Chester, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 2,527 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.5%
 
Males: 961  (38.0%)
Females: 1,566  (62.0%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 26034.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,988 (it was $28,550 in 2000)
Chester:

$35,988
WV:

$43,385

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,208 (it was $17,137 in 2000)

Chester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $92,432 (it was $60,300 in 2000)
Chester:

$92,432
WV:

$117,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $115,744; Detached houses: $115,612; Townhouses or other attached units: $134,115; In 2-unit structures: $124,147; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,479; Mobile homes: $70,853

Median gross rent in 2016: $644.

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  • Races in Chester, WV (2010)

    Chester races chart
    • 2,51097.1%White alone
    • 361.4%Hispanic
    • 150.6%Two or more races
    • 110.4%Black alone
    • 90.3%Asian alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chester: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (31.3%), English (15.5%), German (9.7%), Polish (8.0%), Moroccan (5.2%), Italian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1907

Elevation: 703 feet

Land area: 0.96 square miles.

Population density: 2,637 people per square mile   (average).

Chester, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester city:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 23.9%

52 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
West Virginia:

1.6%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Chester, West Virginia as of December 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 197 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $731 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $371 (0.6%)

Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (33.0 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (288.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: East Liverpool, OH (1.1 miles ), Newell, WV (1.4 miles ), La Croft, OH (1.7 miles ), Glasgow, PA (1.9 miles) , Georgetown, PA (2.0 miles) , Glenmoor, OH (2.1 miles ), Wellsville, OH (2.2 miles ), Hookstown, PA (2.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Latitude: 40.61 N, Longitude: 80.56 W

Area code: 304

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution

Crime rates in Chester by Year
Type 2004 2005 2014
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 001
per 100,000 0.00.039.3
Robberies 101
per 100,000 40.60.039.3
Assaults 100
per 100,000 40.60.00.0
Burglaries 675
per 100,000 243.8284.8196.7
Theft 392811
per 100,000 1,584.71,139.1432.7
Auto thefts 420
per 100,000 162.581.40.0
Arson 010
per 100,000 0.040.70.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.3) 114.272.074.4

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Crime rate in Chester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
West Virginia average:

2.44
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -385 (-12.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Legal occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Chester, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.7 miles away from the Chester city center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 120 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 61.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from Chester center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 245.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 200.1 miles away from Chester center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Landslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Birthplace of: Win Mercer - Baseball player.

Main business address for: MTR GAMING GROUP INC (SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS AMUSEMENT & RECREATION).

Hospitals and medical centers in Chester:

  • STONE PEAR PAVILION (125 FOX LANE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Chester:

  • PATHWAYS CTR FOR GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY (Hospital, about 1 miles away; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH)
  • ROSS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH)
  • NENTWICK CONVALESCENT HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH)
  • DCI - EAST LIVERPOOL (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH)
  • POTTERS MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH)
  • EAST LIVERPOOL CITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH)
  • EAST LIVERPOOL CONV CTR 2 (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH)

Operable nuclear power plants near Chester:

  • 8 miles: Beaver Valley 1 and 2 in Shippingport, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 17 miles; Steubenville, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,572)
  • Robert Morris University (about 20 miles; Moon Township, PA; FT enrollment: 4,823)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 24 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 31 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 13,486)
  • West Liberty University (about 32 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • Point Park University (about 32 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 3,525)
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division (about 33 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 11,040)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chester:

  • A. T. ALLISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 460, Location: 600 RAILROAD STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • OAK GLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 39 GOLDEN BEAR DRIVE, Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Chester

Library in Chester:

  • LYNN MURRAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $88,208; Location: 601 RAILROAD STREET; 11,049 books; 541 audio materials; 63 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Chester Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Chester: MTR GAMING GROUP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chester include: Westminster United Church (A), Saint Matthews Episcopal Church (B), Sacred Heart Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Chester First Christian Church (F), Chester Church of the Nazarene (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 96.3. This is worse than average.

City:

96.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.356. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.356
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.0
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.14. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.14
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.67
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0854. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0854
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.5%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Chester, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Chester Branch at 253 Carolina Avenue, branch established on 1970/01/02. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Hancock County Savings Bank, F.S.B.: Hancock County Savings Bank, F.S.b. at 351 Carolina Avenue, branch established on 1899/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $312.7 mil, Deposits: $260.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Northern Hancock Bank & Trust Co.: Chester Branch at 715 Carolina Avenue, branch established on 1996/05/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $31.6 mil, Deposits: $26.6 mil, headquarters in Newell, WV, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
West Virginia average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chester city (based on Hancock County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,7806
Evangelical Protestant4,40430
Mainline Protestant3,75819
Orthodox5632
Black Protestant1181
Other71
None14,046-
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: 8
Hancock County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Hancock County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Hancock County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

5.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

33.7%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.9%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.4%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chester:

46.5%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Chester:

28.8
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chester:

18.2%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chester:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

29.7%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Chester:

80.4%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chester, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$8,890$15,2400$0
Totals for Government 7$8,890$15,2400$0

Chester government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $323,000 ($127.82)
    Financial Administration: $311,000 ($123.07)
    Police Protection: $244,000 ($96.56)
    Sewerage: $215,000 ($85.08)
    Regular Highways: $130,000 ($51.44)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($9.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($4.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($1.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $140,000 ($55.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $612,000 ($242.18)

Chester government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $330,000 ($130.59)
    All Other: $49,000 ($19.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($3.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $107,000 ($42.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $60,000 ($23.74)
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000 ($15.83)
    Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($9.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $494,000 ($195.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($14.64)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($2.37)
  • Tax - Property: $507,000 ($200.63)
    Other License: $60,000 ($23.74)

