Chester County Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Chester County?

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There are 573,655 residents in Chester County, with a median age of 41. Of this, 49.21% are males and 50.79% are females. US-born citizens make up 88.89% of the resident pool in Chester County, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.85%. Additionally, 5.26% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 499,558 people in Chester County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 573,655 0.4%
Male Population 282,286 0.3%
Female Population 291,369 0.5%
Male population 49.21%
Female population 50.79%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 41 0.0%
Citizen US Born 509,913 0.4%
Citizen not US Born 33,563 0.7%
Not Citizen 30,179 1.0%
Citizen US Born 88.89%
Citizen not US Born 5.85%
Not Citizen 5.26%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,611 3.3%
Moved from Same County 32,147 -5.7%
Moved from Same State 20,020 2.9%
Moved from Different State 13,663 -2.0%
Same House as Last Year 499,558 0.8%
Moved from Abroad 0.46%
Moved from Same County 5.66%
Moved from Same State 3.52%
Moved from Different State 2.41%
Same House as Last Year 87.95%

What are the employment statistics in Chester County?

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White-collar workers make up 86.35% of the working population in Chester County, while blue-collar employees account for 13.65%. There are also 32,548 entrepreneurs in Chester County (10.92% of the workforce); 209,116 workers employed in private companies (70.17%); and 23,997 people working in governmental institutions (8.05%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 257,323 0.6%
Blue Collar 40,673 -4.9%
White Collar 86.35%
Blue Collar 13.65%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 32,548 5.0%
Private Companies 209,116 -1.6%
Governmental Workers 23,997 1.0%
Not for Profit Companies 32,335 3.7%
Self Employees 10.92%
Private Companies 70.17%
Governmental Workers 8.05%
Not for Profit Companies 10.85%

How many households are there in Chester County?

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There are a total of 212,150 households in Chester County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 71.09% of these Chester County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 28.91%. Additionally, 32.99% of households have children and 67.01% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 212,150 1.1%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.8%
Family Households 150,813 1.4%
Non-family Households 61,337 0.5%
Family Households 71.09%
Non-family Households 28.91%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 69,980 2.0%
Households without Children 142,170 0.7%
Households with Children 32.99%
Households without Children 67.01%

What are the median and average incomes in Chester County?

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The average annual household income in Chester County is $138,424, while the median household income sits at $104,232 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $109,710, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $134,208. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $51,902 and $67,984, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $138,424 1.6%
Median Household Income $104,232 6.5%
People below Poverty Level 34,088 -2.4%
People above Poverty Level 518,603 0.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Chester County?

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There are 222,040 housing units in Chester County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1982. Of the 212,150 occupied housing units in Chester County, 75.12% are owner-occupied, while 24.88% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 69.35% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $368,700. In general, housing costs reach $1,596 per month in Chester County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 222,040 0.8%
Median Year Built 1982 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 29,712 -1.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 6,284 2.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 20,212 -3.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 21,183 -0.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 29,138 -0.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 33,744 -1.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 34,998 1.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 34,786 2.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 11,983 19.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 212,150 1.1%
Owner Occupied 159,373 1.1%
Renter Occupied 52,777 1.1%
Owner Occupied 75.12%
Renter Occupied 24.88%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 110,533 1.2%
Without Mortgage 48,840 1.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $368,700 4.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $344,400 2.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,596 2.0%
With Mortgage 69.35%
Without Mortgage 30.65%

What is the level of education in Chester County?

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Approximately 24.83% of the population in Chester County holds a high school degree (that's 111,866 residents), while 16.9% have attained a college certificate (76,129 locals) and 29.94% have a bachelor's degree (134,890 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 9,957 -10.4%
Some High School 111,866 -1.1%
Some College 76,129 0.2%
Associate Degree 26,863 4.4%
Bachelor's Degree 134,890 2.5%
Graduate Degree 90,776 3.7%
No High School 2.21%
Some High School 24.83%
Some College 16.9%
Associate Degree 5.96%
Bachelor's Degree 29.94%
Graduate Degree 20.15%

What is the marital status of Chester County residents?

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A total of 138,140 people in Chester County have never been married (which represents 29.15% of the total population), while 268,912 of them are wedded (56.74%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 6,106 (1.29%) and 36,452 (7.69%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 138,140 0.1%
Married 268,912 1.1%
Separated 6,106 -2.1%
Widowed 24,354 2.0%
Divorced 36,452 -2.0%
Never Married 29.15%
Married 56.74%
Separated 1.29%
Widowed 5.14%
Divorced 7.69%

What are the most common means of transportation in Chester County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Chester County use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 238,788 residents commute by car, 7,079 prefer going to work by walking and 1,285 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 238,788 -4.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,285 -12.6%
Railroad 160 190.9%
Ferryboat 48 -12.7%
Bicycle 449 -2.6%
Motorcycle 51 -22.7%
TaxiCab 265 31.2%
Walk 7,079 -6.9%

What is the median and average household income in Chester County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
19073 20,421 7,920 $113,430.00 $168,382.00
19087 32,592 11,749 $144,022.00 $196,760.00
19301 6,689 2,579 $95,430.00 $144,165.00
19310 3,207 948 $68,788.00 $94,289.00
19311 9,541 3,115 $125,104.00 $155,499.00
19312 11,338 4,174 $164,844.00 $220,631.00
19316 229 118 $79,375.00 $90,511.00
19317 10,043 3,659 $143,694.00 $197,674.00
19319 426 51 $246,583.00 $269,427.00
19320 55,219 20,237 $76,710.00 $94,840.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 19073 19087 19301 19310 19311 19312 19316 19317 19319 19320 19330 19333 19335 19341 19343 19344 19345 19348 19350 19352 19355 19358 19362 19363 19365 19367 19372 19374 19375 19380 19382 19383 19390 19425 19442 19457 19460 19465 19475 19520

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