Chestertown, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Chestertown Census Designated Place had a population of 697 as of July 1, 2017. Chestertown ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Chestertown is located at latitude 43.6431 and longitude -73.7835 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the Chestertown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 843 feet.

The Chestertown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628043) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Chestertown Census Designated Place is located within Town of Chester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Warren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chestertown 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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Chestertown, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 697
Daytime Population: Workers 319
Daytime Population: Residents 308
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 627
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 696
Population in Familes 529
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 181
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $54,355
Average Household Income $79,615
Per Capita Income $36,665


Total Housing Units 370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $242,000
Average Home Value $348,004


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 190
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 0.4% 0.34%
Households 0.4% 0.38%
Families 1.22% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

Chestertown, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chestertown 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 # 922 23rd
Population Density # 1147 4th
Diversity Index # 967 20th
Median Household Income # 719 40th
Per Capita Income # 445 63rd

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