Chester County, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Chester County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 530,795 with a growth rate of 0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chester County, Pennsylvania is the 8th largest county inPennsylvania. The 2010 Population was 499,925 and has seen a growth of 6.17% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021530,7952,9030.55%
2020527,8922,9030.55%
2019524,9892,9030.56%
2018522,0863,1850.61%
2017518,9012,1340.41%
2016516,7671,7120.33%
2015515,0552,2850.45%
2014512,7703,6650.72%
2013509,1053,0160.60%
2012506,0892,6270.52%
2011503,4623,5370.71%
2010499,925123,52932.82%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.55% (2,903)
County Website
Founded
November 1682
County Seat
2010 Population
499,925
Growth Since 2010
6.17% (30,870)
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Chester County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White440,43184.77%
Black or African American30,4385.86%
Asian28,4485.48%
Two or More Races11,9462.30%
Some Other Race7,5771.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native5940.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1260.02%
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Chester County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid $2021

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Median Age

40.4


Total

39.3


Male

41.5


Female

Chester County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 400,470 adults, (82,614 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

263,633

50.74%

Male

255,927

49.26%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Chester County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family54.3%45.7%
Female56.8%43.2%
Male58.6%41.4%
All75%25%
Married89%11%

75.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chester County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All190,9802.6575
Married111,8283.2189
Non Family55,7771.2954.3
Female16,6823.1956.8
Male6,6933.1658.6

3.14

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,8002.77%
9th to 12th Grade12,6483.58%
High School Graduate73,58620.83%
Some College47,48813.44%
Associates Degree22,5746.39%
Bachelors Degree111,19531.47%
Graduate Degree76,01821.52%
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Chester County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chester County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White292,237280,788160,191
Hispanic19,97211,8194,069
Black19,05117,2815,455
Asian19,03818,08215,710
Other Race4,3102,407765
2+ Races3,8953,6011,608
Native American414343197
Islander1148729

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 82.52%.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$57,770$70,865$45,920
Less Than 9th Grade$26,063$31,881$18,734
High School Graduate$38,682$45,479$29,811
Some College$45,085$54,649$35,066
Bachelors Degree$69,676$90,423$53,542
Graduate Degree$96,404$123,802$73,497

$57,770

Average Earnings

$70,865

Average Male

$45,920

Average Female

Chester County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Language

87.39% of Chester County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 12.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.41% of the population.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White404,60720,1804.99%
Hispanic37,6775,78815.36%
Black27,3334,30315.74%
Multiple11,3871,52813.42%
Other7,3731,25817.06%
Asian28,2031,0723.80%
Native58714224.19%
Islander126118.73%

6.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.64%

Male Poverty Rate

7.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 24.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 3.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.11%.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.55%
High School7.36%
Some College5.56%
Bachelors or Greater2.30%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed19.99%
Female Unemployed18.32%
Female Employed4.45%
Male Employed2.82%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$100,214$135,669
Families$122,704$159,421
Married Families$137,833$175,530
Non Families$52,074$74,081
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Income by Household Type

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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25,402

Number of Veterans

23,628

Male Veterans

1,774

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,279
First Gulf War3,922
Second Gulf War3,555
Korea2,562
World War II1,306

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+7,711
65 to 746,982
35 to 544,944
55 to 643,924
18 to 341,841

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White22,2426.46%
Black2,2539.41%
Hispanic8533.44%
Asian3571.73%
2+ Races3426.36%
Other Race1051.90%
Native American8318.32%
Islander2015.87%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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5.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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68.7%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.84%

Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania

90.44%

Native Born

9.56%

Foreign Born

5.25%

Non Citizen

4.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.44% of Chester County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 62.84% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

  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

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