Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA

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2022 Population
122,649
11.3% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
6.42%
1.65% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$111,006
4.37% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$488,900
8.81% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
59,986
16.3% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA had a population of 123k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $111,006. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA declined from 138,327 to 122,649, a −11.3% decrease and its median household income declined from $116,082 to $111,006, a −4.37% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.98%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.23%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), and White (Hispanic) (1.81%).

9.72% of the households in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are West Chester University of Pennsylvania (4,930 degrees awarded in 2022) and Chester County Intermediate Unit (418427) (49 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was $488,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%.

Most people in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is home to a population of 123k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.21% of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (10.1k people).

In 2022, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.2k people) in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.34k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are Spanish (3,350 households), Hindi (810 households), and Gujarati (789 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
59,684
Women
51.1%
57,101
Men
48.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 116,785 inhabitants, with 48.9% men, and 51.1% women.

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Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
94.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99.2k ± 1.42k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.34k ± 912
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.41k ± 1.03k
4.36%
Hispanic Population
5.35k people

In 2022, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.2k people) in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.34k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.36% of the people in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are hispanic (5.35k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    4,288 ± 1,578 people
  2. Mexico
    869 ± 721 people
  3. China
    853 ± 714 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was India, the natal country of 4,288 Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents, followed by Mexico with 869 and China with 853.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.1k people
10.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.3k people

As of 2022, 8.21% of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents (10.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 10.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,350 households (2.87%)
  2. Hindi
    810 households (0.693%)
  3. Gujarati
    789 households (0.675%)

9.72% of the households in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was Spanish. 2.87% of the households in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,826 ± 268
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    934 ± 235
  3. Korea
    454 ± 148

Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA employs 60k people. The largest industries in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are Elementary & secondary schools (4,520 people), Computer Systems Design (3,887 people), and Construction (2,839 people), and the highest paying industries are Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories ($264,168), Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($234,239), and Data processing, hosting & related services ($225,717).

Males in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $85,089. The income inequality in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.495, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
33,347
Women
47.3%
37,208
Men
52.7%

The workforce of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA in 2020 was 70,555 people, with 47.3% woman, and 52.7% men.

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Occupations

60k
2022 Value
−16.3%
1 Year decline
± −16.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −16.3%, from 71.7k employees to 60k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, are Other managers (2,272 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,956 people), and Software developers (1,830 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60k
2022 Value
−16.3%
1 Year decline
± −16.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −16.3%, from 71.7k employees to 60k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,520 people), Computer Systems Design (3,887 people), and Construction (2,839 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$79,293
Median earning men ± $4,801
$50,823
Median earning women ± $2,164

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($124,375), Manufacturing ($115,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($112,177).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($79,208), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,643), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,077).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA awarded 4,979 degrees. The student population of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,788 male students and 10,576 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are White (3,719 and 75.2%), followed by Black or African American (563 and 11.4%), Hispanic or Latino (289 and 5.85%), and Asian (153 and 3.1%).

The largest universities in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are West Chester University of Pennsylvania (4,930 and 99%) and Chester County Intermediate Unit (418427) (49 and 0.984%).

The most popular majors in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are General Business Administration & Management (505 and 10.1%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (264 and 5.3%), and General Psychology (257 and 5.16%).

The median tuition cost in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA for a public four year colleges is $7,716 for in-state students and $19,290 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 17,364 (39.1% men and 60.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 17,364 students enrolled in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, 39.1% men and 60.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,638 records, of which 60.4% were women and 39.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was General Sales, Distribution, & Marketing Operations with 239 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,930 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Chester University of Pennsylvania with 4,930 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,764 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, which is 0.549 times less than the 3,215 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,719 degrees mean that there were 6.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 563 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,716) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,811) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.128% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.191% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (33k), Graduate Degree (20.7k), and High School or Equivalent (17.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was $488,900 in 2022, which is 1.73 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $449,300 to $488,900, a 8.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is 65.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is $111,006. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

Property

$488,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,161
$32,121
Median Property Taxes
±$952

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Rent vs Own

65.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.5% of the housing units in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

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Household Income

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$111,006
Median Household Income
± $5,549
49k
Number of Households
± 1,651

In 2022, the median household income of the 49k households in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA declined from $111,006 from the previous year's value of $116,082.

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Wage Distribution

0.495
2022 Wage GINI in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA
0.496
2021 Wage GINI in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA

In 2022, the income inequality in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 0.495 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.293% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.9%)
  3. Carpooled (4.45%)

In 2022, 70.4% of workers in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.9%) and those who carpooled to work (4.45%).

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA (7.51k out of 117k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.1% of the population of Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 63.9% on employee plans, 5.25% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.2% under 18 years, 25.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.86%
Uninsured
63.9%
Employer Coverage
5.25%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.06%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA declined by 11.4% from 3.23% to 2.86%.

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