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Chester is a city in Howard County.

The community was named for an older brother of Amos Kingsley, founder.

The latitude of Chester is 43.491N. The longitude is -92.36W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,227 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 145.


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Median household income
Local
$21,875
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 Upper Iowa River
Nearby parks & recreation: Hayden Prairie

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34% of Chester residents report German ancestry, and 2% 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 $18,240, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% 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 $188.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $633.


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Howard County supported John Kerry 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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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