL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WINDSOR, VT)
  • VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; CLAREMONT, NH)
  • ELM WOOD CENTER AT CLAREMONT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLAREMONT, NH)

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: 5,098)
  • Dartmouth College (about 34 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Castleton State College (about 37 miles; Castleton, VT; FT enrollment: 2,079)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 45 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Williams College (about 50 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 53 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 55 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)

Public high school in Chester:

Public elementary/middle school in Chester:

See full list of schools located in Chester

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Windsor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CHESTER WATER DEPT (Population served: 1,490, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-14-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations

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

  • OLD TOWN FARM INN (Address: 665 VT RTE 10 , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 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%

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

For population 15 years and over in Chester:

Marital status in Chester, VT
  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Vermont average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chester, VT (based on Windsor County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,48510
Mainline Protestant4,70045
Other1,96417
Evangelical Protestant1,75021
Orthodox551
None41,716-
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: 28
Windsor County:

4.93 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

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

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

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

7.93 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

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

14.97 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Windsor County:

7.1%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

22.8%
Vermont:

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

9.7%
Vermont:

13.3%

Businesses in Chester, VT

  • FedEx: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
  • UPS: 1

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)
Chester fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Chester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 279ft / 84.7mTotal length
  • $18,883,000Total costs
  • 42,414Total average daily traffic
  • 3,713Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,542Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chester, VT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 81930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2019
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 MHzGrant Date: 09/08/2021, Expiration Date: 10/01/2031Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 383-3420, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Leslie Lindeman, Tbd (Lat: 43.262667 Lon: -72.677167), Type: 57.3, Structure height: 50027 m, Overall height: 57.3 m, Registrant: Towernorth Development, LLC, Bstern@clinellc.Com, , West -Bridgewater, Phone: (215) 803-4858

  • Leslie Lindeman, Tbd (Lat: 43.262667 Lon: -72.677167), Type: 57.3, Structure height: 50027 m, Overall height: 57.3 m, Registrant: Towernorth Development, LLC, Bstern@clinellc.Com, , West -Bridgewater, Phone: (215) 803-4858


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • CHESTER TOWER, Lovers Lane Road (Lat: 43.270639 Lon: -72.612028), Type: Nngtann, Structure height: 55 m, Call Sign: WNLK574,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.745 MHz, Grant Date: 11/17/2022, Expiration Date: 01/21/2033, Certifier: Byron R De Mond, Registrant: Burlington Communications, 4795 Williston Rd, Williston, VT 05495, Phone: (802) 862-7092, Email:

  • 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: 09/15/2015, Expiration Date: 10/02/2025, 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: 05/29/2014, Expiration Date: 07/24/2024, Registrant: State Of Vermont, 45 State Drive, Watterbury, VT 05671, Phone: (802) 229-0882, Fax: (802) 241-5557, Email:

  • Lat: 43.270556 Lon: -72.612500, Call Sign: WQAV949, Licensee ID: L00079177,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10525.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/20/2014, Expiration Date: 08/17/2024, 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, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2020, Certifier: Laurie Palmer, Registrant: Noe Electronics, 187 Banning Rd, Putney, VT 05346, Phone: (802) 387-4666, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 52 CHESTER, 211 Lovers Lane (Lat: 43.269917 Lon: -72.612722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WRCS537,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 12/22/2018, Expiration Date: 12/22/2028, Certifier: Phil Chitwood, Registrant: Vermont Transco, 366 Pinnacle Ridge Road, Rutland, VT 05701, Phone: (802) 772-3777, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: ALT DAVID JOHN SR KITFOX III (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 123DJ, N123DJ, N-123DJ, Serial Number: 765, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 11/09/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Mackenzie M Campbell, 256 Old Piper Rd, 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, N44CM, N-44CM, Serial Number: D-8927, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 01/25/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 08/04/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen J Russell, 60 Atcherson Hollow Rd, Chester, VT 05143

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 fires per year is 22. The highest number of fires - 84 took place in 2015, and the least - 3 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chester, VT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (66.1%), and Outside Fires (25.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chester, VT
    • 25266.1%Structure Fires
    • 9625.2%Outside Fires
    • 236.0%Other
    • 102.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, VT
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chester, VT
  • 69.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.8%Wood
  • 1.4%Electricity
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chester, VT
  • 65.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.5%Electricity
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Utility gas


Chester compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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  • Adam E. Trojunowski (1)
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Total of 25 patent applications in 2008-2024.