Latest Data (2018)
Population 20,048
Nationwide Rank 1831

Quick Facts

West Chester, Pennsylvania is the 1,831st largest city in the United States as of 2018.

West Chester, Pennsylvania is a borough.

West Chester, Pennsylvania is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 West Chester had its largest population ever.

West Chester, Pennsylvania's growth is about average. 46% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

West Chester, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1821 Rocky River, Ohio 20,135 -2.6%
1822 Elmwood Park, New Jersey 20,120 6.3%
1823 Yorkville, Illinois 20,119 205.4%
1824 Kinston, North Carolina 20,083 -15.6%
1825 Port Angeles, Washington 20,076 8.9%
1826 Ferndale, Michigan 20,075 -9.0%
1827 Forest Park, Georgia 20,063 -6.4%
1828 Belle Glade, Florida 20,058 17.0%
1829 Shafter, California 20,058 56.6%
1830 Punta Gorda, Florida 20,057 38.1%
1831 West Chester, Pennsylvania 20,048 12.1%
1832 Shelby, North Carolina 20,038 -3.8%
1833 Lake Zurich, Illinois 20,022 7.8%
1834 North Ogden, Utah 20,009 32.2%
1835 Glassboro, New Jersey 19,992 4.8%
1836 Blythe, California 19,959 -3.8%
1837 Germantown, Wisconsin 19,959 8.8%
1838 Parma Heights, Ohio 19,955 -7.7%
1839 Miamisburg, Ohio 19,941 1.9%
1840 Bartow, Florida 19,926 26.6%
1841 Ennis, Texas 19,923 21.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
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%
2104 Lansdale 16,707 3.8%
2221 Hanover 15,660 7.4%
2238 Hermitage 15,535 -4.1%
2242 Wilkinsburg 15,448 -17.2%
2310 Franklin Park 14,749 29.0%
2370 Greensburg 14,192 -10.5%
2404 Bloomsburg 13,919 12.7%
2411 Ephrata 13,874 5.2%
2445 Whitehall 13,648 -5.4%
2459 Pottsville 13,555 -12.5%
2467 Washington 13,508 -10.9%
2520 Coatesville 13,114 20.6%
2521 Dunmore 13,110 -8.3%
2522 Sharon 13,109 -19.5%
2529 Indiana 13,078 -12.7%
2543 Butler 12,993 -13.9%
2562 Kingston 12,862 -6.8%
2582 Meadville 12,721 -6.9%
2637 New Kensington 12,363 -15.6%
2638 St. Marys 12,359 -14.5%
2797 Yeadon 11,471 -2.3%
2799 Elizabethtown 11,450 -3.6%
2800 Emmaus 11,446 1.2%
2850 Lower Burrell 11,150 -11.4%
2851 Jefferson Hills 11,148 14.8%
2859 Munhall 11,081 -8.6%
2896 Waynesboro 10,874 13.1%
2930 Darby 10,678 3.8%
2937 Lansdowne 10,621 -3.7%
2968 Wyomissing 10,499 0.7%
2998 East Stroudsburg 10,384 4.8%
3003 Columbia 10,369 0.4%
3011 Nanticoke 10,334 -5.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 20,048 1,831
2017 20,060 1,816
2016 19,928 1,814
2015 19,842 1,811
2014 19,189 1,847
2013 18,968 1,856
2012 18,857 1,854
2011 18,791 1,831
2010 18,461 1,850
2009 18,429 1,824
2008 18,389 1,814
2007 18,383 1,802
2006 18,256 1,792
2005 18,147 1,782
2004 18,038 1,769
2003 17,647 1,787
2002 17,734 1,762
2001 17,824 1,746
2000 17,870 1,736
1990 18,011 1,512