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Chester city, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania

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Chester city, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 34,000 12,801,989
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 34,000 12,801,989
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 33,901 12,702,868
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.3% 0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 33,972 12,702,379
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.4%
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.9%
20.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.5%
18.7%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
20.6%
81.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
68.9%
12.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
3.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.7%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.6%
7.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
17.1%
75.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,510 759,474
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 4.5% 6.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X 5,732,628
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 36.1% 68.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $72,400 $180,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,002 $1,494
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $419 $539
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $860 $938
Building permits, 2019 X 23,539
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 11,602 5,053,106
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.61 2.45
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 82.4% 87.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 11.4% 11.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 82.1% 88.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 73.2% 81.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 83.2% 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 12.3% 31.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 15.2% 9.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.7%
7.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 53.7% 62.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 55.6% 58.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 23,504,192
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 247,055 96,329,248
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 929,433 231,396,178
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 78,106 191,170,147
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 119,475 178,794,945
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $3,511 $14,008
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.8 27.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $32,403 $61,744
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $17,581 $34,352
Persons in poverty, percent
31.4%
12.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X 303,492
Total employment, 2018 X 5,478,025
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X 282,597,235
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 865,041
All firms, 2012 1,518 975,453
Men-owned firms, 2012 629 579,400
Women-owned firms, 2012 764 304,803
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,108 131,512
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 308 818,858
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 136 97,969
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,261 837,792
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 7,020.5 283.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 4.84 44,742.70
FIPS Code 4213208 42
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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