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   (County: Wabash County)

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Demographics Analysis

The people of Chester Township, Indiana give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Male:

Under 5 years : 196

5 to 9 years : 159

10 to 14 years : 211

15 to 17 years : 140

18 and 19 years : 355

20 years : 95

21 years : 169

22 to 24 years : 118

25 to 29 years : 233

30 to 34 years : 178

35 to 39 years : 154

40 to 44 years : 223

45 to 49 years : 138

50 to 54 years : 308

55 to 59 years : 187

60 and 61 years : 45

62 to 64 years : 42

65 and 66 years : 63

67 to 69 years : 110

70 to 74 years : 111

75 to 79 years : 80

80 to 84 years : 39

85 years and over : 88

Female:

Under 5 years : 314

5 to 9 years : 195

10 to 14 years : 156

15 to 17 years : 100

18 and 19 years : 335

20 years : 185

21 years : 119

22 to 24 years : 198

25 to 29 years : 175

30 to 34 years : 202

35 to 39 years : 230

40 to 44 years : 191

45 to 49 years : 288

50 to 54 years : 289

55 to 59 years : 212

60 and 61 years : 79

62 to 64 years : 51

65 and 66 years : 116

67 to 69 years : 29

70 to 74 years : 129

75 to 79 years : 130

80 to 84 years : 224

85 years and over : 194


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 4,264

Multiple ancestry : 1,882

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 149

Ancestry not reported : 1,288


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Chester Township, Indiana)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 7,316

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 17

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 80

Not a U.S. citizen : 170


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Total:

Under 5 years : 510

5 to 17 years : 961

18 to 24 years : 1,574

25 to 34 years : 788

35 to 44 years : 798

45 to 54 years : 1,023

55 to 59 years : 399

60 and 61 years : 124

62 to 64 years : 93

65 to 74 years : 558

75 years and over : 755

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 485

5 to 17 years : 866

18 to 24 years : 1,192

25 to 34 years : 569

35 to 44 years : 492

45 to 54 years : 665

55 to 59 years : 250

60 and 61 years : 86

62 to 64 years : 63

65 to 74 years : 349

75 years and over : 440

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 25

5 to 17 years : 63

18 to 24 years : 251

25 to 34 years : 133

35 to 44 years : 306

45 to 54 years : 358

55 to 59 years : 149

60 and 61 years : 23

62 to 64 years : 30

65 to 74 years : 209

75 years and over : 312

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 14

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 3

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 32

18 to 24 years : 117

25 to 34 years : 86

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 15

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 2,537

Female : 2,920

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 794

Female : 1,065

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 17

Foreign born:

Male : 111

Female : 139


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Born in state of residence : 5,339

Born in other state in the United States : 1,750

Native: born outside the United States : 3

Foreign born : 83


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 1,622

Now married, except separated : 2,197

Divorced : 222

Separated : 10

Widowed : 272

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 337

Now married, except separated : 1,048

Divorced : 170

Separated : 14

Widowed : 215

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 14

Now married, except separated : 3

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 174

Now married, except separated : 54

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Speak only English : 6,636

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 193

Speak English less than "very well" : 88

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 15

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Italian:

Speak English "very well" : 14

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 21

Speak English less than "very well" : 17

Other Slavic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 22

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Vietnamese:

Speak English "very well" : 16

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Hebrew:

Speak English "very well" : 16

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

African languages:

Speak English "very well" : 22

Speak English less than "very well" : 13


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Chester Township, Indiana

  • German: 2,436   (38.9%)
  • United States Or American: 1,072   (17.1%)
  • Irish: 700   (11.2%)
  • English: 693   (11.1%)
  • Other Groups: 368   (5.9%)
  • Scotch-irish: 195   (3.1%)
  • Dutch: 138   (2.2%)
  • French (except Basque): 93   (1.5%)
  • Italian: 82   (1.3%)
  • Swedish: 78   (1.2%)
  • Swiss: 72   (1.1%)
  • Scottish: 72   (1.1%)
  • Polish: 68   (1.1%)
  • Norwegian: 27   (0.4%)
  • Romanian: 27   (0.4%)
  • Danish: 23   (0.4%)
  • Czech: 23   (0.4%)
  • European: 19   (0.3%)
  • Welsh: 13   (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 12   (0.2%)
  • Russian: 9   (0.1%)
  • Greek: 8   (0.1%)
  • Celtic: 7   (0.1%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 6   (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 6   (0.1%)
  • British: 5   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Chester Township, Indiana is 7,583



