Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$21,700$38,069$29,829
Median household income$70,793$70,954$55,322
Median income owner occupied$78,529$95,052$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$39,116$35,192
Median earnings male$37,813$45,946$36,919
Median earnings female$28,894$32,028$26,250
Unemployment rate2.0%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level12.0%11.4%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Chester is 27% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Chester is 28% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 57% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Chester is 21% lower than the national average

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      $47,190 $70,793 $141,586
      $47,297 $70,954 $141,908
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Chester median earnings by income bracket

      Chester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.8%3.8%
      Manufacturing sector18.3%18.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services19.2%19.2%
      Public administration1.9%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities17.8%17.8%
      Education, health & social services3.3%3.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Blandford, MA338$81,25046.9%
      Westfield, MA41,303$74,45634.6%
      Lee, MA1,508$63,25014.3%
      Russell, MA658$59,9228.3%
      Pittsfield, MA42,514$56,6202.3%
      Chester, MA935$70,79328.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Coosada, AL935$56,0581.3%
      Phil Campbell, AL935$29,37546.9%
      Houck, AZ935$22,16759.9%
      Baxter, IA935$53,3113.6%
      Mazeppa, MN935$73,52932.9%
      Chester, MA935$70,79328.0%
      Source: The Chester, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).