Chester, NJ Overview

Surrounded by Chester Township, Chester Borough is a small, historic community of quaint shops, fine antique stores, craft boutiques, remarkable churches, and lovely homes.  Charming neighborhoods create a delightful contrast to the area’s picturesque farms.  The township offers a decidedly rural environment that harmonizes secluded estates, well-preserved historic homes, and exclusive single-family residences on meticulously landscaped lots.  The area is characterized by open space, new development, vast acres of state and county parks, and well-developed recreational facilities.  One of the highlights for new residents is the “Neighbors & Newcomers of Chester” group, where more than 200 family members plan social activities and events for the community.  Route 206, Interstates 287 and 80, and bus or train service to New York City provide transportation efficiencies.


Population Growth (since 2000) 5%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 336.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.946
Households w/ Children 42%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 37%
Median Year in Residency 3.83

Housing Inventory

Chester, NJ Housing Inventory 119 287 2,616 2,616 119 287 2,616

Market Overview

46 listings with an estimated median price of $824,500

Price Count
$0 - 100K 5
$100K - 200K 1
$300K - 400K 1
$400K - 500K 5
$500K - 600K 1
$600K - 700K 1
$700K - 800K 9
$800K - 900K 1
$900K - 1M 3
$1M - Max 19
Property Type Count
Single Family 32
Commercial 12
Lots and Land 2

(Data as of 12/1/2023)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Chester, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 8,588


Median Age: 47.34

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Chester, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

Chester, NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Chester, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Chester, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 925 645 294 44 66 1,605 2,190 925 645 294 44 66 1,605 2,190

Employment and Finance


Chester, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $144,471)

Chester, NJ Income by dollar range 24 112 43 46 18 15 24 34 57 111 130 298 273 343 428 531 227 190

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

The Smoking Ban data indicates whether an area has a smoking ban in place for workplaces, restaurants or bars. This information represents that of the search area and may not reflect that of the whole County or State.



The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Chester, NJ Crime

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