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West Chester, PA (Pennsylvania) Houses and Residents

West Chester,PA index of house prices

Total population: 19,189 (Urban population: 17,873, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 7,141 (6,679 occupied: 2,458 owner occupied, 4,363 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

64%
State:

31%

Housing density: 3,879 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $1,066,763.

Median contract rent in 2016: $630 (lower quartile is $516, upper quartile is $772)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,265


Median gross rent in West Chester, PA in 2016: $691

Housing units in West Chester with a mortgage: 1,754 (28 second mortgage, 305 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 703

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $111,661

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $64,890

Median monthly housing costs: $1,226


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West Chester, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $274,234 (it was $141,100 in 2000)
West Chester:

$274,234
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $190,374 - $357,064

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $375,148
Here:

$375,148
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $300,984
Here:

$300,984
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $500,925
Here:

$500,925
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,103,066
Here:

$1,103,066
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $535,675
Here:

$535,675
State:

$261,606
Median year house/condo built: 1940

Median year apartment built: 1941

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,426
  • In family households: 7,716 (1,142 male householders, 1,322 female householders)
    1,661 spouses, 2,856 children (2,769 natural, 24 adopted, 68 stepchildren), 125 grandchildren, 301 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 147 other relatives, 298 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,962 (1,953 male householders (1,047 living alone)), 2,287 female householders (1,427 living alone)), 3,671 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,514

Size of family households: 1,190 2-persons, 600 3-persons, 415 4-persons, 111 5-persons, 71 6-persons, 63 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,475 1-person, 1,081 2-persons, 243 3-persons, 292 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons.

1,237 married couples with children.
798 single-parent households (313 men, 485 women).

87.4% of residents of West Chester speak English at home.
8.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 36% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (29% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,390 (7.2%)
(27.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.0
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Chester, Pennsylvania:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 261 bedroom
  • 3232 bedrooms
  • 1,1073 bedrooms
  • 6414 bedrooms
  • 3165+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Chester, Pennsylvania:

  • 389no bedroom
  • 1,7321 bedroom
  • 1,4652 bedrooms
  • 6273 bedrooms
  • 1804 bedrooms
  • 555+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in West Chester in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 32no vehicle
  • 8721 vehicle
  • 1,2422 vehicles
  • 1983 vehicles
  • 644 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population

Cars and other vehicles available in West Chester in renter-occupied apartments

  • 831no vehicle
  • 1,9151 vehicle
  • 1,0682 vehicles
  • 4153 vehicles
  • 274 vehicles
  • 625+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in West Chester, Pennsylvania:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 83 rooms
  • 894 rooms
  • 4035 rooms
  • 4756 rooms
  • 4617 rooms
  • 3588 rooms
  • 6259+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Chester, Pennsylvania:

  • 3901 room
  • 5692 rooms
  • 1,3273 rooms
  • 1,0594 rooms
  • 4645 rooms
  • 3936 rooms
  • 1197 rooms
  • 628 rooms
  • 1179+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population

Year house built

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • West Chester, PA household income distribution