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Chester Township, Indiana: 3,442
Female Population in Chester Township, Indiana: 4,141


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Chester Township, Indiana: 32.4
Median Female Resident Age in Chester Township, Indiana: 37.5


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Indiana is 37


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Chester Township, Indiana


White


Both sexes

38.8

Male

35.0

Female

42.3

Black or African American


Both sexes

20.0

Male

19.8

Female

20.3

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

48.7

Male

42.5

Female

51.3

Asian


Both sexes

28.3

Male

29.5

Female

28.3

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

39.5

Male

54.5

Female

32.0

Other


Both sexes

20.8

Male

21.7

Female

19.3

Two or More Races


Both sexes

20.7

Male

20.5

Female

20.8

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

20.6

Male

22.4

Female

19.5

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

39.6

Male

35.6

Female

42.9


(updated 2010)



Races in Chester Township, Indiana


  • White: 7,175
  • African American: 117
  • American Indian: 29
  • Asian: 51
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 146
  • Two or More Races: 65



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Chester Township, Indiana citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Chester Township, Indiana

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 15   (0.68%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 92   (4.16%)
  • 9th Grade: 44   (1.99%)
  • 10th Grade: 41   (1.86%)
  • 11th Grade: 70   (3.17%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 12   (0.54%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 977   (44.21%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 116   (5.25%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 233   (10.54%)
  • Associate Degree: 84   (3.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 292   (13.21%)
  • Master's Degree: 131   (5.93%)
  • Professional School Degree: 58   (2.62%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 45   (2.04%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 6   (0.22%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 102   (3.73%)
  • 9th Grade: 82   (3%)
  • 10th Grade: 93   (3.4%)
  • 11th Grade: 103   (3.77%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 74   (2.71%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,091   (39.92%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 171   (6.26%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 299   (10.94%)
  • Associate Degree: 155   (5.67%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 295   (10.79%)
  • Master's Degree: 244   (8.93%)
  • Professional School Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 18   (0.66%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Chester Township, Indiana

  • Manchester Community Schools


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 107 S Buffalo, North Manchester, IN 46962, Phone: (260) 982-7518, Students: 1,634 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Chester Township, Indiana

  • Manchester Elem School


    ( Grades: K-4, Location: 301 River Rd, North Manchester, IN 46962, Phone: (260) 982-7541, Students: 609 )

  • Manchester Junior High School


    ( Location: 404 W 9th St, North Manchester, IN 46962, Phone: (260) 982-8602, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Chester Township, Indiana

  • Manchester Jr-sr High School


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 1 Squire Dr, North Manchester, IN 46962, Phone: (260) 982-2196, Students: 764 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Chester Township, Indiana

  • Manchester College


    ( 4-year, Private not-for-profit, Student Population: 1,036; Location: 04 College Ave, North Manchester, IN 46962, Web: http://www.manchester.edu )

Largest Schools (Private) In Chester Township, Indiana

  • Hopewell


    ( Grades: 1-8, Location: Po Box 266, North Manchester, IN 46962, Phone: (260) 839-0022, Students: 13 )

Academic Libraries In Chester Township, Indiana

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Central) In Chester Township, Indiana

  • North Manchester Public Library


    405 North Market Street, North Manchester, IN 46962

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Chester Township, Indiana


  • Wabash County Astronomical Society


    Po Box 98, North Manchester, IN 46962

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Chester Township, Indiana affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Chester Township, Indiana.

