Chester, Maine facts for kids
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|• Total||45.83 sq mi (118.70 km2)|
|• Land||45.83 sq mi (118.70 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||226 ft (69 m)|
|• Density||12/sq mi (4.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0582408|
Chester is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 549 at the 2020 census.
It is part of the Bangor Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.83 square miles (118.70 km2), all of it land. Chester's well known Pea Ridge is the town's cultural epicenter.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 546 people, 218 households, and 164 families living in the town. The population density was 11.9 inhabitants per square mile (4.6/km2). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 5.8 per square mile (2.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.7% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.
There were 218 households, of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.8% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.79.
The median age in the town was 44.9 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 33.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.
- Mark Alton Barwise, spiritualist, state senator
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