Downingtown, Pennsylvania Population 2024

8,462

Downingtown is a city located in Chester County Pennsylvania. Downingtown has a 2024 population of 8,462. Downingtown is currently growing at a rate of 1.32% annually and its population has increased by 5.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,022 in 2020.

The average household income in Downingtown is $94,059 with a poverty rate of 5.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Downingtown is 38.9 years, 39 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Downingtown Demographics

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

  • White: 72.24%
  • Black or African American: 12.59%
  • Asian: 7.32%
  • Two or more races: 6.68%
  • Other race: 1.1%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,867.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.48% (440)
The current population of Downingtown, Pennsylvania is 8,462 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,022.

Downingtown, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,84372.24%
Black or African American1,01812.59%
Asian5927.32%
Two or more races5406.68%
Other race891.1%
Native American60.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Downingtown Population by Race

Downingtown Population Pyramid 2024

Downingtown Median Age

38.9

Total

39

Male

38.9

Female

Downingtown Adults

There are 6,560 adults, (1,009 of whom are seniors) in Downingtown.

Downingtown Age Dependency

45.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Downingtown Sex Ratio

Female4,31653.36%
Male3,77246.64%

Downingtown Population by Age

Downingtown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,3932.3252.947.1
Married1,3823.357624
Non Family1,1731.1841.458.6
Female7192.2333.866.2
Male1192.1314.385.7

2.87

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Downingtown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1222.03%
Associates Degree3545.89%
Bachelors Degree2,04033.94%
Graduate Degree61110.16%
High School Graduate1,72328.66%
Less Than 9th Grade821.36%
Some College1,07917.95%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Downingtown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Downingtown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,4144,3011,979
Black748723248
Asian375309148
Hispanic287287166
2+ Races278278133
Other Race636316
Native American660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 57.84%.

Downingtown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,019$61,207$50,344
Graduate Degree$72,986$92,422$59,188
High School Graduate$37,912$31,096$38,390
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$50,224$52,378$46,256
Some College$46,992$51,563$45,625

$50,224

Average Earnings

$52,378

Average Male

$46,256

Average Female

Downingtown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Downingtown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Downingtown Language

85.39% of Downingtown residents speak only English, while 14.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.68% of the population.

Downingtown Language

Downingtown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,5972093.73%
Multiple54013424.81%
Asian574356.1%
Black1,005343.38%

5.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.11%

Male Poverty Rate

6.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Downingtown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Downingtown is Multiple, with 24.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Downingtown is Black, with 3.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.08%.

Downingtown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater5.38%
Some College4.79%
High School4.75%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Downingtown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.64%
Female Employed1.55%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Downingtown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Downingtown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$89,072$104,314
Households$74,323$94,059
Married Families$121,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$51,569$69,537

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Downingtown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Downingtown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Downingtown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Downingtown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Downingtown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

291

Number of Veterans

236

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam153
Second Gulf War39
Korea17
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Downingtown Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74127
75+78
55 to 6447
35 to 5427
18 to 3412

Downingtown Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2224.61%
Black576.6%
Other Race1213.48%

Downingtown Veterans by Race

Downingtown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Downingtown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.7%

Labor Force Participation

72.6%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Downingtown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Downingtown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Downingtown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.71%

Born in Downingtown

87.97%

Native Born

12.03%

Foreign Born

5.49%

Non Citizen

6.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.97% of Downingtown residents were born in the United States, with 68.71% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Downingtown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,0121101.24%
20288,9021101.25%
20278,7921101.27%
20268,6821101.28%
20258,5721101.3%
20248,4621101.32%
20238,3521101.33%
20228,242650.79%
20218,1771551.93%
20208,0221221.54%
20197,900-32-0.4%
20187,93250.06%
20177,927-2-0.03%
20167,929-21-0.26%
20157,95050.06%
20147,945150.19%
20137,930140.18%
20127,916170.22%
20117,89980.1%
20107,8913023.98%
20007,589-160-2.06%
19907,749991.29%
19807,6502132.86%
19707,4371,83932.85%
19605,59865013.14%
19504,9483036.52%
19404,645972.13%
19304,54852413.02%
19204,02469820.99%
19103,32600%
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Downingtown Population by Year