About Chester NH
Chester is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,768 at the 2010 census. It was home to the now defunct Chester College (formerly White Pines College).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.0 square miles (67 km), of which 25.9 sq mi (67 km) is land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km) (0.42%) is water. The Exeter River rises in Chester. The highest point in town is found on an unnamed hill west of Bell Hill and northwest of Harantis Lake; it has two knobs of almost equal elevation of at least 635 feet (194 m), according to the most recent (2011-2012) USGS 7.5-minute topographical map. Chester lies mostly within the Piscataqua River (Coastal) watershed, though the western edge of town is in the Merrimack River watershed.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,792 people, 1,214 households, and 1,011 families residing in the town. The population density was 146.4 people per square mile (56.5/km²). There were 1,247 housing units at an average density of 48.1 per square mile (18.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.97% White, 0.26% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.
There were 1,214 households out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the town, the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $68,571, and the median income for a family was $75,092. Males had a median income of $44,056 versus $35,382 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,842. About 3.4% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.
According to the most recent figures Chester has the third highest median property values in the state, and Chester residents have the highest median income.
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Chester New Hampshire neighborhoods include: Albany, Alexandria, Allenstown, Alstead, Alton, Amherst, Andover, Antrim, Ashland, Atkinson, Auburn, Barnstead, Barrington, Bath, Bedford, Belmont, Bennington, Benton, Berlin, Bethlehem, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Brentwood, Bristol, Brookfield, Brookline, Campton, Canaan, Candia, Canterbury, Center Harbor, Center Ossipee, Charlestown, Chichester, Claremont, Colebrook, Concord, Contoocook, Conway, Cornish, Croydon, Deerfield, Deering, Derry, Dorchester, Dover, Dublin, Dummer, Dunbarton, Durham, East Hampstead, East Wakefield, Effingham, Enfield, Epping, Epsom, Exeter, Francestown, Franconia, Franklin, Freedom, Fremont, Gilford, Gilmanton, Gilmanton Iron Works, Gilsum, Goffstown, Gorham, Grafton, Grantham, Greenfield, Greenland, Greenville, Groveton, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Hanover, Harrisville, Haverhill, Hebron, Henniker, Hillsborough, Hinsdale, Holderness, Hollis, Hooksett, Hopkinton, Hudson, Jackson, Jaffrey, Keene, Kensington, Kingston, Laconia, Lancaster, Landaff, Langdon, Lee, Lempster, Lisbon, Litchfield, Littleton, Londonderry, Loudon, Lyme, Lyndeborough, Madbury, Madison, Manchester, Marlborough, Marlow, Mason, Meredith, Meriden, Merrimack, Middleton, Milan, Milford, Milton, Mont Vernon, Munsonville, Nashua, Nelson, New Boston, Newbury, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, New Ipswich, New London, Newmarket, Newport, Newton, Northfield, North Hampton, North Haverhill, North Stratford, Northwood, Nottingham, Orange, Orford, Ossipee, Pelham, Pembroke, Penacook, Peterborough, Piermont, Pike, Pittsfield, Plainfield, Plaistow, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Rindge, Rochester, Rumney, Rye, Salem, Salisbury, Sanbornton, Sanbornville, Seabrook, Sharon, Silver Lake, South Acworth, Springfield, Stoddard, Strafford, Stratham, Sugar Hill, Sunapee, Suncook, Surry, Swanzey, Thornton, Tilton, Troy, Union, Warner, Washington, Weare, West Chesterfield, West Ossipee, Whitefield, Wilmot, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Wolfeboro, Woodsville
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