Chester, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 34,046 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 
Males: 16,124  (47.4%)
Females: 17,922  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  30.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 19013.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,581 (it was $25,703 in 2000)
Chester:

$27,581
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,651 (it was $13,052 in 2000)

Chester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $66,501 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Chester:

$66,501
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $271,902; Detached houses: $338,956; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,444; In 2-unit structures: $170,420; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $254,846; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,169; Mobile homes: $13,543

Median gross rent in 2013: $792.

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  • Races in Chester, PA (2013)

    Chester races chart
    • 26,06776.3%Black alone
    • 4,85614.2%White alone
    • 3,0939.1%Hispanic
    • 7532.2%Two or more races
    • 1050.3%Asian alone
    • 480.1%Other race alone
    • 250.07%American Indian alone

Races in Chester detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chester: 101.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (3.9%), Italian (3.3%), German (3.2%), English (1.4%), West Indian (1.3%), Subsaharan African (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/13/1866

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 4.85 square miles.

Population density: 7,026 people per square mile   (high).

Chester,PA real estate house value index trend

Chester, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Chester:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester city:

  • Never married: 58.0%
  • Now married: 22.8%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

1,358 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.6% Africa, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

4.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 98 registered sex offenders living in Chester, Pennsylvania as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 347 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,471 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,127 (1.9%)

Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brandywine, DE (7.8 miles , pop. 78,620).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (16.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Upland borough, PA (0.9 miles ), Chester Township, PA (1.1 miles ), Parkside borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Eddystone borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Brookhaven borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Trainer borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Woodlyn, PA (1.6 miles ), Village Green-Green Ridge, PA (1.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $41,100
  • 2000: 122 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $189,900
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $53,000
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2008: 108 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2009: 69 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $66,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.85 N, Longitude: 75.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -266 (-0.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,445 (21.2%)

Chester household income distribution Chester home values distribution

Crime rates in Chester by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1219151827171424212222
per 100,000 32.451.240.648.573.446.438.364.361.664.364.6
Rapes 3131342125422531231729
per 100,000 83.783.591.956.667.9114.668.483.167.549.785.2
Robberies 162170229241231237194206214217236
per 100,000 437.6457.7619.1649.8627.7646.9531.1552.2627.9633.8693.4
Assaults 472511656704662759734650N/A464444
per 100,000 1,275.11,375.91,773.41,898.01,799.02,071.62,009.41,742.3N/A1,355.21,304.5
Burglaries 239396480444437450488466554465354
per 100,000 645.71,066.31,297.61,197.11,187.51,228.21,335.91,249.11,625.61,358.11,040.0
Thefts 646616710740635714632638626636697
per 100,000 1,745.21,658.61,919.41,995.11,725.61,948.81,730.11,710.11,836.91,857.52,047.8
Auto thefts 312278290284258224179148142102130
per 100,000 842.9748.5784.0765.7701.1611.4490.0396.7416.7297.9381.9
Arson 3127362531304033262621
per 100,000 83.772.797.367.484.281.9109.588.576.375.961.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.0) 723.7808.3955.9972.8989.11039.0924.1926.4999.6849.8879.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 113 (103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
Pennsylvania average:

2.58

Chester tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.3%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -5,126 (-12.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Chester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chester, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/22/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 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 F3 tornado 16.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chester-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from Chester center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 288.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 287.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.3 miles away from Chester center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 331.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Delaware County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chester topographic map

Birthplace of: Bo Ryan - Basketball player-coach, David Dixon Porter - Navy admiral, Samuel Barber - Composer, Sylvanus Morley - Archaeologist, Vince Papale - Player of football, Alex North - Composer, Edwin D. Woolley - Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Arlen Harris - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Apr 22, 1980), Ed Blizzard - Lawyer, Ben Davis (baseball) - Baseball player.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Chester: George W. Roosevelt, George W. Walton, James E. Engle, James W. Reese.

