Chester County PA Information


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  1. Chester County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forChester County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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  3. Pennsylvania Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

Chester County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 529,578
Population in Households 516,060
Population in Familes 428,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,518
Population Density2 706
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $100,408
Average Household Income $131,828
Per Capita Income $48,310


Total Housing Units 203,890 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 145,911 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 47,754 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,225 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $370,562
Average Home Value $433,448


Total Households 193,665
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 134,937
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.65% 0.65%
Households 0.62% 0.65%
Families 0.48% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.27%


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, 2019 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 Density # 8 90th
Diversity Index # 13 82nd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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