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Chester township, MI map Land area: 67.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,265 (all rural)
Males: 640  (50.6%)
Females: 625  (49.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,265 (1,167 owner occupied, 98 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

26%


Races in Chester township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.2%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 36.9
Median age of females: 36.8

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Average household size: 2.63

Chester township:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,212 ($32,781 in 1999)
This township:

$33,212
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $407 (lower quartile is $375, upper quartile is $433)
Here:

$407
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $134,666 (it was $124,800 in 2000)
Chester township:

$134,666
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,154 - $188,288

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $225,158
Here:

$225,158
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $129,021
Here:

$129,021
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $299,583
Here:

$299,583
State:

$101,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $188,300
Here:

$188,300
State:

$133,558

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $495,485
Here:

$495,485
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $57,276
Here:

$57,276
State:

$39,606
Population density: 19 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

15.0%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

6.9%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Chester township: Holcomb Lodge (A), Triple K Ranch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Turtle Lake (A), Lower Chub Lake (B), Little Bass Lake (C), Lewis Lake (D), Oley Lake (E), Grass Lake (F), Ginsel Lake (G), Finnegan Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Turtle Creek (A), Chub Creek (B), Crapo Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

77% of Chester township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 86% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 92% lived in Michigan.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3612
  • Northeast: 27
  • Midwest: 6
  • South: 39
  • West: 5

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 693
  • One, attached: 44
  • Two: 55
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • Mobile homes: 47

Median worth of mobile homes: $42,800


Housing units in Chester township with a mortgage: 160 (6 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 181

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 91
  • 1990 to 1994: 96
  • 1980 to 1989: 106
  • 1970 to 1979: 94
  • 1960 to 1969: 88
  • 1950 to 1959: 89
  • 1940 to 1949: 38
  • 1939 or earlier: 238

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chester township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 21
  • 4 rooms: 88
  • 5 rooms: 86
  • 6 rooms: 67
  • 7 rooms: 128
  • 8 rooms: 122
  • 9 or more rooms: 146

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 22
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 32
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9 or more rooms: 22

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chester township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 54
  • 2 bedrooms: 105
  • 3 bedrooms: 172
  • 4 bedrooms: 191
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 148

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 56
  • 3 bedrooms: 51
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

Cars and other vehicles available in Chester township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 514
  • 1 vehicle: 45
  • 2 vehicles: 65
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Chester township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 94
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 55
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Chester township:

  • United States or American (39.9%)
  • German (34.7%)
  • Swiss (15.0%)
  • Pennsylvania German (7.3%)
  • English (1.1%)
  • Dutch (1.0%)
  • Irish (0.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 231 (17%)
  • Carpooled: 584 (42%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (1%)
  • Taxi: 10 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 52 (4%)
  • Walked: 195 (14%)
  • Worked at home: 298 (22%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

25.1% of residents of Chester township speak English at home.
74.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (33% speak English very well, 59% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,611
  • In family households: 3,512 (739 male householders, 25 female householders)
    737 spouses, 1,917 children (1,895 natural, 15 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 57 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 15 other relatives, 12 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 99 (47 male householders (37 living alone)), 46 female householders (46 living alone)), 6 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 78 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 169 2-persons, 138 3-persons, 105 4-persons, 98 5-persons, 80 6-persons, 174 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 83 1-person, 10 2-persons,

270 married couples with children.
46 single-parent households (12 men, 34 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 306
Here:

45.9%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Chester township:

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