Chester County PA Information


Chester County Subdivisions

Chester County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 526,546
Population in Households 513,129
Population in Familes 425,779
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,417
Population Density1 702
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $98,291
Average Household Income $130,113
Per Capita Income $47,875


Total Housing Units 202,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142,138 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49,916 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,029 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $356,931
Average Home Value $427,913


Total Households 192,054
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 134,118
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.66% 0.66%
Households 0.59% 0.63%
Families 0.46% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.65%


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, 2018 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 # 12 82nd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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