Statewide Claims to Fame

West Chester is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

West Chester is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

West Chester is 17th in Pennsylvania out of 187 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

West Chester is 19th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
West Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 18,857 32nd 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 1.9 183rd 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 10,000.5 6th 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
West Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 4.1% 240th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 11.9% 247th 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 7.7% 254th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
West Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 90.1% 116th 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 45.3% 34th 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
West Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 78.7% 207th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 12.1% 47th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 133rd 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.4% 119th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 204th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.4% 82nd 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 13.4% 19th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 72.1% 216th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
West Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 51.7% 168th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.4% 65th 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
West Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 6,762 47th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 53.8% 6th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 6,806 41st 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 38.0% 251st 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $292,800 22nd $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.2 171st 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
West Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $24,576 132nd $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $46,079 141st $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 24.1% 44th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
West Chester Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,071 21st 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $102,796 101st $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $5,592 152nd $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $63,855 17th $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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