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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  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 3,035. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,040
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Chester Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    198.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    231.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    132.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    165.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Chester

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,674
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.