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Chester County at a Glance

Demographic Summary — Chester County at a Glance

Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates, 2014 and 2019 (see notes for details)

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  2014 Total 2014 % Total 2019 Total 2019 % Total 5 Year Change Total 5 Year Change % Total
Population a.
Total Chester County Population 512,784 100.0% 524,989 100.0% 12,205 2.4%
Under 20 Years Old 133,897 26.1% 133,056 25.3% (841) -0.6%
20-44 155,064 30.2% 158,730 30.2% 3,666 2.4%
45-64 149,789 29.2% 145,849 27.8% 3,940 -2.6%
65 and Older 74,034 14.4% 87,354 16.6% 13,320 18.0%
Total Households 186,144 100.0% 193,234 100.0% 7,090 3.8%
Race and Ethnicity b.
Asian (Alone) 23,426 4.6% 30,955 5.9% 7,529 32.1%
Black or African American (Alone) 32,724 6.4% 30,393 5.8% (2,331) -7.1%
White (Alone) 438,415 85.5% 431,961 82.3% (6,454) -1.5%
Other c. 9,282 1.8% 16,450 1.5% 7,168 77.2%
Two or More Races 8,937 1.7% 15,230 2.9% 6,293 70.4%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 36,251 7.1% 40,046 7.6% 3,795 10.5%
Foreign-born population d. 48,570 9.5% 47,769 9.1% (801) -1.6
Language other than English spoken at home (5 years & over) 59,282 12.30% 61,835 12.5% 2,553 4.3%
Commuting Patterns e.
Take public transportation to work 7,754 3.0% 7,091 2.6% (663) -4.3%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 28 N/A 30 N/A 2 7.6%
Income f.
Median Household Income 85,373 N/A $102,016 N/A $16,643 19.5%
Median Family Income 106,766 N/A $129,511 N/A $22,745 21.3%
Families and People Below the Poverty Level g.
All families h. 128,807 4.4% 136,514 3.4% 7,707 6.0%
People under 18 years 120,079 9.9% 117,966 6.1% (2,113) -1.8%
People 18 to 64 years 318,671 7.2% 319,669 5.9% 998 0.3%
People 65 years and over 3,949 5.7% 4,824 5.9% 875 22.0%
Education i.
Educational Attainment (Ages 25+) 346,408 100.0% 359,177 100.0% 12,769 3.7%
No high school diploma 28,822 7.7% 21,636 6.0% (5,186) -19.3%
High school/equivalency 79,701 23.0% 72,860 20.3% (6,841) -8.6%
Some college, no degree 50,446 14.6% 45,316 12.67% (5,130) -10.2%
Associate's degree 18,819 5.4% 22,837 6.4% 4,018 21.4%
Bachelor's degree 100,481 29.0% 114,996 32.0% 14,515 14.4%
Graduate or professional degree 70,139 20.2% 81,532 22.7% 11,393 16.2%
Housing Units j.
Total Housing Units 195,567 100.0% 203,192 100.0% 7,535 3.9%
Occupied housing units 186,144 95.1% 193,234 95.1% 7,090 3.8%
Vacant housing units 9,513 4.9% 9,958 4.9% 445 4.7%
Homeowner vacancy rate N/A 1.0% N/A 1.1% N/A N/A
Rental vacancy rate N/A 7.1% N/A 5.9% N/A N/A
Median home value $325,500 N/A $379,300 N/A $53,800 16.5%
Median rent $1,208 N/A $1,393 N/A $185 15.3%
Housing Tenure k.
Owner occupied housing units 141,327 75.9% 143,664 74.3% 2,337 1.7%
Renter occupied housing units 44,817 24.1% 46,570 25.7% 4,753 10.6%
Renters paying 30.0% or more of household income toward housing costsl. 21,181 47.3% 20,457 41.3% (724) -3.4%

Notes

  1. DP05 Demographic and Housing Estimates
  2. DP05 Demographic and Housing Estimates
  3. Includes American Indian & Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander, and those identifying as "Some other race"
  4. DP02 Social Characteristics
  5. DPO3 Economic Characteristics
  6. DPO3 Economic Characteristics; Monetary values not adjusted for inflation
  7. DP03 Economic Characteristics
  8. Based on estimates of 128,807 (2014 ACS) and 136,514 (2019 ACS) family households in Chester County
  9. DP02 Social Characteristics
  10. DP04 Housing Characteristics
  11. DP04 Housing Characteristics
  12. Excludes occupied units where gross rent as a percentage of household income cannot tbe computed

Last Updated: Data accessed September 2020