Chester employment information

IndexChesterNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$49,976$36,359$28,555
Median household income$96,042$72,062$53,482
Median income owner occupied$111,544$94,365$68,142
Median income renter occupied$35,391$41,062$33,219
Median earnings male$66,750$47,106$36,116
Median earnings female$30,268$32,292$25,692
Unemployment rate4.2%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level3.3%10.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chester is 75% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 80% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 79% lower than the national average.

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Chester median earnings by income bracket

Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.3%0.7%
Manufacturing sector16.9%0.0%
Financial & insurance services5.5%3.7%
Wholesale & retail services17.2%8.2%
Public administration0.5%4.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.1%1.4%
Education, health & social services7.8%38.1%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mountain Lakes, NJ4,235$168,611215%
Peapack and Gladstone, NJ2,580$150,795182%
New Providence, NJ12,314$139,071160%
Martinsville, NJ11,914$136,959156%
Mendham, NJ5,008$129,919143%
Chester, NJ1,557$96,04280%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
West Salem, OH1,557$34,03836%
Tripoli, IA1,557$47,12512%
Cherokee, OK1,557$45,69115%
Independence, WI1,557$34,41536%
Leadwood, MO1,557$25,53652%
Chester, NJ1,557$96,04280%
Source: The Chester, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.