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Living In Chester, IL

A small town in Illinois, Chester has slightly more than 8,000 residents. Young professionals will fit right in, as they account for an above-average 19% of the population, though middle-aged professionals exist in large numbers as well. The majority of residents own their homes in Chester, and 30% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $612/month, which is $440 per month less than the state average.

Compared to the national average, Chester has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (30%). Further, 5% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Six percent of the population in Chester works in manufacturing, making it the most common industry. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in transportation, making it the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of around $52K, Chester workers take home about $25,000 less than the average Illinois resident. Chester's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Chester residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (22%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transportation is not used. A small percentage of commuters (2%) walk to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

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