Chester, NJ

Population: 10,421
Median Home Sale: $510,000
Median Household Income: $107,512
Median Commute: 27.00
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Chester, New Jersey is made up the borough of Chester which spans a 1.5 square mile area, which is then surrounded by a 30 square mile area that is the township of Chester. The township of Chester is about 40 miles from New York City. Making Chester close enough to enjoy the convenience of the big city, but far enough out to escape the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. As of 2010 Chester was home to nearly 8,000 people spread over 2,500 homes. In its early history, during the early to mid 1700’s Chester was known as Black River but by the time it became an official township on January 29th, 1779 it’s name had changed to Chester. Although agriculture was the mainstay business of the area, because Chester sat at the crossroads of two major roads many travel related business, such as Read More +
Chester, New Jersey is made up the borough of Chester which spans a 1.5 square mile area, which is then surrounded by a 30 square mile area that is the township of Chester. The township of Chester is about 40 miles from New York City. Making Chester close enough to enjoy the convenience of the big city, but far enough out to escape the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

As of 2010 Chester was home to nearly 8,000 people spread over 2,500 homes.

In its early history, during the early to mid 1700’s Chester was known as Black River but by the time it became an official township on January 29th, 1779 it’s name had changed to Chester. Although agriculture was the mainstay business of the area, because Chester sat at the crossroads of two major roads many travel related business, such as black-smith shops, inns and taverns, sprang up during the later half of the 1700s. Chester also became well-known for their applejack and apple brandy, otherwise known as Jersey Lightening.

Today in Chester they have preserved the feeling of space and old world charm through the historic buildings and Victorian homes, and spacious parks that make up 30% of the towns space. The town also known for community activities and cultural events and experiences like a yearly craft fair, holiday tours of Victorian homes, and Jazz concerts in the park.

Real Estate is a thriving business in Chester, homes for sale or for rent in Chester Borough and Chester Township run the gambit from small apartments to palatial properties with sprawling yards. In Chester Borough houses range in price from approximately $16,000 from mobile homes to $780,000 for larger homes. In the greater Chester Township homes range from around $195,000 to $1,540,000.

Children from both the Borough and the Township attend school together at the comfortable and encouraging schools of the Chester Township Public School District. Students in k-2 grades attend Dickerson Elementary School. Children in 3-5 grade attend Bragg Intermediate School. Black River Middle School serves the children in 6-8 graders. When students reach high school they discover new horizons at West Morris Mendham High School, which is part of the West Morris Regional High School District.

Whether your real estate needs are of a business nature or you are searching for a home for sale or a rent Chester Borough and the Chester township have what you seek. Come explore this modern town with old world charm and appeal and let the comforts of home surround you. Read less –

Area and Demographic Info for Florham Park, New Jersey (07932)

Median Age: 40.70 Median Home Sales Price: $510,000 Median Household Income: $107,512 Median Commute Time: 27.00 mins


  • Population: 10,421
  • Population Density: 1,539/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 1.50%
  • Education Climate : 5
  • Married : 4,947
  • Number of Households : 4,029
  • Households with children: 1,100
  • Average Household Size : 2.48
  • Annual Residential Turnover : 10.28%
  • Change in Average Household Income : 33.09%
  • Closest Major Sports Team: NEW JERSEY DEVILS
  • Closest Airport: Newark Liberty International
  • Closest College: DREW THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL
  • Closest Jr. College: UNION COUNTY COLLEGE

What are the Occupancy Rates?

Vacant Owned Rented
181 2808 1221

How Do People Get to Work?

Drive Public Transportation Walk / Bike / Other Work at Home
3150 231 49 162

Population by Sex(%)

Male Female
46.35 53.65

White/Blue Collar Jobs

White Collar Blue Collar
43 57

Population by Age

0-45-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-84 85+
563536633924982500439542653745710674607578470325278 264

Population by Ethnicity

White Hispanic Black Asian Native American Hawian Other
9050 484 382 704 6 0 37

Population by Education

Less than 9th Grade Some High School Some College Associates Degree Bachelors Degree Graduate
69 84 994 374 2174 1975

Households by Income (in thousands of dollars)

0-1010-1515-2020-2525-3030-3535-4040-4545-5050-6060-7575-100100-125125-150150-200200-250250-500 500+
38114180956310049160116226203546408307789254349 30

Median Income by Age

< 25 25-44 45-64 > 65
87527 125713 147721 58039

Employees by Occupation

Management Technology Retail Sales Protective Services Agriculture Construction Transportation
1290 502 1416 423 12 439 561

Employees by Industry

Agriculture Mining Construction Manufacturing Transportation Wholesale Retail Finance & Real Estate Service Public
0 0 517 1468 39 106 783 2463 492 250

Rent Estimate (in dollars) Estimate includes shelter + utilities

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom
1025 1063 1269 1637 1871

Crime

Total Personal Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Vehicle Theft
32 24 5 60 4 13 39 24 71 26

Household Expenses

Total Insurance Apparel Education Entertainment Food Healthcare Housing Transportation Utilities
135 156 133 151 139 129 130 141 136 128

Natural Disasters

Earthquake Total Weather Hail Hurricane Tornado Wind
108 93 54 102 69 204

Pollution

Air Ozone Carbon Monoxide Lead NO2 Particulates(PM10)
99 101 119 82 114 79

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