Chester, Connecticut

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Chester is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 3,743 at the 2000 census. The town center is also defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP).



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.8 square miles (43.6 km²), of which, 16.0 square miles (41.5 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (4.75%) is water. The CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²) of which 1.46% is water.

The popular YMCA Camp Hazen[2] is located in Chester, on Cedar Lake.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,743 people, 1,510 households, and 1,005 families residing in the town. The population density was 233.5 people per square mile (90.2/km²). There were 1,613 housing units at an average density of 100.6/sq mi (38.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.79% White, 0.85% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

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