Chester, NH Town Information

Chester is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,768 at the 2010 census.[1] It was home to the now defunct Chester College (formerly White Pines College).

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.0 square miles (67 km2), of which 25.9 sq mi (67 km2) is land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) (0.42%) is water. The Exeter River rises in Chester. The highest point in town is found on an unnamed hill west of Bell Hill and northwest of Harantis Lake; it has two knobs of almost equal elevation of at least 635 feet (194 m), according to the most recent (2011-2012) USGS 7.5-minute topographical map.[3] Chester lies mostly within the Piscataqua River (Coastal) watershed, though the western edge of town is in the Merrimack River watershed.[4]

 

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,792 people, 1,214 households, and 1,011 families residing in the town. The population density was 146.4 people per square mile (56.5/kmē). There were 1,247 housing units at an average density of 48.1 per square mile (18.6/kmē).

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

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