Town of


15 Middlefield Road Chester, MA 01011
Phone: 413-354-7760

Town Administrator:

Don Humason

Select Board:

John Baldasaro
Craig Gauthier
Andy Sutton

Annual Town Meeting:

June 10, 2024
June, 2nd Monday

Municipal Election:

May 4, 2024
May, 1st Saturday


Population Density33
Registered Voters894
Income Per Capita$29,093
EQV Per Capita$122,945
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate79.1%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$222,700
Median Gross Rent$978
Total Households517
Average Household Size2.68

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$17.83
Commercial Tax Rate$17.83
Average Tax Bill$3,946
Total Expenditures$3,412,090
Total Tax Levy$2,894,135
State Aid$343,558
Local Receipts$335,000
Town Hall of Chester

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Chester is the Gateway of the Hilltowns. It is nestled in the hills between Blandford and Middlefield, with the west branch of the Westfield River running through it, as well as Route 20. It’s a place to discover and then to return to discover more.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1765
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardBoard of Selectmen
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area36.6 mi2
Public Roads68.1 mi
Regional Planning AgencyPioneer Valley Planning Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Richard Neal

Mass. Senate

Paul Mark

Mass. House

Nicholas Boldyga

Income Per Capita

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