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Population (year 2000): 36,854. Estimated population in July 2005: 37,058 (+0.6% change)
Males: 17,362 (47.1%), Females: 19,492 (52.9%)

Delaware County

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Median resident age: 30.6 years
Median household income: $25,703 (year 2000)
Median house value: $43,100 (year 2000)

Chester, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Chester:

  • Black (75.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (17.9%)
  • Hispanic (5.4%)
  • Other race (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (5.2%), Italian (3.0%), German (2.8%), Subsaharan African (2.8%), Polish (1.4%), United States (1.3%).

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Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Chester,

For population 25 years and over in Chester

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester city

  • Never married: 45.2%
  • Now married: 31.1%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

2.5% Foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.5% Africa, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -5,126 (-12.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: DE Wilmington, (14.1 miles pop. 72,664).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (18.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: PA (0.8 miles Upland, PA (1.4 miles Parkside, Township, PA (1.5 miles Chester PA (2.1 miles Brookhaven, PA (2.3 miles Eddystone, PA (2.5 miles Trainer, PA (3.0 miles Woodlyn, Providence Township, PA (3.3 miles Nether


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 0 buildings
  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $41,100
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 122 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $189,900
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $53,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Latitude: 39.85 N, Longitude: 75.37 W


Chester, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.7%), Manufacturing (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,375 (-6.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,946 (23.0%)


 

Crime in Chester by Year

Type 1999 2002 2004
Murders 9 12 19
    per 100,000 24.4 32.6 51.6
Rapes 52 31 31
    per 100,000 141.1 84.1 84.1
Robberies 267 162 170
    per 100,000 724.5 439.6 461.3
Assaults 954 472 511
    per 100,000 2588.6 1280.7 1386.6
Burglaries 614 239 396
    per 100,000 1666.0 648.5 1074.5
Thefts 1,022 646 616
    per 100,000 2773.1 1752.9 1671.5
Auto thefts 467 312 278
    per 100,000 1267.2 846.6 754.3
1144.8 637.5 703.3


Average climate in Chester, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chester,

Chester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/22/1955, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Chester city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1961, a category 3 tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Arlen Harris - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Apr 22, 1980), Ethel Waters - (1896-1977), singer, Jameer Nelson - NBA player (Orlando Magic, born: Feb 9, 1982), Kevin Jones - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Aug 21, 1982), Dwayne Jones - College basketball player (Saint Joseph's Hawks), Kashif Payne - College basketball player (Toledo Rockets), Noel Wilmore - College basketball player (George Washington Colonials).


Hospital/medical center in Chester:
  • CROZER CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER (ONE MEDICAL CENTER BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chester:
  • RIDDLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; MEDIA, PA)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; DREXEL HILL, PA)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL - DELAWARE COUNTY (about 9 miles; DARBY, PA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chester:
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 10 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; ID: PHL)
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 21 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; ID: ILG)
  • TRENTON MERCER (about 49 miles; TRENTON, NJ; ID: TTN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chester:
  • PHILADELPHIA (about 7 miles; ESSINGTON, PA; ID: 9N2)
  • SPITFIRE AERODROME (about 8 miles; PEDRICKTOWN, NJ; ID: 7N7)
  • BRANDYWINE (about 17 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; ID: N99)

Amtrak stations near Chester:
  • 13 miles: ARDMORE (STATION RD. & LANCASTER AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: PHILADELPHIA (30TH & MARKET STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 3 $7,481 $29,924 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $5,647 $33,882 4 $2,746
Other and Unallocable 22 $53,334 $29,091 0 $0
Streets and Highways 26 $59,486 $27,455 0 $0
Financial Administration 16 $44,476 $33,357 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,126 $25,512 0 $0
Other Government Administration 18 $54,207 $36,138 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 3 $9,345 $37,380 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 98 $416,995 $51,060 0 $0
Police - Other 14 $30,099 $25,799 44 $17,433
Firefighters 60 $258,543 $51,708 0 $0
Health 23 $56,607 $29,534 0 $0
Totals for Government 286 $998,345 $41,888 48 $20,179


College/University in Chester:
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 3,646; Location: ONE UNIVERSITY PL; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.widener.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chester:
  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; MEDIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,248)
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; VILLANOVA, PA; FT enrollment: 8,547)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; FT enrollment: 5,115)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 15 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; FT enrollment: 19,324)
  • DREXEL UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; FT enrollment: 10,823)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 15 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • ART INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA (about 16 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; FT enrollment: 2,138)
Public high school in Chester:
  • CHESTER HS (Students: 1,526; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chester:
  • CHESTER COMMUNITY CS (Students: 1,016; Grades: KG - 06)
  • COLUMBUS EL SCH (Students: 836; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SHOWALTER MS (Students: 505; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SMEDLEY MS (Students: 440; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CHESTER CS (Students: 424; Grades: KG - 09)
  • PARRY MS (Students: 349; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WILLIAM PENN EL SCH (Students: 300; Grades: KG - 04)
  • STETSER EL SCH (Students: 232; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Chester:
  • BLESSED KATHARINE DREXEL (Students: 338; Location: 1901 POTTER STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS CHR SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 700 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • EAGLES NEST ACADEMY (Students: 46; Location: 3016 24 W 3RD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY CLD DEV CTR (Students: 36; Location: ONE UNIVERSITY PLACE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FAITH TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 2512 W SECOND ST; Grades: 1 - 7)
  • THOMAS M THOMAS ELC SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 1408 W THIRD STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Chester:
  • J LEWIS CROZER LIBRARY (Operating income: $328,333; Location: 620 ENGLE ST; 44,570 books; 245 audio materials; 3,360 video materials; 121 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Chester: Tilghman Street Station (A), Highland Avenue Station (B), Lamokin (C), Lamokin Street Station (D), Thurlow Station (E).

Churches in Chester include: Grace Church (A), Bethany Church (B).

Cemetery: Rural Cemetery (1).

Creeks: Ridley Creek (A), Chester Creek (B).

Parks in Chester include: Crozier Park (1), Veterans Memorial Park (2), Washington Park (3), Deshong Park (4), Chester Park (5).


Chester compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Chester:
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPWA (1590 AM; 3 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: MOUNT OCEAN MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WFIL (560 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WIP (610 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WTMC (1380 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRAN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDNR (89.5 FM; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WIDENER COLLEGE)
  • W278AK (103.5 FM; VILLAGE GREEN, PA; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSRN-FM (91.5 FM; SWARTHMORE, PA; Owner: SWARTHMORE COLLEGE)
  • WUSL (98.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chester:
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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