Chester County PA Information


Chester County Subdivisions

Chester County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 523,967
Daytime Population: Workers 260,506
Daytime Population: Residents 255,154
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 515,660
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 510,422
Population in Familes 425,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,545
Population Density2 698
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $94,475
Average Household Income $128,742
Per Capita Income $47,425


Total Housing Units 200,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142,582 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 48,711 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,247 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $353,575
Average Home Value $408,902


Total Households 191,293
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 134,139
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.68%
Households 0.62% 0.65%
Families 0.53% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.15%


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, 2017 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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