Chester City PUMA, PA

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Population

145,912

0.129% growth

Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$50,850

2.58% growth

Poverty Rate

17.8%


Number of Employees

64,382

0.781% decline

Median Property Value

$140,200

0.43% growth

About

In 2017, Chester City PUMA, PA had a population of 146k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $50,850. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chester City PUMA, PA grew from 145,724 to 145,912, a 0.129% increase and its median household income grew from $49,569 to $50,850, a 2.58% increase.

The population of Chester City PUMA, PA is 57.2% White Alone, 33.2% Black or African American Alone, and 5.34% Hispanic or Latino. 8.56% of the people in Chester City PUMA, PA speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chester City PUMA, PA are Widener University (1,564 degrees awarded in 2016), All-State Career School-Lester (274 degrees), and All-State Career School-Allied Health Campus (220 degrees).

The median property value in Chester City PUMA, PA is $140,200, and the homeownership rate is 61.2%. Most people in Chester City PUMA, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Chester City PUMA, PA is N/A per household.

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Economy

The economy of Chester City PUMA, PA employs 64.4k people. The largest industries in Chester City PUMA, PA are Restaurants & Food Services (4,771 people), Hospitals (4,227 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,773 people), and the highest paying industries are Petroleum refining ($104,285), Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($97,033), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($95,405).

Median household income in Chester City PUMA, PA is $50,850. Males in Chester City PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,712. The income inequality in Chester City PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.406, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,850

2017 value

± $1,095

2.58%

1 Year Growth

± 3.52%

Households in Chester City PUMA, PA have a median annual income of $50,850, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,569 in 2016, which represents a 2.58% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$53,886

Average Male Salary

± $5,474

$45,712

Average Female Salary

± $5,415

In 2017, full-time male employees in Chester City PUMA, PA made 1.18 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,614 ± $4,385

  2. Asian

    $43,097 ± $25,859

  3. Two or More Races

    $37,903 ± $22,342

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Chester City PUMA, PA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.406

2017 Wage GINI

0.408

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Chester City PUMA, PA was 0.406 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.516% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Chester City PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Chester City PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chester City PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $107,007, followed by Bucks County (Central) PUMA, PA and King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA, with respective values of $104,302 and $103,802.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chester City PUMA, PA (25.3k out of 142k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    13,418 ± 773

  2. White

    9,423 ± 688

  3. Hispanic

    2,758 ± 391

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chester City PUMA, PA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

64.4k

2017 Value

-0.781%

1 Year decline

± -0.781%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chester City PUMA, PA declined at a rate of -0.781%, from 64.9k employees to 64.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chester City PUMA, PA, are Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (2,322 people), Cashiers (2,070 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,969 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chester City PUMA, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chester City PUMA, PA, by number of employees, are Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (2,322 people), Cashiers (2,070 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,969 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Chester City PUMA, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Crossing guards (6.67 times higher than expected), Aircraft mechanics & service technicians (4.95 times), and Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers (4.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chester City PUMA, PA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($171,081), General & operations managers ($95,416), and Computer & information systems managers ($94,735).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.4k

2017 Value

-0.781%

1 Year decline

± -0.781%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chester City PUMA, PA declined at a rate of -0.781%, from 64.9k employees to 64.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chester City PUMA, PA, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,771 people), Hospitals (4,227 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,773 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chester City PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Chester City PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Chester City PUMA, PA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,771 people), Hospitals (4,227 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,773 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Chester City PUMA, PA has an unusually high number of Air transportation (4.77 times higher than expected), Couriers & messengers (4.03 times), and Fuel dealers (3.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chester City PUMA, PA, by average salary, are Petroleum refining ($104,285), Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($97,033), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($95,405).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.2% of the population of Chester City PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 49.3% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.635% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Chester City PUMA, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Chester City PUMA, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.83%

Uninsured

49.3%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

0.635%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chester City PUMA, PA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 8.83%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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Diversity

