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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.

Community Information

Address: 621 Thayer Avenue, Chester, NE
Village Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (1st -15th) Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (16th-20th) Closed (20th-remainder of the month)
Village Clerk/Treasurer: Judy Smith

  • Email: chestervillage81@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (402) 324-5755

For utilities: Come to the village office, the utility deposit is 250.00. Utilities include water, sewer, trash, and electricity. Internet/Phone is provided by Great Plains Communications and gas is provided by Black Hills Energy.

Chester, NE

Population

Total Population

226

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

52

Diversity Index

5.200

Housing & Income

Households

106

Total Housing Units

126


Owner Occupied

98

Renter Occupied

8

Vacant

20

Median Home Value

$127,500


Average Home Value

$190,979

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.32%

Income Projection

Median Household

$72,449 $83,116


Average Household

$94,951 $106,035


Per Capita

$41,344 $46,375

Workforce

Total Businesses

16

Total Employed

49

Workers 16+

133

2022 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

13

2022 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

7

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

5

2022 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

5

2022 Agric/Forestry/Fish/Hunt

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

5

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

4

Some
High School

9

Graduated
High School

59

Associates
Degree

23

Bachelor's
Degree

21

Graduate
Degree

5

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

100

Non-Resident Commuters

8

Drive Alone

114

Carpooled

8

Public

0

Work At Home

9


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