Latest Data (2018)
Population 33,909
Nationwide Rank 1140

Quick Facts

Chester, Pennsylvania is the 1,140th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Chester, Pennsylvania is a city.

Chester, Pennsylvania is currently 19.2% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Chester, Pennsylvania's growth is extremely below average. 92% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Chester, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1130 Adelanto, California 34,160 87.8%
1131 Foster City, California 34,151 18.6%
1132 Cottonwood Heights, Utah 34,117 -2.9%
1133 Pullman, Washington 34,019 35.8%
1134 Cookeville, Tennessee 34,005 28.8%
1135 San Dimas, California 33,982 -3.0%
1136 Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 33,974 63.6%
1137 Deer Park, Texas 33,931 18.7%
1138 Seaside, California 33,930 2.4%
1139 Glendale Heights, Illinois 33,928 6.0%
1140 Chester, Pennsylvania 33,909 -8.0%
1141 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 33,908 40.2%
1142 North Ridgeville, Ohio 33,889 51.1%
1143 Salisbury, North Carolina 33,834 10.6%
1144 Kearney, Nebraska 33,761 22.7%
1145 University Place, Washington 33,740 12.3%
1146 Dana Point, California 33,730 -4.1%
1147 Valparaiso, Indiana 33,729 19.3%
1148 Newark, Delaware 33,673 14.6%
1149 Fairborn, Ohio 33,658 6.8%
1150 Midvale, Utah 33,636 24.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
638 Lancaster 59,420 4.6%
790 Harrisburg 49,229 0.7%
877 York 44,118 6.9%
882 Altoona 43,702 -11.5%
909 State College 42,352 10.3%
949 Wilkes-Barre 40,806 -5.0%
1119 Norristown 34,422 9.8%
1140 Chester 33,909 -8.0%
1183 Bethel Park 32,501 -2.9%
1334 Williamsport 28,348 -7.4%
1369 Monroeville 27,529 -5.9%
1384 Easton 27,216 3.7%
1390 Plum 27,135 0.7%
1460 Lebanon 25,902 6.0%
1533 Hazleton 24,703 6.1%
1654 Pottstown 22,667 3.6%
1704 New Castle 21,797 -17.0%
1758 Chambersburg 21,029 17.8%
1831 West Chester 20,048 12.1%
1860 Murrysville 19,704 4.6%
1861 West Mifflin 19,703 -11.0%
1878 Baldwin 19,464 -1.8%
1880 Johnstown 19,447 -18.3%
1898 Carlisle 19,196 5.7%
1904 McKeesport 19,115 -20.0%
2084 Phoenixville 16,957 14.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 33,909 1,140
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