Chester City PUMA, PA is home to a population of 146k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Chester City PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Chester City PUMA, PA is composed of 83.4k White Alone residents (57.2%), 48.5k Black or African American Alone residents (33.2%), 7.79k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.34%), 2.98k Two or More Races residents (2.04%), 2.67k Asian Alone residents (1.83%), 402 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.276%), 186 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.127%), and 19 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.013%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chester City PUMA, PA are Spanish (5,178 speakers), Arabic (786 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (564 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chester City PUMA, PA was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Chester City PUMA, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Chester City PUMA, PA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

5.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.62k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Chester City PUMA, PA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chester City PUMA, PA was 5.91%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Liberia

    1,209 ± 850 people

  2. India

    634 ± 617 people

  3. Jamaica

    559 ± 579 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Chester City PUMA, PA was Liberia, the natal country of 1,209 Chester City PUMA, PA residents, followed by India with 634 and Jamaica with 559.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Chester City PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chester City PUMA, PA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    83.4k ± 1.17k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    48.5k ± 1.25k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.79k ± 1.02k

In 2017, there were 1.72 times more White Alone residents (83.4k people) in Chester City PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.5k Black or African American Alone and 7.79k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Chester City PUMA, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    5,178 speakers (3.8%)

  2. Arabic

    786 speakers (0.577%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    564 speakers (0.414%)

8.56% of Chester City PUMA, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Chester City PUMA, PA was Spanish. 3.8% of the overall population of Chester City PUMA, PA are native Spanish speakers. 0.577% speak Arabic and 0.414% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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    0 ± 0

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Education

In 2016, universities in Chester City PUMA, PA awarded 2,126 degrees. The student population of Chester City PUMA, PA is skewed towards women, with 2,864 male students and 4,327 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chester City PUMA, PA are White (1,204 and 58.7%), followed by Black or African American (587 and 28.6%), Hispanic or Latino (107 and 5.22%), and Asian (55 and 2.68%).

The largest universities in Chester City PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Widener University (1,564 and 73.6%), All-State Career School-Lester (274 and 12.9%), and All-State Career School-Allied Health Campus (220 and 10.3%).

The most popular majors in Chester City PUMA, PA are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (255 and 12%), Law (228 and 10.7%), and Registered Nursing (175 and 8.23%).

The median tuition costs in Chester City PUMA, PA are $42,034 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 175 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chester City PUMA, PA was Registered Nursing with 175 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Chester City PUMA, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,564 degrees awarded

  2. 274 degrees awarded

  3. 220 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$42,034

Median Private

In 2016, the Chester City PUMA, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Widener University with 1,564 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

920

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,206

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 920 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chester City PUMA, PA, which is 0.763 times less than the 1,206 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,204 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    587 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    107 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chester City PUMA, PA were to White students. These 1,204 degrees mean that there were 2.05 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 587 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chester City PUMA, PA was $140,200 in 2017, which is 0.644 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,600 to $140,200, a 0.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Chester City PUMA, PA is 61.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chester City PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chester City PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,850

Median Household Income

± $1,095

53.6k

Number of Households

± 1,345

In 2017, the median household income of the 53.6k households in Chester City PUMA, PA grew to $50,850 from the previous year's value of $49,569.

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Housing

Property Value

$140,200

2017 Median

± $2,551

$139,600

2016 Median

± $2,728

In 2017, the median property value in Chester City PUMA, PA grew to to $140,200 from the previous year's value of $139,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chester City PUMA, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chester City PUMA, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Chester City PUMA, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chester City PUMA, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.2%

2017 Homeownership

61.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.2% of the housing units in Chester City PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Chester City PUMA, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chester City PUMA, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chester City PUMA, PA have N/A, followed by N/A.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chester City PUMA, PA have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Chester City PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72%

  2. Public Transit

    10.9%

  3. Carpooled

    8.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chester City PUMA, PA was Drove Alone (72%), followed by those who Public Transit (10.9%) and those who Carpooled (8.62%).

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