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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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Chester, NE291232227223

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-491011
5-9121211
10-14111312
15-19131012
20-24486
25-2913128
30-342812
35-391098
40-44141110
45-49161211
50-54271612
55-59211716
60-64132517
65-69192225
70-74151620
75-79141114
80-8413710
85+677
18+188185180
Median Age525354

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Chester, NE2021
Total227.000
White Alone99.120
Black Alone0.000
American Indian Alone0.000
Asian Alone0.440
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.000
Two or More Races0.440
Hispanic Origin0.880
Diversity Index3.500

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Chester, NE2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families1%0%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households122111110109
Housing Units163150150150
Owner Occupied Units9493
Renter Occupied Units1616
Vacant Units4041

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Chester, NE20212026
Median Home Value$89,167$109,615
Average Home Value$137,368$159,409
<$50,0002418
$50,000 - $99,9993026
$100,000 - $149,9991213
$150,000 - $199,9991012
$200,000 - $249,99934
$250,000 - $299,99979
$300,000 - $399,99945
$400,000 - $499,99911
$500,000 - $749,99945
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-20090
1990-199910
1980-19893
1970-19798
1960-196915
1950-195913
1940-19495
1939 or Before98

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Chester, NE20212026
Median Household$60,450$70,345
Average Household$81,525$90,097
Per Capita$36,750$41,343

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Chester, NE2021
<$15,0007
$15,000 - $24,99918
$25,000 - $34,9996
$35,000 - $49,99917
$50,000 - $74,99914
$75,000 - $99,9997
$100,000 - $149,99927
$150,000 - $199,99910
$200,000+4

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+129
In-County Residents113
Out-of-County Residents10
Drive Alone112
Carpooled2
Public Transport0
Work at Home13
Less than 5 minutes16
5-9 minutes17
10-14 minutes5
15-19 minutes33
20-24 minutes22
25-29 minutes3
30-34 minutes7
35-39 minutes1
40-44 minutes8
45-59 minutes2
60-89 minutes0
90+ minutes2
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees47
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt5
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction4
Manufacturing0
Wholesale Trade2
  
Retail Trade3
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip3
Food & Beverage Stores0
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse13
Information0
  
Finance & Insurance7
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn5
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other2
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services0
HealthCare/Social Assist4
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs0
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin5
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp4

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Chester, NE2021
Some High School9
Graduated High School60
Associates Degree23
Bachelor's Degree20
Graduate Degree5

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses16
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus1
Manufacturing Bus0
Wholesale Trade Bus1
  
Retail Trade Bus1
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus1
Food & Beverage Stores Bus0
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus3
Information Bus0
  
Finance & Insurance Bus2
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus1
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus0
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus2
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus0
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus3
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus2

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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