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Chester Township, NJ Community Information

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History:

The oldest settlers in Chester Township came in 1640 when "Black River" established itself as a settlement primarily because of the intersection of two Lenape Indian trails. These old trails, used for hundreds of years by the native Americans were traversed by the early settlers to go to all regions of New Jersey. The first permanent European settlers arrived in Black River around 1720. They came mostly from Long Island to "the Landing" in New Brunswick and then overland on the "Grate Road" west to Roxbury. By 1740, the area of Black River was well established with settlers who had land grants from the King of England. The first residents farmed, operated mills, and distilled whisky from apples and peaches. The native Americans began to disappear, although evidence of their activities and settlements can still be found on various hillsides near the River.

General Information:

Town Name: Chester Township
City Hall:
Address: 1 Parker Road , Chester Township NJ 07930
Phone Number: 908-879-5100
Land Area: 9.4 square miles
Distance to NYC: 46 miles
Town Website:
Library Website: http://chesterlib.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 8,589 Population Density / Mile: 336
    Median Age: 47.01 Number of Households: 2,905
    Average Household Size: 2.945 Households with Children: 1,156
    Median Household Income: $147,829
  • Population
    Population: 8,589 Population Density / Mile: 336
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 5.22% Male Population: 4,276
    Female Population: 4,312 Median Age: 47.01
  • Households
    Number of Households: 2,905 Average Household Size: 2.945
    Households with Children: 1,156 Households without Children: 1,279
    Family Households: 2,436 Non-Family Households: 45
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $147,829 Average Household Income: $198,982
    Per Capita Income: $67,740 Average Total Household Expenditure: $65,998
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 4

    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: 52.81 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 Township, NJ Community Information

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