  • West Chester, PA household income distribution
  • 718Less than $10,000
  • 372$10,000 to $14,999
  • 370$15,000 to $19,999
  • 477$20,000 to $24,999
  • 236$25,000 to $29,999
  • 317$30,000 to $34,999
  • 289$35,000 to $39,999
  • 307$40,000 to $44,999
  • 133$45,000 to $49,999
  • 513$50,000 to $59,999
  • 535$60,000 to $74,999
  • 602$75,000 to $99,999
  • 533$100,000 to $124,999
  • 405$125,000 to $149,999
  • 343$150,000 to $199,999
  • 319$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in West Chester, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in West Chester, PA
  • 16Less than $10,000
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 13$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13$80,000 to $89,999
  • 15$90,000 to $99,999
  • 58$100,000 to $124,999
  • 26$125,000 to $149,999
  • 58$150,000 to $174,999
  • 146$175,000 to $199,999
  • 227$200,000 to $249,999
  • 430$250,000 to $299,999
  • 699$300,000 to $399,999
  • 361$400,000 to $499,999
  • 269$500,000 to $749,999
  • 53$750,000 to $999,999
  • 23$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in West Chester, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in West Chester, PA
  • 19Less than $100
  • 47$150 to $199
  • 41$200 to $249
  • 69$250 to $299
  • 49$300 to $349
  • 7$350 to $399
  • 41$400 to $449
  • 78$450 to $499
  • 23$500 to $549
  • 30$550 to $599
  • 116$600 to $649
  • 208$650 to $699
  • 170$700 to $749
  • 315$750 to $799
  • 320$800 to $899
  • 432$900 to $999
  • 836$1,000 to $1,249
  • 662$1,250 to $1,499
  • 484$1,500 to $1,999
  • 171$2,000 to $2,499
  • 42$2,500 to $2,999
  • 5$3,000 to $3,499
  • 40$3,500 or more
  • 142No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 5802010 or later
  • 5312000 to 2009
  • 1971990 to 1999
  • 1621980 to 1989
  • 871970 to 1979
  • 116Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population
West Chester commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 325
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,538
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,878
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,631
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,280
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 489
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 814
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 209
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 378
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 818
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 551
  • 90 or more minutes: 113
West Chester, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 71.9%
Number of people working at home: 572 (5.3% of all workers)

West Chester mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 10,892 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 1,301 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 191 (1%)
  • Railroad: 38 (0%)
  • Taxi: 79 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 38 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,485 (10%)
  • Worked at home: 572 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 1,048
 Italian: 791
 German: 696
 English: 433
 American: 267
 Polish: 237
 European: 132
 Scotch-Irish: 122
 African: 106
 Eastern European: 95
 Ethiopian: 94
 Russian: 83
 Lithuanian: 66
 Ukrainian: 62
 Dutch: 60
 Haitian: 52
 Scottish: 49
 Greek: 45
 Swiss: 40
 Bahamian: 31
 Pennsylvania German: 31
 French (except Basque): 30
 French Canadian: 28
 Czech: 27
 Hungarian: 18
 Jamaican: 18
 Slavic: 17
 Czechoslovakian: 15
 Egyptian: 15
 Zimbabwean: 13
 British: 11
 Slovak: 10
 Lebanese: 8
 Portuguese: 7
 Austrian: 7
 Danish: 6
 Slovene: 6
 Swedish: 6
 West Indian: 6
 Welsh: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 39%Mexico
  • 9%India
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Ethiopia
  • 4%Peru
  • 4%Liberia
  • 4%Colombia

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,847
  • Other state: 4,660
  • Northeast: 2,573
  • Midwest: 506
  • South: 1,269
  • West: 312

68% of West Chester residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Pennsylvania.

West Chester:

68.2%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 45
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 20
  • 5th and 6th grade: 120
  • 7th and 8th grade: 45
  • 9th grade: 48
  • 10th grade: 44
  • 11th grade: 46
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 19
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 992
  • Less than 1 year of college: 132
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 390
  • Associate degree: 270
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,924
  • Master's degree: 414
  • Professional school degree: 174
  • Doctorate degree: 119

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 56
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2
  • 5th and 6th grade: 63
  • 7th and 8th grade: 40
  • 9th grade: 55
  • 10th grade: 55
  • 11th grade: 58
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 9
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 918
  • Less than 1 year of college: 119
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 463
  • Associate degree: 336
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,558
  • Master's degree: 646
  • Professional school degree: 77
  • Doctorate degree: 116

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.8%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.4%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 35.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 8.5%Females
West Chester marital status for males
West Chester marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,443
  • One, attached: 2,057
  • Two: 427
  • 3 or 4: 760
  • 5 to 9: 474
  • 10 to 19: 525
  • 20 to 49: 569
  • 50 or more: 909
  • Mobile homes: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,896

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in West Chester:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in West Chester
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31.2%)
  • Electricity (10.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (66.8%)
  • Utility gas (24.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 114
Here:

15.6%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

10.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 246
Here:

3.6%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)