Chester, NE

Chester:  A Farming Community in Thayer County, Nebraska

A small village in south central Nebraska, where resident Stephen Epler from Chester, developed Six-man football in 1934 as an alternative means for small high schools to field a football team during the Great Depression. Miss Nebraska 2017, Allison Tietjen calls Chester home.  Chester earned its description as the small town with a big heart through it’s outpouring of love and support for an unknown nine year old boy whose body was found near Chester on Christmas Eve in 1985.  He was referred to as Little Boy Blue because his body was found in blue pajamas. Filled with beautiful people inside and out, Chester really is the small town with a big heart.

Chester, NE

Population

Total Population

227

Population
Growth Rate

-0.19%

Median Age

53

Diversity Index

3.500

Housing & Income

Households

110

Total Housing Units

150


Owner Occupied

94

Renter Occupied

16

Vacant

40

Median Home Value

$89,167


Average Home Value

$137,368

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.08%


Per Capita Income

2.38%

Income Projection

Median Household

$60,450 $70,345


Average Household

$81,525 $90,097


Per Capita

$36,750 $41,343

Workforce

Total Businesses

16

Total Employed

47

Workers 16+

129

2021 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

13

2021 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

7

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

5

2021 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

5

2021 Agric/Forestry/Fish/Hunt

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

5

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

4

Some
High School

9

Graduated
High School

60

Associates
Degree

23

Bachelor's
Degree

20

Graduate
Degree

5

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

113

Non-Resident Commuters

10

Drive Alone

112

Carpooled

2

Public

0

Work At Home

13


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