Chester, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Chester, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Chester had a population of 4,139 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.3626 and longitude -74.2713 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.

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Chester, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,139
Population in Households 4,118
Population in Familes 3,345
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,927
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $80,080
Average Household Income $97,059
Per Capita Income $37,848


Total Housing Units 1,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,018 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 599 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $249,265
Average Home Value $291,585


Total Households 1,617
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,070
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.51% 0.57%
Households 0.37% 0.5%
Families 0.53% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2018 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 # 400 67th
Population Density # 428 64th
Diversity Index # 102 92nd
Median Household Income # 409 66th
Per Capita Income # 446 63rd

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