Chester, Warren County, New York

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Chester is a town in Warren County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] The population was 3,614 at the 2000 census.[2] The town is made up by communities of Chestertown and Pottersville.

The town of Chester is on the county's northern border.



Settlement began around 1794. The Town of Chester was formed from part of the Town of Thurman in 1799 [3].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 87.1 square miles (225.6 km²), of which, 84.5 square miles (218.8 km²) of it is land and 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it (3.03%) is water.

Chester is in the Adirondack Park, and the north town line is the border of Essex County, New York.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,614 people, 1,280 households, and 889 families residing in the town. The population density was 42.8 people per square mile (16.5/km²). There were 2,418 housing units at an average density of 28.6/sq mi (11.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.73% White, 0.19% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

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