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0.77% growth
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About the photo: Philadelphia night time skyline as seen from Spring Garden Street above the Schuylkill Expressway.


The economy of Chester, PA employs 11,543 people. The economy of Chester, PA is specialized in Healthcare & Social Assistance; Transportation & Warehousing; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.81; 1.5; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Chester, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,912), Retail trade (1,178), and Educational Services (1,077), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,896), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($55,096), and Finance & Insurance ($33,319).

Median household income in Chester, PA is $27,365. Males in Chester, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,112. The income inequality of Chester, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.401 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Chester, PA. In Delaware County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 109 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,165. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Chester, PA is home to a population of 34,016 people, from which 96.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Chester, PA is composed of 23,948 Black residents (70.4%), 5,124 White residents (15.1%), 3,940 Hispanic residents (11.6%), 724 Two+ residents (2.13%), and 214 Asian residents (0.63%). The most common foreign languages in Chester, PA are Spanish (2,917 speakers), African Languages (236 speakers), and French (124 speakers), but compared to other places, Chester, PA has a relative high number of African Languages (236 speakers), Other Native North American (20 speakers), and French (124 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Chester, PA awarded 1,191 degrees. The student population of Chester, PA is skewed towards females, with 379 male students and 812 female students. Most students in Chester, PA are White (835 and 70.1%), followed by Black or African American (172 and 14.4%), Hispanic or Latino (46 and 3.86%), and Asian (43 and 3.61%). The largest universities in Chester, PA by number of graduates are Widener University-Main Campus (1,191 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Chester, PA are Registered Nursing (143 and 12%), General Psychology (63 and 5.29%), and General Business Administration & Management (54 and 4.53%). The median tuition costs in Chester, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $40,418 and $40,418 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Chester, PA is $67,900, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $67,200 to $67,900, a 1.04% increase. The homeownership rate of Chester, PA is 37.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chester, PA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chester, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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