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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Chester is a town in Vermont with a population of 3,046. Chester is in Windsor County. Living in Chester offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Chester and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Chester are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$203,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$818
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    266.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    632.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Chester

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,164
National
$55,322
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Chester Reviews

3 reviews
It is decent to live here, not much happens. at all, really. There is lots of corn and many cows live here. There are also lots of graveyards, and many people believe their houses are haunted. Not a bad place.
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Chester is a very nice tourist town, but it can be expensive for residents and there is not a lot to do locally.
Chester is a lovely Vermont town, but there's not a lot of job opportunity, and commutes to jobs and shopping is long.