Chester government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,016,000 ($1193.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,868,000 ($1134.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,000 ($58.57)

Chester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,000 ($51.44)

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, OH  0.70% ($32,348 average AGI)
from Brooke County, WV  0.61% ($27,885)
from Columbiana County, OH  0.51% ($23,662)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, OH  0.66% ($22,571 average AGI)
to Brooke County, WV  0.59% ($28,355)
to Columbiana County, OH  0.54% ($24,942)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:

  • WOHI (1490 AM; 1 kW; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKBN (570 AM; 5 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIG (950 AM; 1 kW; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WORLD WITNESS FOR CHRIST MINIST.,INC)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKST (1200 AM; 5 kW; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WBGG (970 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBZY (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • WOGF (104.3 FM; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOGH (103.5 FM; BURGETTSTOWN, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMXY (98.9 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAMO-FM (106.7 FM; BEAVER FALLS, PA; Owner: MCL/MCM-INC)
  • WQXK (105.1 FM; SALEM, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W215BC (90.9 FM; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJJJ (104.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDSY-FM (107.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWSW-FM (94.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHOT-FM (101.1 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOVK (98.7 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGW (107.5 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYTN (91.7 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WYFM (102.9 FM; SHARON, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKDD (98.1 FM; CANTON, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQED-FM (89.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:

  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKBN-TV (Channel 27; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • W66BQ (Channel 66; BEAVER, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • W25CI (Channel 25; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W57BH (Channel 57; WEIRTON, WV; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFMJ-TV (Channel 21; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: WFMJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNEO (Channel 45; ALLIANCE, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDLI (Channel 17; CANTON, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYFX-LP (Channel 62; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYTV (Channel 33; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF YOUNGSTOWN, LLC)
  • WBPA-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WQED (Channel 13; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • W56CL (Channel 56; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWBP-LP (Channel 25; FREEDOM, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
Chester fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

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

See more detailed statistics of Chester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 124m407ftTotal length
  • $860,000Total costs
  • 30,950Total average daily traffic
  • 2,514Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chester)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 616 Pyramus Road (Lat: 40.616667 Lon: -80.545556), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 2.8 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQMD580
    Assigned Frequencies: 171.875 MHzGrant Date: 07/07/2010, Expiration Date: 07/07/2020, Certifier: James L SteeleRegistrant: West Virginia Divison Of Homeland Security And Emergency Management, 4752 Chimney Drive, Charleston, WV 25302-4804, Phone: (304) 957-2570, Fax: (304) 965-2685, Email:
  • 431 Carolina Ave (Lat: 40.612833 Lon: -80.562833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6.3 m, Overall height: 9.3 m, Call Sign: WQNB819
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.62000 MHzGrant Date: 12/07/2010, Expiration Date: 12/07/2020, Certifier: Michael SwartzmillerRegistrant: Information Station Specialists, Zeeland, MI 49464, Phone: (616) 772-2300, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • LAWRENCEVILLE, Rogers Road (Lat: 40.600056 Lon: -80.550389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99 m, Call Sign: WQFX945
    Assigned Frequencies: 10627.5 MHzGrant Date: 11/02/2006, Expiration Date: 11/02/2016, Certifier: Glenn S RabinRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Chester, Us Route 30 (Lat: 40.595889 Lon: -80.527194), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WQPV663
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHzGrant Date: 08/24/2012, Expiration Date: 08/24/2022, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave, 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • WPA0661, Rogers Road (Lat: 40.600000 Lon: -80.550389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 86.9 m, Call Sign: WQSM535
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz... (+4 more)Grant Date: 10/31/2013, Expiration Date: 10/31/2023, Certifier: Christopher PickardRegistrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 937-0201, Email:
  • PT72XC002, Rogers Road (Lat: 40.600000 Lon: -80.550389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 86.9 m, Call Sign: WQVZ385
    Assigned Frequencies: 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/22/2015, Expiration Date: 06/22/2025, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • On Route 208, 2 Miles South Of Chester (Lat: 40.585333 Lon: -80.560333), Call Sign: KNKI660
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.625 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009Registrant: Attorney At Law, 2154 Wisconsin Avenue, Nw, Ste 250, Washington, DC 20007-2280, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 315-3587, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chester)
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
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$108,3405$69,99414$72,1798$38,6581$76,8201$22,980
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$65,6600$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$57,1231$45,31011$72,2851$57,7800$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$38,7403$74,8531$68,9400$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$16,4101$24,2900$01$16,4100$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.00

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$61,0600$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$43,3401$54,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

CHESTER (Address: 600 INDIANA AVENUE , Population served: 3,119, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
FANTASYS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-06-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2013)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
TIFFANYS DOLLS (Address: 137 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-07-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2011)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WOODVIEW GOLF COURSE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Chester

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, WV
Most common first names in Chester, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8372.9 years
William6874.9 years
Mary6081.3 years
James5269.1 years
Charles5072.3 years
Robert4770.0 years
George2673.8 years
Helen2278.3 years
Ruth2175.6 years
Clarence2173.4 years
Most common last names in Chester, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Allison3375.3 years
Wright2775.0 years
Smith2474.9 years
Davis1874.9 years
Miller1778.0 years
Reed1772.8 years
Bailey1571.6 years
Wilson1471.2 years
Brown1473.7 years
Moore1476.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Chester, WV
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1

Chester compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Chester on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Hungary (population 500+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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