Chester Morris County, New Jersey

Chester: Borough in Morris County, New Jersey

About

Chester is a city located in the county of Morris in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,649 and a population density of 399 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,620 inhabitants.

The city was created 91 years ago in 1930.

Chester Quick Facts

Population : 1,620 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Morris County
Postal code : 07930
Area : 4.13 km2
Altitude : 2,841 feet / 866 meters
Establishment : April 04, 1930 (91 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 00:14:16 (19th January 2022)
Density : 392 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.79% (2010-2020)
Chester locator map
Location of Chester on New Jersey map.
Main Street  Chester  NJ - clock image
Main Street Chester NJ - clock
Main Street  Chester  NJ - clock image

Geography

Chester is located at 40°47'3"N 74°41'49"W (40.7842700, -74.6968300).

Chester map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Chester decreased by 1.79% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,649 - census
2011 1,659 0.6% estimation process
2012 1,660 0.06% estimation process
2013 1,661 0.06% estimation process
2014 1,661 0% estimation process
2015 1,656 -0.3% estimation process
2016 1,652 -0.24% estimation process
2017 1,648 -0.24% estimation process
2018 1,640 -0.49% estimation process
2019 1,624 -0.99% estimation process
2020 1,620 -0.25% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 7,539
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 7,063
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 6.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 7,896
April 1, 2010 Population : 7,044
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.4%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 28.7%
People over 65 (%) : 9.4%
Female persons, % : 52.2%
White only, percent : 92.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 0.9%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 0.0%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 92.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 401
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.6%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 71.9%

Chester zip code is 07930. County name: Morris, County fips: 34027

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 71.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $250,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,786
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $523
2015-2019 median gross rent : $970
2015-2019 Households : 2,872
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.59
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 85.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 2.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 93.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 87.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 96.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 29.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 6.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 2.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 84.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 78.2%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 7,270
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 36,299
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 254,910
2012 total retail sales per capita : $35,542
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $85,357
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $35,808
Percentage of people living in poverty : 1.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 848
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 400
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 283
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 41
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 729
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 701
2010 population per square mile : 1,611.4
2010 land area in square miles : 4.37

People born in Chester (3)

People born in Chester, including USAF airman Larry W. Maysey, US association football player Jared Stroud, football tight end Matt Flanagan, .

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Schools in Chester

College & universities near Chester, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
490300 Cutting Edge Academy Succasunna (NJ) 07876-1311
183974 Centenary University Hackettstown (NJ) 07840
184180 County College of Morris Randolph (NJ) 07869-2086
186186 Rabbinical College of America Morristown (NJ) 07960-3600
185174 Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art Dover (NJ) 07801

Stations (24)

Amtrak & bus stations near Chester, NJ

Code Name Address Type
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
PJC Princeton Junction station 2 Wallace Road RAIL

Post offices near Chester

Post Office Name City ZIP
Chester Post Office Chester (NJ) 07930
Flander Post Office Flanders (NJ) 07836
Long Valley Post Office Long Valley (NJ) 07853
Gladston Post Office Gladstone (NJ) 07934
Ironia Post Office Ironia (NJ) 07845

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Other cities in Morris County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Morris County , NJ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Parsippany 51,144 Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Monroe 44,884 Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey
Mount Olive 28,815 Township of New Jersey
Montville 20,970 Township in Morris County, New Jersey
Morristown 18,594 Town in Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Dover 17,619 Town in New Jersey, USA
Madison 17,612 Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Denville 16,362 Township in Morris County, New Jersey
Pequannock 14,884 Township of New Jersey
Hanover 14,173 Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Florham Park 11,824 Borough in Morris County, New Jersey
East Hanover 10,868 Township of New Jersey
Kinnelon 9,852 Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Budd Lake 8,968 Census designated place
White Meadow Lake 8,836 Census designated place
Chatham 8,601 Borough in Morris County, New Jersey

Distance to Other Cities

Chester distances to largest New Jersey cities