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Chester, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Chester Census Designated Place had a population of 998 as of July 1, 2017. Chester ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 43.2692 and longitude -72.5963 in Windsor County. The formal boundaries for the Chester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Windsor County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Chester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378125) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Chester Census Designated Place is located within Town of Chester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Windsor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Chester, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 998
Daytime Population: Workers 786
Daytime Population: Residents 549
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,335
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 998
Population in Familes 693
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 792
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $34,669
Average Household Income $52,264
Per Capita Income $25,927


Total Housing Units 570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $188,846
Average Home Value $209,538


Total Households 497
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 248
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.18%
Households 0.0% -0.16%
Families -0.44% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Chester, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 44 64th
Population Density # 45 63rd
Diversity Index # 99 20th
Median Household Income # 116 4th
Per Capita Income # 78 36th

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