Profile for Chester, New York, NY
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Chester is a village in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.
The community was named for the city in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Chester. For links to other places called Chester, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Chester is 41.362N. The longitude is -74.271W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 479 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,521.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Chester demographic reports
The village straddles the towns of Chester and Goshen.
Birthplace of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Goosepond Mountain State Park
Historic sites and museums: 1915 Erie Railroad Station Museum
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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Ancestry & family history
13% of Chester residents report German ancestry, and 22% 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 $24,960, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% 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 $754. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,475.
Libraries in Chester include Chester Public Library ... View libraries
Orange 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 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Chester include Holiday Inn.
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