Statewide Claims to Fame

Chester is 3rd in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Chester is 11th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Income below poverty line

Chester is 14th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Chester is 15th in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Chester is 15th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Chester is 16th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Residents younger than 18

Chester is 17th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Chester is 18th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Chester is 19th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Chester, Pennsylvania Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 34,031 15th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 4.8 62nd 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 7,020.5 29th 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 8.1% 14th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.2% 16th 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.4% 236th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 76.5% 250th 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 9.4% 253rd 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 17.2% 254th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 74.7% 3rd 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 17th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.6% 202nd 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 19th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.0% 59th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 9.0% 32nd 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 15.1% 255th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 52.8% 80th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.7% 126th 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 13,745 15th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 27.4% 147th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 11,917 18th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 40.1% 244th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $71,700 233rd $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.6 35th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $14,646 251st $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $27,661 246th $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 32.3% 11th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,191 51st 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $94,547 112th $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $2,574 179th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $16,198 73rd $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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