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Living In Chester, NJ

Chester, a small town in New Jersey, has a population of slightly less than 2,000. Retirees are commonplace, as they make up 21% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. Home ownership is more common than renting in Chester, and 20% of residents rent. At $1,248 a month, the average rent is roughly equal to the state average.

Chester residents have an average commute of about 33 minutes. Many residents (34%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Few residents (5%) commute to work on foot, though the number easily surpasses the national average.

Compared to the national average (7%), Chester has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 13% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 22% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are four primary industries in Chester: retail, manufacturing, education, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 21% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, as 11% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just over $112K, Chester workers earn more than the average New Jersey resident. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).


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