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Chester Center CDP, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Chester Center Census Designated Place had a population of 1,504 as of July 1, 2019. Chester Center CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester Center CDP is located at latitude 41.4013 and longitude -72.4524 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Chester Center Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

The Chester Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378346) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Chester Center Census Designated Place is located within Town of Chester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.


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Chester Center CDP, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Chester Center CDP, CT Housing Affordability Index is 102
State of Connecticut Housing Affordability Index is 111
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Chester Center CDP, CT Wealth Index is 130
State of Connecticut Wealth Index is 142
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,504 (100%)
Population in Households 1,438 (95.6%)
Population in Families 1,094 (72.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 66 ( 4.4%)
Population Density 754
Diversity Index2 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,424
Average Household Income $100,751
Per Capita Income $41,766
Wealth Index4 130

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 715 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 412 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $354,000
Housing Affordability Index3 102
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 633
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.38% -0.33%
Households -0.39% -0.38%
Families -0.3% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Chester Center CDP, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester Center CDP to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 115 20th
Population Density # 114 21st
Diversity Index # 127 12th
Median Household Income # 73 50th
Per Capita Income # 71 51st

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