Chester employment information

IndexChesterMassachusettsNational
Income per capita$26,871$38,069$29,829
Median household income$62,292$70,954$55,322
Median income owner occupied$78,542$95,052$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,250$39,116$35,192
Median earnings male$31,806$45,946$36,919
Median earnings female$36,250$32,028$26,250
Unemployment rate4.9%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level10.1%11.4%15.1%
The Chester, MA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Chester is $26,871, which is 29% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 10% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $62,292, which is 12% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 13% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Chester is 5%, which is 4% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Chester is 10% which is 33% lower than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$41,523$62,292$124,584
City
$47,297$70,954$141,908
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Chester is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 13% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 33% lower than the national average.

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Chester median earnings by income bracket

Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.2%8.3%
Manufacturing sector10.5%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%4.8%
Wholesale & retail services32.7%23.4%
Public administration1.6%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.6%6.9%
Education, health & social services6.5%37.9%
Other39.9%17.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Huntington, MA630$65,12518%
Blandford, MA352$63,57115%
Westfield, MA41,486$62,96914%
Russell, MA486$53,9842%
Pittsfield, MA43,632$45,20618%
Chester, MA789$62,29213%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
West City, IL789$30,87544%
Huntsville, UT789$71,50029%
Cambria, WI789$52,5005%
Altona, NY789$31,47743%
Minneola, KS789$46,02317%
Chester, MA789$62,29213%
Source: The Chester, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).