Chester County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Chester County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 519,293 with a growth rate of 1.42% 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
2017519,2937,2651.42%
2016512,028-4,461-0.86%
2016516,4891,2630.25%
2015515,2262,3620.46%
2014512,8643,4760.68%
2013509,3883,1050.61%
2012506,2832,8790.57%
2011503,4043,4840.70%
2010499,920123,52432.82%
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
White441,027
Black or African American29,907
Asian23,718
Two or More Races10,802
Some Other Race5,827
American Indian and Alaska Native624
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander123

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Chester County, Pennsylvania Median Age

40.3


Total

39


Male

41.4


Female

Chester County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 391,701 adults, (74,756 of which are seniors) in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

260,021

50.78%

Male

252,007

49.22%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Chester County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chester County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.8%11.2%
All75.3%24.7%
Male62.3%37.7%
Female58.8%41.2%
Non Family55.3%44.7%

75.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chester County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All186,7212.6775.3
Married108,2103.2588.8
Non Family55,4791.3255.3
Female16,2553.1658.8
Male6,7773.2562.3

3.18

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chester County, Pennsylvania Households

Chester County, Pennsylvania Education

Chester County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,6373.09%
9th to 12th Grade13,6553.96%
High School Graduate77,50522.48%
Some College48,60914.10%
Associates Degree21,1876.14%
Bachelors Degree103,91330.14%
Graduate Degree69,28520.09%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White289,096275,811150,703
Hispanic18,62310,2783,017
Black18,15616,4585,163
Asian15,68914,87412,537
Multiple Races3,4623,1361,545
Other Race3,0171,782422
Native American271227152
Islander113988

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 79.91%.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,638$62,651$41,181
Less Than High School$24,237$29,555$16,250
High School Grad$33,527$40,744$26,851
Some College$41,534$51,039$33,103
Bachelors Degree$64,457$84,022$49,128
Graduate Degree$89,857$111,316$67,757

$51,638

Average Earnings

$62,651

Average Male

$41,181

Average Female

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language

87.98% of Chester County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 12.02% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.42% of the population.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White404,92821,7405.37%
Hispanic35,0627,06720.16%
Black26,6425,40020.27%
Other5,5901,07619.25%
Multiple10,3351,0109.77%
Asian23,5479373.98%
Native60313522.39%
Islander12332.44%

7.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.30%

Male Poverty Rate

8.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 22.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 2.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.92%.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.23%
High School8.35%
Some College5.49%
Bachelors or Greater2.08%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.50%
Male Unemployed18.20%
Female Employed4.63%
Male Employed3.36%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Income

Chester County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$88,995$118,932
Families$108,663$139,724
Married Families$122,042$154,341
Non Families$46,982$66,339

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

27,083

Number of Veterans

25,494

Male Veterans

1,589

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam9,696
First Gulf War4,033
Korea3,055
Second Gulf War2,863
World War II2,278

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+7,826
65 to 747,524
35 to 545,604
55 to 644,408
18 to 341,721

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White24,2197.09%
Black2,2269.55%
Hispanic6262.70%
2 or More3086.35%
Asian1600.94%
Indian8022.22%
Other731.80%
Hawaiian1713.82%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

3.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990