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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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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.
11% 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 $188. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $633.
Howard County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chester political report.
The average commute time for Chester workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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