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Chester is a village in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.
The latitude of Chester is 41.362N. The longitude is -74.271W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 479 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,521.
The village straddles the towns of Chester and Goshen.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10918 ZIP code.
13% of Chester residents report German ancestry, and 22% 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 $24,960, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Chester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $754. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,475.
Libraries in Chester include Chester Public Library ... View libraries
Orange 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 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Chester include Holiday Inn.
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