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Living In Chester, NY

Chester, New York is a small town with a population of approximately 4,000. Young adults (15-24) account for a higher percentage of the population here (21%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find no shortage of opportunities, while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. Only 32% of residents rent in Chester, as the majority own their homes. With an average rent of $1,435 per month, exceeding the state average by $155 a month, relatively high rent costs may be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.

Chester has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who have completed some level of post-secondary education compared to the national average (19%), as 24% have earned a Bachelor's or Associate's degree. Furthermore, 4% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Chester residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 26% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 5% of residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of just under $84K, Chester workers bring in roughly the same as the average New York resident. However, Chester compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).

Averaging about 36 minutes, Chester's commute time is slower than nearly 80% of cities in the state. Many residents (41%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is used by only 6% of the population. A small percentage of residents (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.


Frequently Asked Questions About Chester

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Chester?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Chester is $1,460

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