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Population (year 2000): 17,861. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,047 (+1.0% change)
Males: 8,382 (46.9%), Females: 9,479 (53.1%)

Chester County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 24.6 years
Median household income: $37,803 (year 2000)
Median house value: $140,400 (year 2000)

West Chester, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in West Chester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (71.6%)
  • Black (17.1%)
  • Hispanic (8.9%)
  • Other race (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (20.7%), German (18.0%), Italian (14.2%), English (9.3%), Polish (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

New! Chester, Pennsylvania forum

Elevation: 459 feet

Land area: 1.8 square miles

West

For population 25 years and over in West Chester

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Chester borough

  • Never married: 61.7%
  • Now married: 24.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

5.1% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 0.8% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -210 (-1.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: DE Wilmington, (15.0 miles pop. 72,664).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (31.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Goshen, PA (2.2 miles West PA (5.4 miles Exton, PA (7.1 miles Lionville-Marchwood, PA Downingtown, (7.7 miles PA (8.1 miles Malvern, PA (9.7 miles Paoli, Heights, PA (10.4 miles Chester PA (10.4 miles Thorndale,

Latitude: 39.96 N, Longitude: 75.61 W

Area codes: 610, 484


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.1%), Retail trade (13.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,394 (+7.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,538 (25.3%)


 

Crime in West Chester by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 16 17 13 12 20 12
    per 100,000 89.6 95.2 72.8 67.2 112.0 67.2
Robberies 37 30 41 43 48 33
    per 100,000 207.2 168.0 229.6 240.7 268.7 184.8
Assaults 42 73 55 46 49 43
    per 100,000 235.1 408.7 307.9 257.5 274.3 240.7
Burglaries 137 117 135 120 126 118
    per 100,000 767.0 655.1 755.8 671.9 705.4 660.7
Thefts 525 534 467 388 425 387
    per 100,000 2939.4 2989.8 2614.6 2172.3 2379.5 2166.7
Auto thefts 89 76 78 69 76 63
    per 100,000 498.3 425.5 436.7 386.3 425.5 352.7
361.7 369.7 352.0 315.4 358.9 291.6


Average climate in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West Chester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/22/1955, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the West Chester city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category 3 tornado 14.8 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Bam Margera, Bayard Rustin - (1912-1987), civil rights activist, Samuel Barber - (1910-1981), composer, Jim Furyk - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 5/12/70), Mike Queenan - College basketball player (Sacred Heart Pioneers).


Main business address for: FIRST CHESTER COUNTY CORP (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), AMKOR TECHNOLOGY INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), VWR International, Inc. (WHOLESALE-PROFESSIONAL & COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES), CEPHALON INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), ING USA ANNUITY & LIFE INSURANCE CO, ANIMAS CORP (ORTHOPEDIC, PROSTHETIC & SURGICAL APPLIANCES & SUPPLIES), NOBEL LEARNING COMMUNITIES INC (SERVICES-EDUCATIONAL SERVICES).


Hospital/medical center in West Chester:
  • CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL (701 EAST MARSHALL ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near West Chester:
  • BRYN MAWR REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; MALVERN, PA)
  • MAIN LINE HOSPITAL, INC PAOLI (about 11 miles; PAOLI, PA)
  • EUGENE DUPONT MEMORIAL DIVISION HOSP (about 12 miles; WILMINGTON, DE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Chester:
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 21 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; ID: ILG)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 27 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; ID: PHL)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 37 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Chester:
  • BRANDYWINE (about 4 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; ID: N99)
  • KEYSTONE (about 5 miles; EXTON, PA; ID: N02)
  • NEW GARDEN (about 15 miles; TOUGHKENAMON, PA; ID: N57)

Amtrak stations near West Chester:
  • 5 miles: EXTON (CREST AVE. OFF RTE. 100). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: DOWNINGTOWN (VIADUCT AVE.). Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: PAOLI (LANCASTER PIKE & S. VALLEY RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, 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
Streets and Highways 14 $39,845 $34,152 0 $0
Police - Other 11 $29,400 $32,072 4 $1,324
Police Protection - Officers 39 $232,204 $71,447 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 21 $65,143 $37,224 0 $0
Sewerage 22 $82,018 $44,737 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $7,802 $46,812 3 $1,672
Solid Waste Management 9 $27,031 $36,041 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $27,241 $54,482 2 $549
Totals for Government 124 $510,683 $49,420 9 $3,545


Colleges/Universities in West Chester:
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Full-time enrollment: 10,419; Location: UNIVERSITY AVENUE AND HIGH STREET; Public; Website: www.wcupa.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • GORDON PHILLIPS SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (FT enrollment: 52; Location: 313 W MARKET ST; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.EMPIREBEAUTY.COM)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near West Chester:
  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 6 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,042)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; MEDIA, PA; FT enrollment: 5,248)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 16 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 18 miles; CHESTER, PA; FT enrollment: 3,646)
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; VILLANOVA, PA; FT enrollment: 8,547)
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 20 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; FT enrollment: 3,087)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 25 miles; NEWARK, DE; FT enrollment: 3,817)
Public high schools in West Chester:
  • WEST CHESTER HENDERSON HS (Students: 1,961; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WEST CHESTER EAST HS (Students: 1,729; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in West Chester:
  • WEST CHESTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 1237 PAOLI PIKE; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in West Chester:
  • J R FUGETT MS (Students: 973; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • STETSON MS (Students: 967; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • E N PEIRCE MS (Students: 953; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • COLLEGIUM CS (Students: 805; Grades: KG - 10)
  • EAST GOSHEN EL SCH (Students: 588; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SARAH W STARKWEATHER EL SCH (Students: 571; Grades: KG - 05)
  • POCOPSON EL SCH (Students: 541; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HILLSDALE EL SCH (Students: 534; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MARY C HOWSE EL SCH (Students: 505; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST BRADFORD EL SCH (Students: 489; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in West Chester:
  • ST AGNES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 649; Location: 211 WEST GAY STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SS SIMON AND JUDE SCHOOL (Students: 640; Location: 6 CAVANAUGH COURT; Grades: KG - 8)
  • KANNER LEARNING CENTER (Students: 250; Location: 390 E BOOT RD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • GOSHEN FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: 814 N. CHESTER RD.; Grades: PK - 5)
  • WEST CHESTER FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 415 N HIGH ST; Grades: KG - 5)
  • KESHER ISRAEL CONGRGTN KDG (Students: 106; Location: 1000 POTTSTOWN PIKE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • GODDARD EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 57; Location: 630 SUGARS BRIDGE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WEST CHESTER NAZA CHRST SCH DC (Students: 56; Location: 202 DEAN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • DISCOVERY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 325 N FIVE POINTS; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HOLY TRINITY PARISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: 212 S HIGH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in West Chester:
  • WEST CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $308,820; Location: 415 NORTH CHURCH ST; 40,696 books; 1,382 audio materials; 335 video materials; 128 serial subscriptions)

Parks in West Chester include: Everhart Park (1), Marshall Square (2).


West Chester compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in West Chester:
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHE (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WEST CHESTER, PA; Owner: CHESTER COUNTY RADIO, 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)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCOJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; COATESVILLE, PA; Owner: WCOJ RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMC (1380 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRAN)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Chester:
  • WCUR (91.7 FM; WEST CHESTER, PA; Owner: STUDENT SERVICES, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • 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.)
  • WZZE (97.3 FM; GLEN MILLS, PA; Owner: GLEN MILLS SCHOOLS)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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)
  • WUSL (98.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around West 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.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)

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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