|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of West Chester is 18,630. West Chester, Pennsylvania is the 1,995th largest city in the US.
West Chester is located entirely in Chester County.
The current population of West Chester (18,630) is it's peak population.
West Chester has grown 4.2% since the 2000. West Chester, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 60% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
West Chester has a population density of 10,000.5 people per square mile. West Chester has the 6th highest population density in Pennsylvania.
|1989||Santa Fe Springs, California||18,678||13.5%|
|1993||Creve Coeur, Missouri||18,660||11.3%|
|1995||West Chester, Pennsylvania||18,630||4.2%|
|1997||Round Lake, Illinois||18,625||208.9%|
The total voting age population of West Chester, Pennsylvania, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 17,207. The voting age population is 47.7% male and 52.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 8.7% of the residents of West Chester are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of West Chester are 81.9% White, 7.9% Black, 5.3% Other, 2.5% Two or more races and 2.4% Asian. Additionally, 11.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In West Chester, 24.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 13.8%. On a per-household basis, 8.4% of families are below the poverty line in West Chester.
Among those aged 16 and older, 70.6% of West Chester residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 93.6% of West Chester residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 57.7% have a bachelor's degree and 19.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among West Chester residents aged 5 and older, 11.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 8.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in West Chester is 5.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In West Chester, 8.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in West Chester is $61,837.
In West Chester, 35.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 64.3% of housing units in West Chester.
Of all the housing units in West Chester, 44.1% of them were build before 1940.
In West Chester, 10.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 790 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in West Chester is $1,293.
In West Chester, 86.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.