West Chester, Pennsylvania Population 2020

20,080

West Chester is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 20,080, it is the 26th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1839th largest city in the United States. West Chester is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 8.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,461 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, West Chester has a population density of 10,876 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Chester is $87,322 with a poverty rate of 26.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,218 per month, and the median house value is $362,300. The median age in West Chester is 25 years, 25.5 years for males, and 24.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males.

West Chester Demographics

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

  • White: 80.77%
  • Black or African American: 10.38%
  • Other race: 3.53%
  • Asian: 2.85%
  • Two or more races: 2.41%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Chester, Pennsylvania is 20,080, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,048.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,461.

West Chester, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,06380.77%
Black or African American2,06510.38%
Some Other Race7023.53%
Asian5672.85%
Two or More Races4792.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.06%

West Chester Population Pyramid 2020

West Chester Median Age

25


Total

25.5


Male

24.4


Female

West Chester Adults

There are 17,841 adults, (1,821 of whom are seniors) in West Chester.

West Chester Age Dependency

24.1

Age Dependency Ratio

11.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12.8

Child Dependency Ratio

West Chester Sex Ratio

Female

10,570

53.15%

Male

9,318

46.85%

West Chester Households and Families

West Chester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Chester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
Male60.8%39.2%
Female43.2%56.8%
All37.8%62.2%
Non Family20.2%79.8%

37.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1742.2937.8
Non Family4,5551.8920.2
Married1,7963.0278
Female6142.7943.2
Male2093.3760.8

2.89

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

8.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Chester Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3823.84%
9th to 12th Grade3383.40%
High School Graduate1,77417.83%
Some College1,46314.70%
Associates Degree4774.79%
Bachelors Degree3,68036.98%
Graduate Degree1,83818.47%

West Chester Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,4707,2744,870
Black1,1801,072189
Hispanic81741295
Asian412401324
Other Race40119112
Multiple Races808040

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,654$54,931$40,215
Less Than High School$21,376$23,542$20,299
High School Grad$26,503$30,688$21,190
Some College$39,449$52,390$30,592
Bachelors Degree$54,244$59,183$46,031
Graduate Degree$64,298$79,219$55,179

$47,654

Average Earnings

$54,931

Average Male

$40,215

Average Female

West Chester Language

West Chester Language by Age

West Chester Language

89.80% of West Chester residents speak only English, while 10.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.35% of the population.

West Chester Poverty

West Chester Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,7453,16824.86%
Hispanic1,55941726.75%
Black1,45639927.40%
Asian47320242.71%
Multiple33912938.05%
Other661548.17%

26.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.36%

Male Poverty Rate

30.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Chester

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Chester is Asian, with 42.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Chester is Other, with 8.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 53.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.23%.

Name Poverty
High School18.88%
Less Than High School15.74%
Some College11.61%
Bachelors or Greater5.97%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed75.91%
Male Unemployed45.32%
Female Employed25.62%
Male Employed14.64%

West Chester Income

West Chester Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,500$87,322
Families$100,827$122,484
Married Families$126,039-
Non Families$41,644$65,516

West Chester Marital Status

West Chester Marital Status

Marriage Rates

21.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.9%

Male Marriage Rate

20.0%

Female Marriage Rate

West Chester Married by Age and Sex

West Chester 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.

West Chester Marital Status by Race

West Chester Veterans

532

Number of Veterans

488

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War165
Vietnam157
First Gulf War76
World War II46
Korea10
Name Veterans % of Total
White4212.88%
Black1005.39%
Hispanic110.82%
Other112.29%

$West Chester Veterans by Education

10.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Chester Employment Status

70.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

West Chester 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

66.35%

Born in Pennsylvania

92.60%

Native Born

7.40%

Foreign Born

5.27%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.60% of West Chester residents were born in the United States, with 66.35% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,080160.08%
201920,064160.08%
201820,048110.05%
201720,037160.08%
201620,021380.19%
201519,9835392.77%
201419,4444262.24%
201319,018770.41%
201218,9411510.80%
201118,7903171.72%
201018,4736120.34%
200017,861-180-0.10%
199018,0416060.34%
198017,435-1,866-1.01%
197019,3013,5962.08%
196015,7055370.35%
195015,1681,8791.33%
194013,2899640.76%
193012,3256080.51%
192011,717-50-0.04%
191011,7672,2432.14%
19009,5241,4961.72%
18908,0289821.31%
18807,0461,4162.27%
18705,6308731.70%
18604,7571,5854.14%
18503,1720.00%