Chester County PA Information


Chester County Subdivisions

Chester County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 519,955
Population in Households 506,423
Population in Familes 422,666
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,532
Population Density1 693
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 189,981
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 133,198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 199,277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141,379 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 48,602 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,296 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $356,727
Average Home Value $413,706


Median Household Income $90,859
Average Household Income $121,715
Per Capita Income $44,899
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.67%
Households 0.61% 0.65%
Families 0.5% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Chester County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 91st
Population Density1 # 8 90th
Diversity Index2 # 10 87th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.