Area Features of Chester Township, Indiana


Airport


(1) Servia Airport  

Building


(1) Lifemed Emergency Medical Services   (2) North Manchester Fire Department   (3) North Manchester Police Department  

Canal


(1) Hamilton Ditch   (2) Miller Ditch  

Cemetery


(1) Fairview Cemetery   (2) Krisher Cemetery   (3) Oaklawn Cemetery   (4) Pleasant Hill Cemetery  

Church


(1) Christian Fellowship Church   (2) First Brethren Church   (3) North Manchester Congregational Christian Church   (4) North Manchester United Methodist Church   (5) Saint Robert S Catholic Church   (6) West Manchester Church   (7) Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church  

Civil


(1) Town Of North Manchester   (2) Township Of Chester  

Locale


(1) Peabody Memorial Home  

Park


(1) Warvel Park  

Populated Place


(1) Bolivar   (2) North Manchester   (3) Servia  

School


(1) Chester Elementary School   (2) Manchester High School   (3) Manchester Junior High School   (4) Maple Park Elementary School   (5) Thomas Marshall Elementary School  

Stream


(1) Clear Creek   (2) Pony Creek  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Chester Township, Indiana

46962 (pop. 9,913)


Cities Nearby Chester Township, Indiana

North Manchester Town, IN  (pop. 5,628) 0.8 Miles
Sidney Town, IN  (pop. 149) 7.6 Miles
Silver Lake Town, IN  (pop. 877) 8.6 Miles
South Whitley Town, IN  (pop. 2,041) 9.3 Miles
Paw Paw Township, IN  (pop. 1,705) 9.5 Miles
Roann Town, IN  (pop. 365) 10.4 Miles
Claypool Town, IN  (pop. 340) 11.1 Miles
Lagro Town, IN  (pop. 389) 11.1 Miles
Lagro Township, IN  (pop. 3,019) 11.2 Miles
Dallas Township, IN  (pop. 2,536) 12.3 Miles



Area Code(s) in Chester Township, Indiana

260



Elevation in Chester Township, Indiana is 801.0 ft. (244.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Chester Township, Indiana

Lat: 40.996563 N        Long: -85.760302 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Chester Township, Indiana need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Indiana

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.87 6.05 4.07 8.08 0.00 5.36
  Total Electric Industry 6.87 6.05 4.07 8.08 0.00 5.36
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.73 5.94 4.04 7.91 0.00 5.32
  Total Electric Industry 6.73 5.94 4.04 7.91 0.00 5.32
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.86 6.00 4.00 8.19 0.00 5.30
  Total Electric Industry 6.86 6.00 4.00 8.19 0.00 5.30
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.67 5.83 3.88 9.00 0.00 5.17
  Total Electric Industry 6.67 5.83 3.88 9.00 0.00 5.17
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.78 5.91 3.97 9.02 0.00 5.25
  Total Electric Industry 6.78 5.91 3.97 9.02 0.00 5.25
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.74 5.92 3.94 9.12 0.00 5.24
  Total Electric Industry 6.74 5.92 3.94 9.12 0.00 5.24
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.77 5.94 3.93 9.19 0.00 5.23
  Total Electric Industry 6.77 5.94 3.93 9.19 0.00 5.23
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.94 6.04 3.91 9.44 0.00 5.29
  Total Electric Industry 6.94 6.04 3.91 9.44 0.00 5.29
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.01 6.08 3.95 9.83 0.00 5.34
  Total Electric Industry 7.01 6.08 3.95 9.83 0.00 5.34
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.96 6.05 3.89 9.70 0.00 5.29
  Total Electric Industry 6.96 6.05 3.89 9.70 0.00 5.29
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.87 5.93 3.81 9.37 0.00 5.18
  Total Electric Industry 6.87 5.93 3.81 9.37 0.00 5.18
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 6.92 5.29 4.11 9.06 0.00 5.30
  Total Electric Industry 6.92 5.29 4.11 9.06 0.00 5.30
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 6.91 5.98 3.95 9.75 0.00 5.34
  Total Electric Industry 6.91 5.98 3.95 9.75 0.00 5.34
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.04 6.12 3.92 0.00 8.36 5.37
  Total Electric Industry 7.04 6.12 3.92 0.00 8.36 5.37
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.30 6.31 4.13 0.00 8.76 5.58
  Total Electric Industry 7.30 6.31 4.13 0.00 8.76 5.58
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 7.50 6.57 4.42 0.00 9.14 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.50 6.57 4.42 0.00 9.14 5.88
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.22 7.21 4.95 0.00 9.66 6.46
  Total Electric Industry 8.22 7.21 4.95 0.00 9.66 6.46

