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Chester County, Pennsylvania

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Chester County, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 522,046
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 522,046
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 499,133
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 498,886
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.3%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
85.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
79.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 26,007
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 9.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 201,353
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 75.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $338,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,216
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $782
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,256
Building permits, 2018 1,939
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 188,613
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.65
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 12.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 91.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 86.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 92.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 51.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 5.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 68.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 62.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 846,139
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,442,650
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,633,496
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,155,070
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,474,878
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $24,626
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 27.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $92,417
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $46,256
Persons in poverty, percent
6.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 14,314
Total employment, 2016 248,421
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 17,300,479
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 43,682
All firms, 2012 48,950
Men-owned firms, 2012 29,578
Women-owned firms, 2012 13,877
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,119
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 42,770
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,636
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 41,788
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 664.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 750.51
FIPS Code 42029
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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