Hospitals and medical centers in Chester:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOSPICE (2600 WEST NINTH STREET)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF CHESTER (provides emergency services, 9TH & WILSON STREETS)
  • CROZER HOSPICE (ONE MEDICAL CENTER BOULEVARD)
  • CHESTER CARE CENTER (15TH STREET AND SHAW TERR)
  • THE BELVEDERE CENTER, GENESIS HEALTHCARE (2507 CHESTNUT STREET)

Amtrak stations near Chester:

  • 12 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.
  • 13 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.
  • 13 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.

Operable nuclear power plants near Chester:

  • 20 miles: Salem 2 in Salem, NJ.
  • 20 miles: Hope Creek in Salem, NJ.
  • 20 miles: Salem 1 in Salem, NJ.

College/University in Chester:

  • Widener University-Main Campus (Full-time enrollment: 4,051; Location: One University Place; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.widener.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chester:

  • Neumann University (about 4 miles; Aston, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,622)
  • Delaware County Community College (about 9 miles; Media, PA; FT enrollment: 8,419)
  • University of the Sciences (about 12 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 2,464)
  • University of Pennsylvania (about 12 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 25,693)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 13 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Drexel University (about 13 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 22,969)
  • Saint Joseph's University (about 13 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 7,329)

Public high schools in Chester:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chester:

  • DREXEL NEWMAN ACADEMY (Students: 209; Location: 1901 POTTER ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CENTER FOR SELF DEVELOPMENT (Students: 67; Location: 1605 W 3RD ST; Grades: PK - 4)
  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 51; Location: 700 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: KG - 3)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 35; Location: 1 UNIVERSITY PL; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SHILOH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 703 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Chester, School District: CHESTER-UPLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Chester:

  • J. LEWIS CROZER LIBRARY (Operating income: $320,328; Location: 620 ENGLE ST; 51,325 books; 920 audio materials; 1,238 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 28 other licensed databases; 88 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Chester: Waterville (A), Lamokin (B), Lamokin Street Station (C), Tilghman Street Station (D), Highland Avenue Station (E), Chester State Correctional Institution (F), Chester Station (G), Old Chester Courthouse (H), Widener University Technology Park (I), Thurlow Station (J), Keystone Center (K), Chester Police Department (L), Chester Bureau of Fire Station 81 (M), Chester Bureau of Fire Station 82 (N), J Lewis Crozer Library (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chester include: Grace Church (A), Blessed Katharine Drexel Church (B), Bethany Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rural Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Chester Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Chester include: Crozier Park (1), Washington Park (2), Deshong Park (3), Veterans Memorial Park (4), Chester Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (I 95 Exit 6), Highland Motel (1998 Concord Road).

Delaware County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 118. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

118
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.296. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.296
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 17.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.23. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.23
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.0248. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0248
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chester and their reported violations in the past:

CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 138,100, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.7%
(35.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.4% for Black residents, 54.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.5% for other race residents, 69.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Chester in 2010:

  • 1,356 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,185 people in state prisons
  • 229 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 154 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 143 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 60 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Chester in 2000:

  • 1,209 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 967 people in state prisons
  • 387 people in nursing homes
  • 315 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 8 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in institutions for the blind

Chester, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Chester compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Chester (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Chester Branch at 501 Avenue Of The States, branch established on 1954/02/09. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Bryn Mawr Trust Company: Chester Branch at 23 East Fifth Street, branch established on 1981/12/31. Info updated 2010/07/09: Bank assets: $1,755.3 mil, Deposits: $1,387.9 mil, headquarters in Bryn Mawr, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Widener University Branch at 1410 Providence Avenue, branch established on 2010/01/14. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Chester travel time to work - commute Chester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Chester:

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Religion statistics for Chester city (based on Delaware County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic262,50650
Mainline Protestant52,224169
Evangelical Protestant24,456136
Other9,00927
Black Protestant5,61739
Orthodox5,0968
None200,071-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 103
Delaware County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 83
Delaware County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Delaware County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 313
Here:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Delaware County:

25.7%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$56,518$84,7770$0
Other Government Administration 16$60,084$45,0630$0
Judicial and Legal 5$17,397$41,7530$0
Police Protection - Officers 98$650,580$79,6630$0
Police - Other 16$64,690$48,51874$53,272
Firefighters 62$380,123$73,5720$0
Fire - Other 3$17,552$70,2080$0
Streets and Highways 30$77,131$30,8520$0
Health 18$69,602$46,4010$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,774$45,2880$0
Parks and Recreation 29$82,703$34,2220$0
Totals for Government 286$1,480,154$62,10474$53,272

