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Chester Borough, NJ Community Information

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History:

Historic Chester was once known as "Black River" and was established in the early 1700’s. Its rich history includes professions in the early days such as farming the area’s rich lands, mining, milling and inn-keeping until iron ore brought prosperity to the area in the latter half of the 1800’s. The majority of the buildings erected along Main St. during this boom period were used as shops for the merchants. Today, many of these same buildings are still used in that same capacity. Mining declined and the area returned to farming as the primary business of the Chester area. Farms, their bountiful farm stands and "pick-your-own" fields continue to operate in the Chester area.

General Information:

Town Name: Chester Borough
City Hall: Borough Hall
Address: 300 Main Street, Chester Borough NJ 07930
Phone Number: 908-879-5361
Land Area: 1.45 square miles
Distance to NYC: 46 miles
Town Website: http://www.chesterborough.org
Library Website: http://chesterlib.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 1,657 Population Density / Mile: 1,040
    Median Age: 45.23 Number of Households: 620
    Average Household Size: 2.652 Households with Children: 216
    Median Household Income: $101,887
  • Population
    Population: 1,657 Population Density / Mile: 1,040
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 4.61% Male Population: 820
    Female Population: 837 Median Age: 45.23
  • Households
    Number of Households: 620 Average Household Size: 2.652
    Households with Children: 216 Households without Children: 235
    Family Households: 451 Non-Family Households: 9
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $101,887 Average Household Income: $144,695
    Per Capita Income: $54,556 Average Total Household Expenditure: $54,342
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 5

    1 = Low, 5 = High

    The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index 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.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 53.28 Average January Low Temperature: 16.8
Average January High Temperature: 36.5 Average July Low Temperature: 59.1
Average July High Temperature: 81.7  
Select a Category to View
ATTRACTIONS - RECREATION  23 Locations
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  21 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  61 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  69 Locations
FARM - RANCH  9 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  8 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  98 Locations
HOSPITALITY  1 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  7 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  336 Locations
PET SERVICES  5 Locations
SHOPPING  147 Locations
TRAVEL  9 Locations
School Information:
BLACK RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
BRAGG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
DICKERSON SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Black River Middle (Elementary School) View Report
Bragg (Elementary School) View Report
Dickerson (Elementary School) View Report

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Chester Borough, NJ Community Information

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