Chester County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Chester County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 518,934 with a growth rate of 0.41% 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
2018522,0463,1120.60%
2017518,9342,1210.41%
2016516,8131,6760.33%
2015515,1372,2850.45%
2014512,8523,6950.73%
2013509,1573,0510.60%
2012506,1062,6810.53%
2011503,4253,5010.70%
2010499,924123,52832.82%
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%

How Many People Live in Chester County, Pennsylvania?

518,934

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White441,32685.34%
Black or African American30,7065.94%
Asian26,7775.18%
Two or More Races11,0692.14%
Some Other Race6,6011.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native5570.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1200.02%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Chester County, Pennsylvania Median Age

40.4


Total

39.2


Male

41.5


Female

Chester County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 397,609 adults, (79,856 of whom are seniors) in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chester County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

262,410

50.74%

Male

254,746

49.26%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Chester County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chester County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.9%11.1%
All75.2%24.8%
Male59.7%40.3%
Female58.7%41.3%
Non Family54.8%45.2%

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All189,5922.6575.2
Married110,7943.2288.9
Non Family55,5191.3154.8
Female16,4873.1358.7
Male6,7923.2659.7

3.15

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chester County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,4502.98%
9th to 12th Grade13,2043.77%
High School Graduate75,08021.42%
Some College48,29613.78%
Associates Degree21,8616.24%
Bachelors Degree107,93930.80%
Graduate Degree73,64821.01%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White291,327278,812156,793
Hispanic19,56011,2683,343
Black18,72716,8305,018
Asian17,84617,04314,717
Other Race3,6692,206591
Multiple Races3,4773,1701,525
Native American381318201
Islander110768

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 82.47%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,456$68,058$44,063
Less Than High School$25,119$30,800$16,870
High School Grad$36,805$43,468$28,739
Some College$43,708$53,954$35,017
Bachelors Degree$67,754$87,424$52,456
Graduate Degree$94,546$120,762$71,777

$55,456

Average Earnings

$68,058

Average Male

$44,063

Average Female

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Chester County, Pennsylvania Language

87.59% of Chester County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 12.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.40% of the population.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Chester County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White404,95720,6095.09%
Hispanic36,9036,75018.29%
Black27,1544,93218.16%
Multiple10,5241,34512.78%
Other6,3051,17818.68%
Asian26,5649463.56%
Native55712822.98%
Islander1201411.67%

6.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.99%

Male Poverty Rate

7.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 22.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chester County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 3.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.28%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.29%
High School7.58%
Some College5.43%
Bachelors or Greater2.11%

Chester County, Pennsylvania Income

Chester County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$96,726$129,019
Families$117,559$150,937
Married Families$132,032$166,708
Non Families$50,925$72,026

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans

26,023

Number of Veterans

24,350

Male Veterans

1,673

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,243
First Gulf War3,959
Second Gulf War3,452
Korea2,715
World War II1,543
Name Veterans % of Total
White22,9516.67%
Black2,3369.82%
Hispanic7222.97%
Asian2701.39%
2 or More2334.79%
Indian12028.78%
Other921.93%
Hawaiian2117.50%

$Chester County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

5.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Chester County, Pennsylvania 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

63.36%

Born in Pennsylvania

90.40%

Native Born

9.60%

Foreign Born

5.50%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.40% of Chester County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 63.36% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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