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Chester is a city in Chester County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Chester, PA

The latitude of Chester is 34.704N. The longitude is -81.214W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 535 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,326.


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Median household income
Local
$27,518
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chester demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 152. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 23.5 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index

Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index

Filming location for:
· 1983 TV series, "Chiefs"
· 2000 movie, "The Patriot"
Nearby parks & recreation: Chester State Park
Historic sites and museums: Chester County Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Chester residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chester ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chester was $13,386, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Chester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Chester include Chester Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Chester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $667.


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Libraries in Chester include Chester County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Chester include Chester News & Reporter

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Chester County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chester political report.

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The average commute time for Chester workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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