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Chester is a borough in Morris County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Chester. For links to other places called Chester, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Chester is 40.784N. The longitude is -74.697W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 846 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,655.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$80,398
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chester demographic reports
Chester is on the Black River.
Former and merged names include:
· Black River
· Roxbury
18th-century mills supplied munitions to Revolutionary troops.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Henry Luce, publisher
Local festivals include:
  • Peach Festival - Aug. 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chester web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hacklebarney State Park, Chubb Park, Tiger Brook Park, Willowwood Arboretum, Bamboo Brook
Chester attractions: Willowwood Arboretum
Historic sites and museums: Cooper Gristmill
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Morris County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07930 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Chester residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chester ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chester was $42,564, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

48% of Chester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Chester festival dates:

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History

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

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Chester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $741.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,303.


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Libraries in Chester include Chester Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Morris 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 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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