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Welcome to Chester ...

The Town of Chester is located in Orange County<1>.

The location of Chester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Chester has a population of 12,191 people<3> (see below for details).

Chester is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chester had an population of 12,191 people. This is an increase of 1.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Chester had a population of 11,981 people. This makes Chester the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Chester represents 0.06% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 204th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,981 people, the population of Chester decreased 1.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,140 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chester.

Communities Also Named Chester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Chester: This one is located in Orange County and the other is located in Warren County.

Beyond New York, there are 4 communities that are also named Chester - they are located in Connecticut, Vermont and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chester.

Communities near Chester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chester.

  • Ramapo [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramapo
    • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 138,356 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
  • Cortlandt [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortlandt
    • Cortlandt [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,123 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortlandt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortlandt
  • Haverstraw [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haverstraw
    • Haverstraw [Rockland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haverstraw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverstraw
  • Spring Valley [Rockland County]
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    • Spring Valley [Rockland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Chester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Valley<6>
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    • Newburgh [Orange County]
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      • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,524 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
    • Warwick [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
      • Warwick [Orange County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,096 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
    • Wallkill [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallkill
      • Wallkill [Orange County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallkill
    • Middletown [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Orange County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,023 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<6>
    • Newburgh [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
      • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburgh<6>
    • New Windsor [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Windsor
      • New Windsor [Orange County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Chester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chester.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chester. See our Newspapers Page for Chester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chester ...

Looking for more information about Chester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Chester, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Chester.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Orange, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3343, Longitude: -74.2693       In this case, the coordinates for Chester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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