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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Chester is a town in Connecticut with a population of 4,286. Chester is in Middlesex County. Living in Chester offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Chester and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chester are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$358,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,003
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Chester Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Chester

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,675
National
$55,322
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Chester Reviews

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Greatest small town in CT! Great New England feel. Very close knit feel with all other residents of the town. Lakes, state forests, and a wonderful downtown area with shops and restaurants.
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Chester is a very safe, quaint family town. Perfect spot to raise children and be involved in the community.
Public school system is wonderful! Ride share program is almost inaccessible though. Close community, and local government offers a lot of activities to keep everyone happy.