Latest Data (2017)
Population 34,077
Nationwide Rank 1122

Quick Facts

Chester, Pennsylvania is the 1,122nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Chester, Pennsylvania is a city.

Chester, Pennsylvania is currently 18.8% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Chester, Pennsylvania's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Chester, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1112 Norristown, Pennsylvania 34,510 10.1%
1113 Beverly Hills, California 34,484 1.7%
1114 Foster City, California 34,412 19.5%
1115 Englewood, Colorado 34,407 7.6%
1116 Menlo Park, California 34,357 11.6%
1117 McMinnville, Oregon 34,347 28.6%
1118 Kennesaw, Georgia 34,344 60.3%
1119 San Dimas, California 34,326 -2.0%
1120 Vestavia Hills, Alabama 34,291 10.9%
1121 Seaside, California 34,150 3.1%
1122 Chester, Pennsylvania 34,077 -7.5%
1123 Adelanto, California 34,066 87.3%
1124 Glendale Heights, Illinois 34,058 6.4%
1125 Socorro, Texas 34,048 22.6%
1126 Cottonwood Heights, Utah 33,996 -3.2%
1127 Wenatchee, Washington 33,962 18.1%
1128 Dana Point, California 33,934 -3.5%
1129 Butte-Silver Bow, Montana 33,901 0.2%
1130 Deer Park, Texas 33,891 18.6%
1131 Newark, Delaware 33,858 15.2%
1132 Salisbury, North Carolina 33,849 10.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
631 Lancaster 59,708 5.1%
782 Harrisburg 49,192 0.6%
867 York 44,132 6.9%
870 Altoona 44,098 -10.7%
901 State College 42,430 10.5%
934 Wilkes-Barre 40,806 -5.0%
1112 Norristown 34,510 10.1%
1122 Chester 34,077 -7.5%
1181 Bethel Park 32,404 -3.1%
1326 Williamsport 28,462 -7.0%
1355 Monroeville 27,716 -5.3%
1375 Plum 27,258 1.1%
1383 Easton 27,109 3.3%
1456 Lebanon 25,770 5.4%
1526 Hazleton 24,723 6.2%
1640 Pottstown 22,741 3.9%
1676 New Castle 22,069 -15.9%
1755 Chambersburg 20,878 17.0%
1816 West Chester 20,060 12.2%
1834 West Mifflin 19,839 -10.4%
1838 Murrysville 19,800 5.1%
1852 Johnstown 19,643 -17.5%
1857 Baldwin 19,610 -1.0%
1879 Carlisle 19,259 6.1%
1880 McKeesport 19,245 -19.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 34,077 1,122
2016 33,988 1,120
2015 34,092 1,104
2014 34,133 1,094
2013 34,046 1,086
2012 34,031 1,076
2011 33,975 1,069
2010 33,972 1,053
2009 37,101 943
2008 36,837 942
2007 36,735 943
2006 36,750 927
2005 36,778 912
2004 36,901 895
2003 36,934 894
2002 37,175 878
2001 36,976 877
2000 36,878 867
1990 41,973 641