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, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 7 91st
Population Density1 # 8 90th
Diversity Index2 # 10 87th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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Chester County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 511,708
Population in Households 498,195
Population in Familes 416,535
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,513
Population Density1 682
Diversity Index2 38
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 187,912
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 131,812
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 197,536 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140,114 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 47,798 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,624 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $346,478
Average Home Value $408,380
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $92,282
Average Household Income $119,460
Per Capita Income $44,072
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-20142014-2019
Population 0.6% 0.63%
Households 0.64% 0.64%
Families 0.48% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   3.24%
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.