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Chester, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Chester had a population of 4,046 as of July 1, 2017. Chester ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 41.3569 and longitude -74.2769 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Village of Chester (GNIS ID: 2391603) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Chester is located within Town of Chester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Chester, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,046
Daytime Population: Workers 3,254
Daytime Population: Residents 2,063
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,317
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 4,026
Population in Familes 3,254
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 1,883
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $80,195
Average Household Income $97,712
Per Capita Income $38,210


Total Housing Units 1,667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,090 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 495 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $245,485
Average Home Value $280,711


Total Households 1,585
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,051
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.4%
Households 0.15% 0.29%
Families 0.36% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Chester, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 406 66th
Population Density # 438 63rd
Diversity Index # 103 91st
Median Household Income # 391 67th
Per Capita Income # 407 66th

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