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Mountain hamlet

Chester is a town in Crawford County, in the Fort Smith metro area.

The community was named for Chester, PA

The latitude of Chester is 35.680N. The longitude is -94.175W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 840 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 101.


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Median household income
Local
$27,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chester demographic reports
The local population peaked in the in the 1890s when the Frisco Railroad built a turnaround station here
Local festivals include:
  • Swingfest - May 26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chester web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crawford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Smith area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72934 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Chester residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chester ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chester was $11,269, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Chester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Chester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $258.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $617.


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Crawford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chester political report.

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The average commute time for Chester workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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