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Chester County, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania

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Chester County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
538,649
12,964,056
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
538,649
12,964,056
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
534,413
13,002,700
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.8%
-0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 534,413 13,002,700
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 498,886 12,702,379
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.5%
20.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.8%
18.7%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
85.3%
81.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.2%
12.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.1%
3.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.6%
7.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
78.8%
75.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 24,559 731,411
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 9.5% 7.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 203,159 5,732,628
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.0% 69.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $369,500 $187,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,323 $1,505
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $822 $542
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,354 $958
Building permits, 2021 2,056 47,894
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 192,951 5,106,601
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.63 2.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 88.0% 87.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 12.4% 11.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.2% 89.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 90.5% 84.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.3% 91.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 54.2% 32.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.0% 9.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.9%
7.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.2% 62.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.2% 58.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 846,139 23,504,192
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,442,650 96,329,248
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,633,496 231,396,178
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,474,878 178,794,945
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $24,626 $14,008
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 28.5 27.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $104,161 $63,627
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $52,711 $35,518
Persons in poverty, percent
5.2%
10.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 14,784 302,018
Total employment, 2020 260,642 5,574,417
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 19,824,703 294,187,182
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.0% 0.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 44,183 865,041
All firms, 2012 48,950 975,453
Men-owned firms, 2012 29,578 579,400
Women-owned firms, 2012 13,877 304,803
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,119 131,512
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 42,770 818,858
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,636 97,969
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 41,788 837,792
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 664.7 283.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 750.51 44,742.70
FIPS Code 42029 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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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