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Chester Township, Indiana

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 160   (4.2%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 115   (3.0%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 312   (8.1%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 237   (6.2%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 533   (13.8%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 434   (11.3%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 487   (12.6%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 279   (7.2%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 114   (3.0%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 129   (3.3%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 114   (3.0%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 64   (1.7%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 481   (12.5%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 393   (10.2%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 2,661

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 269

In 3-person carpool : 20

In 4-person carpool : 26

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 12

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 9

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 14

Walked : 315

Other means : 0

Worked at home : 101


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Less than 5 minutes : 362

5 to 9 minutes : 851

10 to 14 minutes : 439

15 to 19 minutes : 270

20 to 24 minutes : 245

25 to 29 minutes : 285

30 to 34 minutes : 393

35 to 39 minutes : 32

40 to 44 minutes : 164

45 to 59 minutes : 89

60 to 89 minutes : 170

90 or more minutes : 26


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Chester Township, Indiana)

With Social Security income : 876

No Social Security income : 1,867


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Chester Township, Indiana)

With retirement income : 507

No retirement income : 2,236


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Less than $10,000 : 77

$10,000 to $14,999 : 59

$15,000 to $19,999 : 37

$20,000 to $24,999 : 169

$25,000 to $29,999 : 149

$30,000 to $34,999 : 161

$35,000 to $39,999 : 67

$40,000 to $44,999 : 159

$45,000 to $49,999 : 178

$50,000 to $59,999 : 206

$60,000 to $74,999 : 291

$75,000 to $99,999 : 234

$100,000 to $124,999 : 116

$125,000 to $149,999 : 55

$150,000 to $199,999 : 31

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $48,760


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Chester Township, Indiana

  • WFCV (1090 AM; 2.5 kW; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Bott Broadcasting Company)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 9.8 kW; Roanoke, IN; Owner: Pathfinder Communications Corporation)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2.3 kW; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Summit City License Sub, Llc)
  • WBZQ (1300 AM; 0.5 kW; Huntington, IN; Owner: Larko Communications, Inc.)
  • WKJG (1380 AM; 5.0 kW; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Pathfinder Communications Corporation)
  • WLYV (1450 AM; 1.0 kW; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Fort Wayne Catholic Radio Group, Inc.)
  • WRSW (1480 AM; 1.0 kW; Warsaw, IN; Owner: Talking Stick Communications, Llc)
  • WJOT (1510 AM; 0.25 kW; Wabash, IN; Owner: Mid-america Radio Of Wabash, Inc.)
  • WARU (1600 AM; 1.0 kW; Peru, IN; Owner: Miami County Broadcasting, Inc.)

