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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Chester is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 1,529. Chester is in Hampden County. Living in Chester offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Chester there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Chester and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Chester are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$204,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$900
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Chester

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,250
National
$55,322
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