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The Borough of Chester had a population of 1,668 as of July 1, 2022.
The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 40.7843 and longitude -74.6968 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Chester encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.
The Borough of Chester has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Chester: Black River.
|Total Population||1,668 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,647 (98.7%)|
|Population in Families||1,402 (84.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||21 ( 1.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$122,586|
|Average Household Income||$185,268|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||27%|
|Per Capita Income||$69,888|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||659 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||481 (73.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||148 (22.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||30 ( 4.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$637,162|
|Average Home Value||$638,929|
|Housing Affordability Index3||74|
|Average Household Size||2.62|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.54%|
|Per Capita Income||4.94%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.12%|
The table below compares Chester to the other 701 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 485||31st|
|Population Density||# 489||30th|
|Median Household Income||# 189||73rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 107||15th|
|Per Capita Income||# 147||79th|
|Diversity Index||# 297||58th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.
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