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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

Population2000201020222027
Chester, NE270215226225

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Population by Age

Population201020222027
0-4111010
5-9101210
10-14121312
15-19121012
20-24496
25-297128
30-348812
35-3910910
40-44131111
45-49151211
50-54241612
55-59211717
60-64162517
65-69132125
70-74121620
75-79101114
80-849710
85+677
18+171185184
Median Age515254

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Population by Race

Chester, NE2022
Total226.000
White Alone98.230
Black Alone0.000
American Indian Alone0.440
Asian Alone0.000
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.440
Two or More Races0.880
Hispanic Origin0.880
Diversity Index5.200

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Growth Rate

Chester, NE2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020222027
Households114103106105
Housing Units148137126126
Owner Occupied Units9898
Renter Occupied Units87
Vacant Units2021

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Home Value

Chester, NE20222027
Median Home Value$127,500$150,000
Average Home Value$190,979$214,031
<$50,0002724
$50,000 - $99,9991615
$100,000 - $149,9991010
$150,000 - $199,9991211
$200,000 - $249,99911
$250,000 - $299,9991214
$300,000 - $399,99978
$400,000 - $499,99911
$500,000 - $749,9991114
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-20090
1990-19997
1980-19892
1970-19795
1960-196910
1950-19597
1940-194911
1939 or Before96

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Income
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Income

Chester, NE20222027
Median Household$72,449$83,116
Average Household$94,951$106,035
Per Capita$41,344$46,375

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Household Income Base

Chester, NE2022
<$15,0006
$15,000 - $24,99914
$25,000 - $34,9995
$35,000 - $49,99916
$50,000 - $74,99913
$75,000 - $99,9996
$100,000 - $149,99928
$150,000 - $199,99913
$200,000+5

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+133
In-County Residents100
Out-of-County Residents8
Drive Alone114
Carpooled8
Public Transport0
Work at Home9
Less than 5 minutes14
5-9 minutes27
10-14 minutes3
15-19 minutes45
20-24 minutes21
25-29 minutes2
30-34 minutes4
35-39 minutes1
40-44 minutes6
45-59 minutes1
60-89 minutes0
90+ minutes0
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees49
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt5
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction4
Manufacturing0
Wholesale Trade3
  
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 Assist2
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs3
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places3
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin5
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp4

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Educational Attainment (25+)

Chester, NE2022
Some High School9
Graduated High School59
Associates Degree23
Bachelor's Degree21
Graduate Degree5

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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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 Bus1
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus1
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus1
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus3
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus2

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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