FM Radio Stations Near Chester Township, Indiana

  • WLDE (101.7 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; Wabash, IN; Owner: Mid-america Radio Group, Inc.)
  • WLEG (102.7 FM; Syracuse, IN; Owner: Pathfinder Communications Corporation)
  • WGL-FM (102.9 FM; Roanoke, IN; Owner: Summit City License Sub, Llc)
  • WAWC (103.5 FM; Syracuse, IN; Owner: Talking Stick Communications, Llc)
  • WXKE (103.9 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Summit City License Sub, Llc)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Jam Communications, Inc.)
  • WJOT-FM (105.9 FM; Lagro, IN; Owner: Mid-america Radio Of Wabash, Inc.)
  • WRSW-FM (107.3 FM; Warsaw, IN; Owner: Talking Stick Communications, Llc)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Fort Wayne Radio Corp.)
  • WLAB (88.3 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Indiana District Of The Lutheran Church - Mo Synod, Inc.)
  • WQKV (88.5 FM; Rochester, IN; Owner: Educational Media Foundation)
  • WQKV (88.7 FM; Silver Lake, IN; Owner: Educational Media Foundation)
  • WBOI (89.1 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Inc)
  • NEW (89.7 FM; La Fontaine, IN; Owner: Faith Christian Center Of Columbus, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.7 FM; Bunker Hill, IN; Owner: Father Pettit Home Association)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Argos, IN; Owner: City Center Broadcasting Inc.)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Rochester, IN; Owner: Noll Club, Inc.)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Rochester, IN; Owner: Towers For Jesus, Inc.)
  • WBCL (90.3 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Taylor University Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WBSW (90.9 FM; La Fontaine, IN; Owner: Ball State University)
  • WCYT (91.1 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Southwest Allen County Schools)
  • NEW (91.3 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: 601 Reed Road Corporation)
  • NEW (91.3 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Friends Of Radio Maria, Inc.)
  • NEW (91.3 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Harvest Christian Fellowship, Inc.)
  • WJHS (91.5 FM; Columbia City, IN; Owner: Columbia City Joint High School)
  • WVSH (91.9 FM; Huntington, IN; Owner: Huntington County Community Sch. Corp.)
  • WROI (92.1 FM; Rochester, IN; Owner: Bair Communications, Inc.)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Pathfinder Communications Corporation)
  • WBNI-FM (94.1 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Inc.)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.)
  • WYPW (95.7 FM; Nappanee, IN; Owner: Talking Stick Communications, Llc)
  • WKUZ (95.9 FM; La Fontaine, IN; Owner: Upper Wabash Broadcasting Corp.)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Summit City License Sub, Llc)
  • WHPZ (96.9 FM; Nappanee, IN; Owner: Lesea Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Pathfinder Communications Corporation)
  • WMYK (98.5 FM; Bunker Hill, IN; Owner: Miami County Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WCJC (99.3 FM; La Fontaine, IN; Owner: Mid-america Radio Group, Inc.)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Chester Township, Indiana

  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Indiana Broadcasting, Llc)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Malara Broadcast Group Of Fort Wayne Licensee Llc)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Malara Broadcast Group Of Fort Wayne Licensee Llc)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Wise-tv License, Llc)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Wise-tv License, Llc)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Fort Wayne Public Television, Inc.)
  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; Fort Wayne, IN; Owner: Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Chester Township, Indiana

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 500  (26.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 242  (12.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 302  (15.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 38  (2.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 230  (12.1%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 566  (26.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 469  (21.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 708  (33.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 15  (0.7%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 250 Farms In Chester Township, Indiana


(updated 2008)



Banks In Chester Township, Indiana

The Bippus State Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $122.4k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 4

First Merchants Bank National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $5.5m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 100

First Financial Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $6.5m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 241

Crossroads Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $336.8k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 7

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Chester Township, Indiana

  • Warsaw Municipal


    (about 20.2 miles in Warsaw, Indiana; Airport Code: WAR)

  • Fort Wayne Municipal


    (about 29.9 miles in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Airport Code: FWA)

  • Fort Wayne International


    (about 29.9 miles in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Airport Code: FWA)

  • Grissom ARB


    (about 31.6 miles in Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana; Airport Code: GUS)

  • Nappanee Municipal


    (about 32.4 miles in Nappanee, Indiana; Airport Code: ZXV)

  • Marion Municipal


    (about 35.2 miles in Marion, Indiana; Airport Code: MZZ)

  • Kokomo Municipal


    (about 35.8 miles in Kokomo, Indiana; Airport Code: OKK)

  • Goshen Municipal


    (about 36.6 miles in Foraker, Indiana; Airport Code: GSH)

  • Plymouth Municipal


    (about 37.9 miles in Inwood, Indiana; Airport Code: PLY)

  • De Kalb County


    (about 42.1 miles in Auburn, Indiana; Airport Code: IN1)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Chester Township, Indiana

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

74.92%

Carpooled

11.58%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.73%

Walked

9.35%

Other Means

0.20%

Worked At Home

3.22%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Chester Township, Indiana, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,561

