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Chester is a city in Chester County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Chester, PA
The latitude of Chester is 34.704N. The longitude is -81.214W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 535 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,326.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29706 ZIP code.
2% of Chester residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $13,386, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Chester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Chester include Chester Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Chester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $667.
Libraries in Chester include Chester County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Chester include Chester News & Reporter
Chester County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chester political report.
The average commute time for Chester workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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