Chester County, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Chester County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 518,934 with a growth rate of 0.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chester County, Pennsylvania is the 7th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018522,0463,1120.60%
2017518,9342,1210.41%
2016516,8131,6760.33%
2015515,1372,2850.45%
2014512,8523,6950.73%
2013509,1573,0510.60%
2012506,1062,6810.53%
2011503,4253,5010.70%
2010499,924123,52832.82%
1990376,39659,73618.86%
1980316,66038,34913.78%
1970278,31167,70332.15%
1960210,60851,46732.34%
1950159,14123,51517.34%
1940135,6268,9977.11%
1930126,62911,50910.00%
1920115,1205,9075.41%
1910109,21313,51814.13%
190095,6956,3187.07%
189089,3775,8967.06%
188083,4815,6767.30%
187077,8053,2274.33%
186074,5788,14012.25%
185066,4388,92315.51%
184057,5156,60512.97%
183050,9106,45914.53%
182044,4514,85512.26%
181039,5967,50323.38%
180032,0934,15614.88%
179027,9370.00%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White441,502
Black or African American30,201
Asian25,105
Two or More Races10,936
Some Other Race6,154
American Indian and Alaska Native638
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander116

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2019

Chester County, Pennsylvania Median Age

40.3


Total

39.1


Male

41.5


Female

Chester County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 394,684 adults, (77,047 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

261,143

50.74%

Male

253,509

49.26%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Chester County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chester County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.9%11.1%
All75.2%24.8%
Male61.5%38.5%
Female57.9%42.1%
Non Family55.1%44.9%

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All188,6132.6575.2
Married109,5033.2388.9
Non Family55,7161.3255.1
Female16,7343.1257.9
Male6,6603.2361.5

3.15

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chester County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,6743.07%
9th to 12th Grade13,8373.98%
High School Graduate76,34321.96%
Some College48,10213.84%
Associates Degree21,3666.15%
Bachelors Degree105,64330.39%
Graduate Degree71,62120.61%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White290,123276,913153,945
Hispanic19,21510,7042,996
Black18,27916,5775,195
Asian16,69815,85413,397
Multiple Races3,5983,2011,596
Other Race3,2361,793399
Native American322270172
Islander108827

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80.23%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,140$65,191$41,949
Less Than High School$24,874$29,985$16,996
High School Grad$35,256$41,230$27,960
Some College$41,806$51,907$33,277
Bachelors Degree$66,251$86,566$50,724
Graduate Degree$91,753$114,662$69,605

$53,140

Average Earnings

$65,191

Average Male

$41,949

Average Female

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language

87.87% of Chester County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 12.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.43% of the population.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White404,78620,8335.15%
Hispanic36,2196,70518.51%
Black26,9515,47620.32%
Other5,9211,24020.94%
Multiple10,4791,11710.66%
Asian24,9156982.80%
Native612457.35%
Islander1161311.21%

6.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.13%

Male Poverty Rate

7.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 20.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 2.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.58%
High School7.75%
Some College5.46%
Bachelors or Greater1.96%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.91%
Male Unemployed17.81%
Female Employed4.47%
Male Employed3.38%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Income

Chester County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$92,417$123,911
Families$113,426$145,356
Married Families$127,554$160,574
Non Families$48,340$69,143

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans

26,007

Number of Veterans

24,528

Male Veterans

1,479

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,313
First Gulf War3,958
Second Gulf War3,053
Korea2,801
World War II1,926

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White23,0776.72%
Black2,2199.46%
Hispanic6002.51%
2 or More2775.59%
Asian2381.32%
Indian9324.47%
Other781.85%
Hawaiian2521.55%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

4.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Chester County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
West Chester184611992814677.95%
Phoenixville16440168854452.71%
Coatesville1310213064-38-0.29%
Downingtown78917905140.18%
Kennett Square60626160981.62%
Oxford507753923156.20%
Parkesburg359337471544.29%
Malvern2998341041213.74%
Spring City33233301-22-0.66%
West Grove28542842-12-0.42%
Honey Brook17131746331.93%
South Coatesville130314271249.52%
Atglen14061402-4-0.28%
Avondale1265139412910.20%
Elverson12251311867.02%
Modena535524-11-2.06%
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