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 158

Female householder, no husband present : 270

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 667

Householder not living alone : 87


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 112

Female householder and female partner : 35

Female householder and male partner : 72

All other households : 2,524


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,292

Renter-occupied housing units : 269

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 100

Renter-occupied housing units : 58

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 143

Renter-occupied housing units : 127

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 441

Renter-occupied housing units : 313


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Less than $10,000 : 175

$10,000 to $14,999 : 197

$15,000 to $19,999 : 78

$20,000 to $24,999 : 209

$25,000 to $29,999 : 184

$30,000 to $34,999 : 263

$35,000 to $39,999 : 147

$40,000 to $44,999 : 173

$45,000 to $49,999 : 248

$50,000 to $59,999 : 309

$60,000 to $74,999 : 301

$75,000 to $99,999 : 238

$100,000 to $124,999 : 116

$125,000 to $149,999 : 74

$150,000 to $199,999 : 31

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Total : 2,810


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Occupied : 2,743

Vacant : 67


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Built 2005 or later : 10

Built 2000 to 2004 : 143

Built 1990 to 1999 : 348

Built 1980 to 1989 : 275

Built 1970 to 1979 : 346

Built 1960 to 1969 : 182

Built 1950 to 1959 : 290

Built 1940 to 1949 : 118

Built 1939 or earlier : 1,098


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Utility gas : 1,796

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 179

Electricity : 643

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 69

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 29

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 27

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Less than $10,000 : 67

$10,000 to $14,999 : 6

$15,000 to $19,999 : 43

$20,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 27

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 87

$50,000 to $59,999 : 112

$60,000 to $69,999 : 63

$70,000 to $79,999 : 246

$80,000 to $89,999 : 221

$90,000 to $99,999 : 237

$100,000 to $124,999 : 228

$125,000 to $149,999 : 261

$150,000 to $174,999 : 133

$175,000 to $199,999 : 52

$200,000 to $249,999 : 120

$250,000 to $299,999 : 73

$300,000 to $399,999 : 0

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 30

Home equity loan only : 278

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,051

Housing units without a mortgage : 617


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Chester Township, Indiana)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $150,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $134,900

Built 1980 to 1989 : $89,600

Built 1970 to 1979 : $96,500

Built 1960 to 1969 : $204,800

Built 1950 to 1959 : $88,300

Built 1940 to 1949 : $72,400

Built 1939 or earlier : $92,600


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Chester Township, Indiana: 63.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Indiana: 66.9%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Chester Township, Indiana

Institutionalized population


  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 26.89%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 72.4%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 0.71%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Chester Township, Indiana

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 5 5 $517,400
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $120,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

6 8 $637,400
2000        
  Single Family 2 2 $235,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $235,000
2001        
  Single Family 11 11 $1,208,972
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

11 11 $1,208,972
2002        
  Single Family 3 3 $300,001
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $300,001
2003        
  Single Family 10 10 $1,155,500
  Two Family 3 6 $270,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

13 16 $1,425,500
2004        
  Single Family 2 2 $307,528
  Two Family 1 2 $120,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 4 $427,528
2005        
  Single Family 2 2 $158,995
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $158,995
2006        
  Single Family 3 3 $551,580
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $551,580


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Chester Township, IN): $38,948
Median Household Income In 2000 (Indiana): $41,567


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Chester Township): $82,100
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Indiana): $92,500


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Chester Township): $416
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Indiana): $521


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Chester Township, Indiana

Utility Gas: 69.2%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 7.6%
Electricity: 16.7%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 4.4%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.3%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.8%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Chester Township, Indiana are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Chester Township, Indiana

Wabash-miami Home Health Care N Hospice


     Address: 710 N East Street, Po Box 548, Wabash, Indiana 46992
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 12/1/1979

Health Force Of Indiana


     Address: 801 A Park Ave, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 1/7/1993

Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice Inc


     Address: 902 Provident Drive, Po Box 1196, Warsaw, Indiana 46580
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 8/1/1977

Woodlawn Home Health Care


     Address: 2316 East State Rd 14, Rochester, Indiana 46975
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 2/17/1984

Maxim Healthcare Services Inc


     Address: 4646 W Jefferson Blvd Ste 100, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 4/5/2007

Hospitals Close To Chester Township, Indiana

Parkview Huntington Hospital


     Address: 2001 Stults Rd, Huntington, Indiana 46750
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Wabash County Hospital


