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Chester is in Queen Anne's County, in the Baltimore metro area.
The latitude of Chester is 38.975N. The longitude is -76.289W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,723.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Queen Anne's County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Baltimore area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21666 ZIP code.
19% 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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chester was $27,789, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Chester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $722. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,218.
Queen Anne's County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chester political report.
The average commute time for Chester workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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