Chester, Pennsylvania Population 2020

33,909

Chester, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 33,909 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Chester, Pennsylvania is the 15th largest city in Pennsylvania based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 7015.63 people/mi² (2708.74 people/km²).

The overall median age is 30.8 years, 29.7 years for males, and 32.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.5 males.

The median income for households in Chester, Pennsylvania is $, while the mean household income is $.

Chester Pa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chester Pa was:

  • Black or African American: 70.17%
  • White: 20.84%
  • Other race: 5.02%
  • Two or more races: 2.95%
  • Asian: 0.91%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Chester, Pennsylvania?

33,909
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201833,90930.01%
201733,906-67-0.20%
201633,973-39-0.11%
201534,012-51-0.15%
201434,06390.03%
201334,054910.27%
201233,9631990.59%
201133,764-176-0.52%
201033,940-2,914-0.82%
200036,854-5,002-1.26%
199041,856-3,938-0.90%
198045,794-10,537-2.05%
197056,331-7,327-1.22%
196063,658-2,381-0.37%
195066,0396,7541.08%
194059,2851210.02%
193059,1641,1340.19%
192058,03019,4934.18%
191038,5374,5491.26%
190033,98813,7625.33%
189020,2265,2293.04%
188014,9975,5124.69%
18709,4854,8547.43%
18604,6310.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American23,84270.17%
White7,08020.84%
Some Other Race1,7065.02%
Two or More Races1,0032.95%
Asian3080.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.11%

Chester Pa Population Pyramid 2020

Chester Pa Median Age

30.8


Total

29.7


Male

32.1


Female

Chester Pa Adults

There are 25,811 adults, (4,047 of whom are seniors) in Chester Pa.

Chester Pa Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester Pa Sex Ratio

Female

17,030

50.12%

Male

16,947

49.88%

Chester Pa Households and Families

Chester Pa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chester Pa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.8%40.2%
All35.1%64.9%
Male33.2%66.8%
Female31.1%68.9%
Non Family29.6%70.4%

35.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,6332.635.1
Non Family5,0021.2929.6
Female3,8593.7531.1
Married1,8063.4859.8
Male9663.1733.2

3.45

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chester Pa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1345.53%
9th to 12th Grade2,70713.19%
High School Graduate9,42445.92%
Some College3,90519.03%
Associates Degree1,0925.32%
Bachelors Degree1,5697.65%
Graduate Degree6903.36%

Chester Pa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black14,61012,3181,359
White3,4352,928602
Hispanic2,2411,183227
Other Race1,11860666
Multiple Races36325885
Asian14211271
Native American3422

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,768$27,991$27,553
Less Than High School$18,867$20,130$16,950
High School Grad$27,633$28,214$26,553
Some College$27,773$30,357$26,879
Bachelors Degree$31,738$31,006$35,938
Graduate Degree$40,236$37,931$41,858

$27,768

Average Earnings

$27,991

Average Male

$27,553

Average Female

Chester Pa Language

Chester Pa Language by Age

Chester Pa Language

87.75% of Chester Pa residents speak only English, while 12.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.47% of the population.

Chester Pa Poverty

Chester Pa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black23,0667,11330.84%
Hispanic3,5331,72348.77%
White3,8551,35135.05%
Other1,47385457.98%
Multiple85227632.39%
Native322371.88%
Asian18352.73%

33.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.55%

Male Poverty Rate

35.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester Pa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester Pa is Native, with 71.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester Pa is Asian, with 2.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.63%
High School26.07%
Some College26.03%
Bachelors or Greater15.42%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.65%
Male Unemployed35.52%
Female Employed18.52%
Male Employed12.04%

Chester Pa Income

Chester Pa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,949$41,564
Families$35,946$48,011
Married Families$58,333-
Non Families$21,385$29,983

Chester Pa Marital Status

Chester Pa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

16.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

17.9%

Male Marriage Rate

14.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester Pa Married by Age and Sex

Chester Pa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chester Pa Marital Status by Race

Chester Pa Veterans

1,578

Number of Veterans

1,482

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam541
First Gulf War227
Second Gulf War225
Korea203
World War II40

Chester Pa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,0766.14%
White3756.08%
Hispanic1174.43%
Other917.11%
2 or More193.63%
Asian176.42%

Chester Pa Veterans by Education

23.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester Pa Employment Status

52.6%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

14.8%

Unemployment Rate

Chester Pa Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.59%

Born in Pennsylvania

95.64%

Native Born

4.36%

Foreign Born

2.65%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.64% of Chester Pa residents were born in the United States, with 73.59% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.