Chester, Connecticut 

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Population

4,286

+7.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.9%

Median Income

$74,063

Median Home Price

$299,500

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Best Places to Live in Chester, Connecticut

Capital city - North-central Connecticut along the Connecticut River, 40 miles from the Long Island Sound. August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Chester, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Chester, CT Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Stable economy
Arts and culture
Cultural diversity
Cons
Low job growth
Cost of living
Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford Metro Area

As a state capital and center for the insurance industry, Hartford has a long and colorful history as a colonial center and prosperous industrial-era city. The first insurance company was established here in the late 1700’s, and The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, established in 1866, charted the course for industrial safety. Today Hartford is home to 35 insurance companies, including AETNA and The Hartford, which provide stable employment. The area is also headquarters to conglomerate United Technologies but most manufacturing has disappeared from the Hartford landscape and it has become a center for “knowledge” industries.


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City: Chester
Zip Codes: 06412
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 179 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chester is 2.9% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chester jobs have increased by 0.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chester's cost of living is 16.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chester's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Middlesex county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chester's population is 4,286 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 31.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chester is Real Estate: $299,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.9%.

SCHOOLS
Chester public schools spend $19,323 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 9.4 students per teacher in Chester. More Education



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Housing Market in Chester

It's a good time to buy in Chester. Home Appreciation is up 0.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Chester is $299,500.

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