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Chester County, Pennsylvania

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Chester County, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
549,784
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
549,784
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
546,638
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
534,415
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
534,415
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
2.9%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 534,413
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 498,886
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.9%
Female persons, percent
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
83.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
77.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 22,643
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 9.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 212,731
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 74.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $435,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,549
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $917
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,601
Building permits, 2022 2,244
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 200,622
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.60
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 88.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 12.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 96.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 93.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 94.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 56.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 6.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 68.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 62.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,009,890
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,068,273
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 877,996
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 14,687,856
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $28,297
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 27.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $118,574
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $60,599
Persons in poverty, percent
5.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 14,927
Total employment, 2021 242,923
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 20,434,231
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -6.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 45,473
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 12,306
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,065
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,930
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,034
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,073
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 745
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,181
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 712.0
Population per square mile, 2010 664.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 750.55
Land area in square miles, 2010 750.51
FIPS Code 42029
Value Notes

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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