Chester, VT Population

Population: 3,044. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,112 (+2.2% change)
Males: 1,470 (48.3%), Females: 1,574 (51.7%)

Windsor County

Median resident age: 41.9 years
Median household income: $39,417
Median house value: $100,000

Races in Chester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (21.6%), Irish (13.3%), German (10.8%), French (9.7%), United States (9.1%), French Canadian (5.9%).

Elevation: 623 feet

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chester

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester town

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

2.0% Foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +191 (+6.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Chester:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chester:

  • RUTLAND STATE (about 30 miles; RUTLAND, VT; Abbreviation: RUT)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 70 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; Abbreviation: GFL)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 75 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; Abbreviation: CEF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chester:

Amtrak stations near Chester:

  • 13 miles: OKEMO (LUDLOW, OKEMO MOUNTAIN) – Seasonal Bus Station
  • 14 miles: BELLOWS FALLS (DEPOT ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: CLAREMONT (PLAINS RD.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chester:

  • KEENE STATE COLLEGE (about 33 miles; KEENE, NH; Full-time enrollment: 4,049)
  • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (about 40 miles; HANOVER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,309)
  • WILLIAMS COLLEGE (about 59 miles; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,047)
  • NORWICH UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; NORTHFIELD, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 62 miles; AMHERST, MA; Full-time enrollment: 21,468)
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; GARDNER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,265)

Schools

Public high school in Chester:

  • GREEN MOUNTAIN UHSD #35 (Students: 425; Location: 716 VT RTE 103 SOUTH; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chester:

  • CHESTER-ANDOVER USD #29 (Students: 285; Location: 72 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WINDSOR SOUTHWEST S.U. (Students: 10; Location: 89 VT RTE 103 SOUTH; Grades: PK – PK)

Libraries

Library in Chester:

  • WHITING (Operating income: $58,216; Location: P.O. BOX 68, 117 MAIN ST.; 11,056 books; 363 audio materials; 553 video materials; 20 serial subscriptions)