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Chester is a town in Hampden County, in the Springfield metro area.
The latitude of Chester is 42.279N. The longitude is -72.979W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,568 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,308.
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9% of Chester residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $18,098, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Chester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Chester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $506. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,038.
Libraries in Chester include Hamilton Memorial Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Chester workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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