Chester Borough, New Jersey

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Chester is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the borough population was 1,635.

Chester Township was established as a separate political entity on April 1, 1799, including the area of both the Township and the downtown Village area which came to be the Borough. The Borough of Chester was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 3, 1930, based on the results of a referendum held on April 25, 1930, and is today a separate municipality surrounded entirely by Chester Township.[7]



Chester is located at 40°47′10″N 74°41′34″W / 40.785999°N 74.692904°W / 40.785999; -74.692904 (40.785999, -74.692904).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,635 people, 609 households, and 426 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,063.0 people per square mile (409.9/km2). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 407.6/sq mi (157.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.68% White, 0.80% African American, 1.71% Asian, 2.02% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.85% of the population.

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