     Address: 710 N East Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Kosciusko Community Hospital


     Address: 2101 East Dubois Drive, Warsaw, Indiana 46580
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

Parkview Whitley Hospital


     Address: 353 N Oak St, Columbia City, Indiana 46725
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Dukes Memorial Hospital


     Address: 275 W 12th Street, Peru, Indiana 46970
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Nursing Homes Close To Chester Township, Indiana

Timbercrest Church Of Brethren


     Address: 2201 East St, North Manchester, Indiana 46962
     Ownership: Non Profit - Church Related
     Number of Residents: 50
     Percent Occupied: 77%

Peabody Retirement Community


     Address: 400 West Seventh Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 187
     Percent Occupied: Not Avai%

Miller's Merry Manor


     Address: 1500 Grant Street, Huntington, Indiana 46750
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 75
     Percent Occupied: 88%

Norwood Health And Rehabilitation Center


     Address: 3720 N Norwood Rd, Huntington, Indiana 46750
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 68
     Percent Occupied: 77%

Oakbrook Village


     Address: 850 Ash St, Huntington, Indiana 46750
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 41
     Percent Occupied: 75%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Chester Township, Indiana

Name: DC Cook
Address: 1 Cook Place; Bridgman, MI 49106
Distance: 77 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Chester Township, Indiana

    Retired Workers: 1,505
    Disabled Workers: 190
    Widowers Workers: 195
    Spouses Workers: 110
    Children Workers: 95


(updated 2007)



Wabash County, Indiana Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 28.82%
  • Bush & Cheney 70.63%
  • Other 0.55%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Chester Township, Indiana citizens.

Relocation to Wabash County, IN

5.13 % of Wabash County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $29,755

Indiana Average 6.54 %

0.12 % residents relocated from other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $16,625

Indiana Average 0.11 %

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Wabash County, IN (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Miami County , IN 0.64 % ($26,554 AGI )
  • Kosciusko County , IN 0.63 % ($32,061 AGI )
  • Grant County , IN 0.51 % ($31,803 AGI )

Relocation away from Wabash County, IN

6.01 % of Wabash County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $32,069

Indiana Average 6.56 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Wabash County, IN (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Kosciusko County , IN 0.77 % ($28,980 AGI )
  • Allen County , IN 0.57 % ($27,347 AGI )
  • Miami County , IN 0.46 % ($26,902 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Indiana

Low Bracket: $0 (3.40%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (3.40%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Indiana

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Chester Township, Indiana is based on over 50 years of data.























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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Chester Township, Indiana directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Chester Township, Indiana

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
    per 100,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
Rape 1 3 0 4 2 1 1 4 6 n/a n/a 2 7
    per 100,000 16 47 0 66 33 17 17 69 104 n/a n/a 33 117
Robbery 0 1 1 3 0 1 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 0
    per 100,000 0 16 16 49 0 17 34 51 17 n/a n/a 0 0
Assault 1 0 8 4 4 2 6 10 7 n/a n/a 0 4
    per 100,000 16 0 129 66 66 33 102 171 121 n/a n/a 0 67
Burglary 17 11 18 20 27 36 20 23 26 n/a n/a 15 19
    per 100,000 270 173 291 328 444 598 340 394 450 n/a n/a 246 317
Larceny Theft 180 135 92 143 165 152 159 124 98 n/a n/a 126 89
    per 100,000 2,859 2,129 1,487 2,342 2,714 2,525 2,701 2,125 1,694 n/a n/a 2,070 1,487
Vehicle Theft 2 5 1 4 7 5 15 1 3 n/a n/a 0 0
    per 100,000 32 79 16 66 115 83 255 17 52 n/a n/a 0 0
Arson 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
    per 100,000 16 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
0 1 2 3 2 1 2 4 4 n/a n/a 0 3
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
50 38 28 42 50 48 49 37 32 n/a n/a 35 27
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
25 19 15 22 26 25 25 21 18 n/a n/a 18 15


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Indiana

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
7,300 8,500 8,652 9,486 11,951 10,515 9,053 10,030 14,585 11,196


(updated 2014)



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