Chester employment information

IndexChesterMassachusettsNational
Income per capita$22,752$36,441$28,555
Median household income$54,643$67,846$53,482
Median income owner occupied$59,911$91,408$68,142
Median income renter occupied$30,114$37,165$33,219
Median earnings male$33,125$44,611$36,116
Median earnings female$30,250$31,498$25,692
Unemployment rate6.5%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level12.7%11.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chester is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 2% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 19% lower than the national average.

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Chester median earnings by income bracket

Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector10.0%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%4.2%
Wholesale & retail services18.9%29.1%
Public administration5.0%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%8.5%
Education, health & social services10.0%22.4%
Other35.0%26.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Blandford, MA425$72,08335%
Russell, MA544$69,86131%
Westfield, MA41,371$60,84514%
Pittsfield, MA44,226$43,48919%
Huntington, MA785$42,27921%
Chester, MA727$54,6432%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Melrose, NM727$32,73439%
Avoca, AR727$57,9868%
Lower Brule, SD727$32,91738%
Hartville, MO727$22,08359%
Lake Mack-Forest Hills, FL727$22,48258%
Chester, MA727$54,6432%
Source: The Chester, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.