West Chester, PA
Community & Region
-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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West Chester PA General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||18,968||12,773,801|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||18,461||12,702,379|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||2.7%||0.6%|
|Population, 2010 ||18,461||12,702,379|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||4.1%||5.7%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||11.9%||22.0%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||7.7%||15.4%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||51.7%||51.3% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||78.7%||81.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||12.1%||10.8%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.2%||0.2%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||1.4%||2.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||2.4%||1.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||13.4%||5.7%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||72.1%||79.5% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||70.4%||88.0%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||8.1%||6.0%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||13.5%||10.3%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||89.5%||88.7%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||45.6%||27.5%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||635||943,417|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||20.2||25.9|
|Housing units, 2010 ||6,762||5,567,315|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||36.1%||69.8%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||53.2%||20.5%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$292,200||$164,700|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||6,641||4,958,427|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.31||2.48|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$24,281||$28,502|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$45,141||$52,548|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||27.6%||13.3%|
|Business Attributes||West Chester||Pennsylvania|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||2,071||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 ||S||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 ||26.0%||27.0% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||0||234,840,418|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||83,133||142,859,202|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||102,796||166,842,778|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$5,592||$13,323|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||63,855||19,625,449|
|Geographic Attributes||West Chester||Pennsylvania|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||1.85||44,742.70|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||10,000.5||283.9|
|FIPS Code ||82704||42|
|Counties ||Chester 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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