Chester government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,821,000 ($288.46)
    Fire Protection: $4,206,000 ($123.54)
    General - Other: $3,713,000 ($109.06)
    Regular Highways: $2,587,000 ($75.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,947,000 ($57.19)
    Central Staff Services: $1,107,000 ($32.51)
    Health Services - Other: $1,057,000 ($31.05)
    General Public Buildings: $935,000 ($27.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $798,000 ($23.44)
    Financial Administration: $629,000 ($18.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $584,000 ($17.15)
    Housing & Community Development: $22,000 ($0.65)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $21,000 ($0.62)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $5,992,000 ($176.00)
    Benefit Payments: $3,285,000 ($96.49)
    Withdrawals: $97,000 ($2.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $25,000 ($0.73)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($0.21)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,988,000 ($410.86)

Chester government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,815,000 ($53.31)
    All Other: $386,000 ($11.34)
    Parking Facilities: $154,000 ($4.52)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $1,292,000 ($37.95)
    Local Employee Contribution: $524,000 ($15.39)
    From Local Government: $229,000 ($6.73)
    Interest Revenue: $-3,593,000 ($-105.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($1.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $107,000 ($3.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $750,000 ($22.03)
    Interest Earnings: $56,000 ($1.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,587,000 ($46.61)
    Highways: $953,000 ($27.99)
    Health & Hospitals: $539,000 ($15.83)
    General Support: $529,000 ($15.54)
  • Tax - Property: $8,256,000 ($242.50)
    Individual Income: $7,546,000 ($221.64)
    NEC: $783,000 ($23.00)

Chester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $38,617,000 ($1134.26)
    Total Federal Securities: $4,518,000 ($132.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,537,000 ($45.14)

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($508 average AGI)
Delaware County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Philadelphia County, PA  1.52% ($39,395 average AGI)
from Chester County, PA  0.47% ($75,682)
from Montgomery County, PA  0.41% ($65,892)


4.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($653 average AGI)
Delaware County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Philadelphia County, PA  1.28% ($35,024 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.65% ($78,925)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.48% ($63,096)

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.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIP (610 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WTMR (800 AM; 5 kW; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: WTMR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFIL (560 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chester:

  • W278AK (103.5 FM; VILLAGE GREEN, PA; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDNR (89.5 FM; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WIDENER COLLEGE)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, 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)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, 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.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • 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.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)
  • W33BT (Channel 33; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 57Number of bridges
  • 1,841m6,040ftTotal length
  • $64,000Total costs
  • 1,282,302Total average daily traffic
  • 119,810Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 271960-1969
  • 141970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 72010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chester, PA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chester)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chester, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chester)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chester)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED61$89,85226$77,19295$81,34726$29,6921$291,00044$82,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$92,6671$23,00017$69,1184$25,7500$03$51,6670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$72,60017$71,176141$78,32673$16,6440$040$44,6001$2,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$77,6678$53,62556$76,5188$32,2500$012$54,6671$50,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$81,0000$016$79,6254$62,2500$02$28,5000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 14 tracts in Chester, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$137,5002$138,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$49,0001$62,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$91,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 522
  • Hazardous Condition: 345
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Chester

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chester, PA
Most common first names in Chester, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John71670.7 years
William64871.7 years
Mary62478.3 years
James52169.4 years
Joseph41071.7 years
Charles32171.1 years
George29171.7 years
Robert25867.5 years
Helen23376.5 years
Anna22778.4 years
Most common last names in Chester, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson26769.1 years
Smith19771.0 years
Jones19472.2 years
Williams17368.9 years
Brown17073.2 years
Davis15269.8 years
Thomas11170.5 years
Wilson10270.3 years
Jackson9971.0 years
Harris9770.6 years
Businesses in Chester, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Penske1
AutoZone1Quiznos1
Best Western1Rite Aid2
Cricket Wireless2True Value2
Days Inn1U-Haul2
FedEx4UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets7

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  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #92 (19013) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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