Living in Chester, PA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Chester SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
4
Commute
8

Chester, PA Crime Report

1,625
Total Crimes
4,767.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
85.61%
Above National Average

Chester, PA Cost Of Living

95
Chester's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Chester, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a population of 33,972 at the 2010 census. Incorporated in 1682, Chester sits on the western bank of the Delaware River between the cities of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.
Population
33,977
Unemployment
14.8%
Poverty
33.6%
Median Home
$67,800
Median Income
$30,949
Median Rent
$834

Chester, PA Photos

Source: Public Domain
Source: Public Domain
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Chester in Pennsylvania

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Map Of Chester, PA

Population over time in Chester

Year Population % Change
2017 33,977 -0.4%
2016 34,102 0.1%
2015 34,056 0.1%
2014 34,016 0.0%
2013 34,007 -0.0%
2012 34,011 -0.3%
2011 34,127 -0.6%
2010 34,336 -0.4%
2009 34,464 -
Crime/100k Chester PA USA
Violent Crime 1390.6 306.0 368.9
Murder 52.8 6.1 5.0
Robbery 466.5 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 839.0 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 3376.7 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 1032.7 211.6 376.0
Larceny 1830.6 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 513.4 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Chester

White
16.5% (5,621)
African American
68.3% (23,221)
American Indian
0.0% (12)
Asian
0.9% (308)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (80)
Two Or More
2.0% (691)
Hispanic
11.9% (4,044)
Race Chester PA USA
White 16.5% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 68.3% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.0% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 11.9% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Chester, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
16.1% (546,178)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.2% (312,519)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.2% (549,391)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.5% (459,432)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.6% (564,579)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.4% (490,684)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.3% (246,802)
$100,000 to $149,999
4.4% (151,002)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.5% (49,652)
$200,000 or more
0.8% (27,454)
Income Chester PA USA
Less than $10,000 16.1% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.2% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.2% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.5% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.6% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.4% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.3% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 4.4% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.5% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.8% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in Chester

Female
50.1% (17,030)
Male
49.9% (16,947)
Gender Chester PA USA
Female 50.1% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Chester for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (2,038)
9-12th Grade
13.0% (4,417)
High School / GED
46.0% (15,629)
Some College
19.0% (6,455)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (1,698)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (2,718)
Master's Degree
3.0% (1,019)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Chester PA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 13.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 46.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Chester

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

ChesterWolf The Griffin

This is outdated Chester Pennsylvania which is where I'm from as you can see in my Avatar name. A new survey conducted in 2017 says Chester is number 17 Min unemployment 6 out of every 10 citizens are jobless. The EPA has actually considered putting Chester on the list of top 10 most polluted cities in the world the air pollution in Chester has reached record highs. Chester is also one of the most politically corrupt cities in America. Chester also has the highest homicide and murder rates pertinent next to Chicago. In 2014 Chester crime rate reached an all-time high there were more than 276 murders during the 2014 and 2015 years the United States National Guard and army actually had to patrol the streets of Chester Pennsylvania for 6 years straight they were literally driving around and military-style vehicles..


Duane Armstrong

I was born in Chester went to visit November 2016 stayed till April 2017 and went back to Atlanta will never go back to Chester pa ever in my life again

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