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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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Median household income
Local
$43,816
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chester demographic reports
Chester is in the foothills of the Berkshires
Local festivals include:
  • Littleville Fair - Aug. 3-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chester web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Chester-Blandford State Forest
Chester attractions: Miniature Theatre of Chester
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.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on Aug. 2, 1975, at 107 degrees
Record low: The state's lowest temperature on record was reported here on Jan. 12, 1981, at -35 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hampden County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01050 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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.


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Libraries in Chester include Hamilton Memorial Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Chester workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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