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Chester city, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania

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Chester city, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA 12,801,989
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA 12,801,989
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 33,909 12,807,060
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA 12,702,868
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 33,906 12,702,873
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA 0.8%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) Z 0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 33,972 12,702,379
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.0%
20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.9%
18.2%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
20.8%
81.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
70.2%
12.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
3.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.9%
7.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
16.5%
76.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,578 782,682
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 4.4% 6.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X 5,713,150
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 35.1% 69.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $67,800 $174,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $991 $1,474
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $412 $531
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $834 $915
Building permits, 2018 X 23,325
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 11,633 5,025,132
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.60 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 82.8% 87.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 12.2% 11.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 78.6% 86.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 67.0% 79.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 81.3% 90.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.0% 30.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 16.1% 9.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.7%
6.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.6% 62.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 55.1% 58.3%
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+, 2014-2018 23.2 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $30,949 $59,445
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $16,041 $32,889
Persons in poverty, percent
33.6%
12.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 X 302,7721
Total employment, 2017 X 5,433,6601
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) X 270,592,6561
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 X 1.5%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X 849,036
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.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

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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