Chester County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

555,741

Chester County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 555,741 with a growth rate of 0.9% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chester County, Pennsylvania is the 7th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 499,935 and has seen a growth of 11.16% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029580,5364,9590.86%
2028575,5774,9590.87%
2027570,6184,9590.88%
2026565,6594,9590.88%
2025560,7004,9590.89%
2024555,7414,9590.9%
2023550,7824,9590.91%
2022545,8234,9590.92%
2021540,8646,0811.14%
2020534,7839,7241.85%
2019525,0592,8030.54%
2018522,2563,1990.62%
2017519,0572,2890.44%
2016516,7681,6700.32%
2015515,0982,3220.45%
2014512,7763,6750.72%
2013509,1013,0520.6%
2012506,0492,5610.51%
2011503,4883,5530.71%
2010499,935
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%
1920115,1205,9075.41%
1910109,21313,51814.13%
190095,6956,3187.07%
189089,3775,8967.06%
188083,4815,6767.3%
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%
179027,937-552,599-95.19%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.9% (4,959)
County Website
Chester County
County Seat
2010 Population
499,935
Area
751 mi²
Density
740 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
11.16% (55,806)
Founded
November 1682

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White431,63280.46%
Asian33,6586.27%
Two or more races29,8575.57%
Black or African American29,3025.46%
Other race11,5732.16%
Native American3540.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander980.02%
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Chester County, Pennsylvania Median Age

40.7

Total

39.8

Male

41.7

Female

Chester County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 416,969 adults, (91,051 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female270,14450.36%
Male266,33049.64%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Chester County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All200,6222.674.625.4
Married118,2703.1688.711.3
Non Family59,1221.2952.647.4
Female16,3873.0860.339.7
Male6,8433.0656.943.1
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3.09

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

74.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chester County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Chester County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.23%.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$69,754

Average Earnings

$85,841

Average Male

$55,659

Average Female

Chester County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language

87.22% of Chester County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 12.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.81% of the population.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White406,38418,0054.43%
Hispanic39,8346,02315.12%
Black26,4654,67417.66%
Multiple29,0162,7529.48%
Other11,2201,75515.64%
Asian33,3331,3063.92%
Native3479226.51%
Islander9877.14%
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5.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.53%

Male Poverty Rate

6.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 26.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 3.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.61%.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.63%
High School8.25%
Some College5%
Bachelors or Greater2.38%
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Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20.59%
Female Unemployed13.16%
Female Employed3.46%
Male Employed2.46%
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Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chester County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chester County, Pennsylvania 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.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

22,643

Number of Veterans

21,121

Male Veterans

1,522

Female Veterans

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chester County, Pennsylvania 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

62.63%

Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania

90.34%

Native Born

9.66%

Foreign Born

5.05%

Non Citizen

4.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.34% of Chester County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 62.63% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.05% 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

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