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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: 7,162 (6,716 occupied: 2,519 owner occupied, 4,354 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

63%
State:

31%

Housing density: 3,891 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $741,167.

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


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $995


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

Housing units in West Chester with a mortgage: 1,725 (27 second mortgage, 316 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 791

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $120,537

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $64,264

Median monthly housing costs: $1,241


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West Chester, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $336,775 (it was $141,100 in 2000)
West Chester:

$336,775
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $254,766 - $430,155

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: 1941

Median year apartment built: 1941

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,596
  • In family households: 7,705 (1,113 male householders, 1,379 female householders)
    1,673 spouses, 2,663 children (2,606 natural, 16 adopted, 45 stepchildren), 148 grandchildren, 279 brothers or sisters, 53 parents, 214 other relatives, 331 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,233 (1,965 male householders (950 living alone)), 2,287 female householders (1,328 living alone)), 3,882 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,510

Size of family households: 1,183 2-persons, 639 3-persons, 410 4-persons, 121 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,278 1-person, 1,239 2-persons, 238 3-persons, 324 4-persons, 31 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

1,177 married couples with children.
619 single-parent households (174 men, 445 women).

89.2% of residents of West Chester speak English at home.
7.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 40% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (36% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 43% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,465 (7.5%)
(24.4% 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:

3.6
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 3122 bedrooms
  • 1,2073 bedrooms
  • 6614 bedrooms
  • 2765+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population

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

  • 353no bedroom
  • 1,7301 bedroom
  • 1,4532 bedrooms
  • 6173 bedrooms
  • 1544 bedrooms
  • 715+ 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:

  • 58no vehicle
  • 8391 vehicle
  • 1,2992 vehicles
  • 2423 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population

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

  • 782no vehicle
  • 1,8331 vehicle
  • 1,2082 vehicles
  • 4343 vehicles
  • 234 vehicles
  • 565+ 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
  • 93 rooms
  • 754 rooms
  • 4295 rooms
  • 4906 rooms
  • 5087 rooms
  • 4078 rooms
  • 5689+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population

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

  • 3471 room
  • 6032 rooms
  • 1,2903 rooms
  • 1,0514 rooms
  • 4435 rooms
  • 3456 rooms
  • 1247 rooms
  • 768 rooms
  • 1459+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to West Chester population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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
  • 706Less than $10,000
  • 387$10,000 to $14,999
  • 421$15,000 to $19,999
  • 388$20,000 to $24,999
  • 202$25,000 to $29,999
  • 344$30,000 to $34,999
  • 280$35,000 to $39,999
  • 298$40,000 to $44,999
  • 132$45,000 to $49,999
  • 497$50,000 to $59,999
  • 571$60,000 to $74,999
  • 626$75,000 to $99,999
  • 634$100,000 to $124,999
  • 422$125,000 to $149,999
  • 334$150,000 to $199,999
  • 343$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
  • 9$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 21$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7$80,000 to $89,999
  • 18$90,000 to $99,999
  • 62$100,000 to $124,999
  • 29$125,000 to $149,999
  • 46$150,000 to $174,999
  • 139$175,000 to $199,999
  • 229$200,000 to $249,999
  • 421$250,000 to $299,999
  • 748$300,000 to $399,999
  • 380$400,000 to $499,999
  • 286$500,000 to $749,999
  • 60$750,000 to $999,999
  • 7$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
  • 26Less than $100
  • 7$100 to $149
  • 55$150 to $199
  • 41$200 to $249
  • 100$250 to $299
  • 27$300 to $349
  • 4$350 to $399
  • 48$400 to $449
  • 91$450 to $499
  • 10$500 to $549
  • 35$550 to $599
  • 99$600 to $649
  • 150$650 to $699
  • 229$700 to $749
  • 140$750 to $799
  • 317$800 to $899
  • 393$900 to $999
  • 1,074$1,000 to $1,249
  • 557$1,250 to $1,499
  • 495$1,500 to $1,999
  • 228$2,000 to $2,499
  • 58$2,500 to $2,999
  • 4$3,000 to $3,499
  • 37$3,500 or more
  • 124No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 6462010 or later
  • 5272000 to 2009
  • 2141990 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: 312
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,641
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,967
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,583
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,430
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 488
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 836
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 209
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 408
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 806
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 560
  • 90 or more minutes: 86
West Chester, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 71.9%
Number of people working at home: 586 (5.3% of all workers)

West Chester mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 10,815 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,140 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 221 (2%)
  • Railroad: 36 (0%)
  • Taxi: 101 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 30 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,407 (10%)
  • Worked at home: 586 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 1,161
 Italian: 845
 German: 686
 American: 383
 English: 308
 Polish: 218
 European: 179
 Scotch-Irish: 142
 African: 139
 Eastern European: 106
 Ethiopian: 91
 Russian: 81
 Greek: 69
 Lithuanian: 63
 Dutch: 56
 Ukrainian: 55
 Scottish: 49
 French (except Basque): 42
 Swiss: 41
 Pennsylvania German: 38
 Haitian: 38
 French Canadian: 37
 British: 26
 Czechoslovakian: 24
 Bahamian: 20
 Danish: 19
 Jamaican: 19
 Hungarian: 17
 Slavic: 16
 Swedish: 13
 Egyptian: 12
 Zimbabwean: 11
 Portuguese: 8
 Slovak: 8
 Ghanaian: 8
 Lebanese: 7
 Czech: 7
 Slovene: 7
 Austrian: 7
 Norwegian: 6
 Welsh: 6
 West Indian: 5

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

  • 36%Mexico
  • 7%India
  • 6%Peru
  • 6%Ethiopia
  • 6%Liberia
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Colombia

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

  • This state: 12,916
  • Other state: 4,731
  • Northeast: 2,740
  • Midwest: 536
  • South: 1,172
  • West: 281

66% 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, 71% lived in Pennsylvania.

West Chester:

66.4%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 62
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 21
  • 5th and 6th grade: 113
  • 7th and 8th grade: 55
  • 9th grade: 42
  • 10th grade: 30
  • 11th grade: 30
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 22
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 951
  • Less than 1 year of college: 76
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 417
  • Associate degree: 248
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,814
  • Master's degree: 384
  • Professional school degree: 225
  • Doctorate degree: 91

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 43
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3
  • 5th and 6th grade: 46
  • 7th and 8th grade: 52
  • 9th grade: 53
  • 10th grade: 45
  • 11th grade: 52
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 9
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 970
  • Less than 1 year of college: 118
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 493
  • Associate degree: 318
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,635
  • Master's degree: 746
  • Professional school degree: 83
  • Doctorate degree: 91

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.4%Males
  • 10.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 16.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 12.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 7.4%Females
West Chester marital status for males
West Chester marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,430
  • One, attached: 2,120
  • Two: 485
  • 3 or 4: 727
  • 5 to 9: 430
  • 10 to 19: 590
  • 20 to 49: 566
  • 50 or more: 831
  • Mobile homes: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,896

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 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 (58.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.7%)
  • Electricity (9.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Electricity (59.6%)
  • Utility gas (28.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 121
Here:

16.8%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

12.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 251
Here:

3.5%
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)