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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Chester PA General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||34,046||12,773,801|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||33,972||12,702,379|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||0.2%||0.6%|
|Population, 2010 ||33,972||12,702,379|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||8.1%||5.7%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||27.2%||22.0%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||10.4%||15.4%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||52.8%||51.3% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||17.2%||81.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||74.7%||10.8%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.4%||0.2%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.6%||2.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.1%||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||3.0%||1.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||9.0%||5.7%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||15.1%||79.5% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||82.5%||88.0%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||4.0%||6.0%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||10.0%||10.3%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||80.3%||88.7%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||9.9%||27.5%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||1,756||943,417|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||23.2||25.9|
|Housing units, 2010 ||13,745||5,567,315|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||38.5%||69.8%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||30.0%||20.5%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$68,400||$164,700|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||11,817||4,958,427|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.59||2.48|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$15,464||$28,502|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$27,249||$52,548|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||33.4%||13.3%|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||1,191||981,501|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||4.6%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.3%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||5.1%||3.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||2.3%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||35.9%||27.0% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||D||234,840,418|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||114,262||142,859,202|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||94,547||166,842,778|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$2,574||$13,323|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||16,198||19,625,449|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||4.84||44,742.70|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||7,020.5||283.9|
|FIPS Code ||13208||42|
|Counties ||Delaware County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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