West Chester Borough PUMA, PA

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2020 Population
137,035
0.714% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
38.9
0.512% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
7.27%
4.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$109,050
5.5% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$427,000
4.73% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
70,555
1.19% 1-year decline

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In 2020, West Chester Borough PUMA, PA had a population of 137k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $109,050. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA grew from 136,064 to 137,035, a 0.714% increase and its median household income grew from $103,365 to $109,050, a 5.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%), and White (Hispanic) (2.14%).

11.5% of the households in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are West Chester University of Pennsylvania (4,805 degrees awarded in 2020) and Immaculata University (501 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was $427,000, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%.

Most people in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is home to a population of 137k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 10% of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (13.7k people).

In 2020, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are Spanish (4,063 households), Hindi (1,498 households), and Tamil (1,158 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
70,709
Women
51.7%
66,031
Men
48.3%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 136,740 inhabitants, with 48.3% men, and 51.7% women.

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Citizenship

94.5%
2020 Citizenship
94.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.5% of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    110k ± 1.56k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 864
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.17k ± 896
4.65%
Hispanic Population
6.37k people

In 2020, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.65% of the people in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are hispanic (6.37k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    5,418 ± 1,771 people
  2. China
    758 ± 674 people
  3. Mexico
    636 ± 618 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was India, the natal country of 5,418 West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents, followed by China with 758 and Mexico with 636.

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Foreign-Born Population

10%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
13.7k people
9.96%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
13.5k people

As of 2020, 10% of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents (13.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 9.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,063 households (3.12%)
  2. Hindi
    1,498 households (1.15%)
  3. Tamil
    1,158 households (0.89%)

11.5% of the households in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was Spanish. 3.12% of the households in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,933 ± 241
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    843 ± 208
  3. Korea
    734 ± 148

West Chester Borough PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA employs 70.6k people. The largest industries in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,197 people), Computer Systems Design (3,687 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,338 people), and the highest paying industries are Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories ($236,139), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($172,300), and Other professional, scientific & technical services ($162,267).

Males in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,929. The income inequality in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.496, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
33,347
Women
47.3%
37,208
Men
52.7%

The workforce of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA in 2020 was 70,555 people, with 47.3% woman, and 52.7% men.

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Occupations

70.6k
2020 Value
−1.19%
1 Year decline
± −1.19%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −1.19%, from 71.4k employees to 70.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, are Other managers (3,074 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,151 people), and Software developers (2,101 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

70.6k
2020 Value
−1.19%
1 Year decline
± −1.19%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −1.19%, from 71.4k employees to 70.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,197 people), Computer Systems Design (3,687 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,338 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$73,529
Median earning men ± $3,253
$44,433
Median earning women ± $1,933

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,629), Manufacturing ($108,340), and Information ($106,346).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($75,329), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,393), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,216).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

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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. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

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Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2020, universities in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA awarded 5,306 degrees. The student population of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 7,514 male students and 12,768 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are White (4,023 and 76.5%), followed by Black or African American (574 and 10.9%), Hispanic or Latino (285 and 5.42%), and Asian (161 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are West Chester University of Pennsylvania (4,805 and 90.6%) and Immaculata University (501 and 9.44%).

The most popular majors in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are General Business Administration & Management (481 and 9.07%), General Psychology (280 and 5.28%), and Registered Nursing (223 and 4.2%).

The median tuition costs in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are $26,900 for private four year colleges, and $7,716 and $19,290 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 20,282 (37% men and 63% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 20,282 students enrolled in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, 37% men and 63% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,941 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 245 degree-majors awarded
  2. 219 degree-majors awarded
  3. 247 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chester County (East Central)--West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was General Psychology with 245 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,805 degrees awarded
  2. 501 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Chester University of Pennsylvania with 4,805 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,907 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, which is 0.561 times less than the 3,399 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,023 degrees mean that there were 7.01 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 574 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,707) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,166) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.288% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.221% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA in 2020 were Bachelors Degree (37.4k), Graduate Degree (25.6k), and High School or Equivalent (19.3k).

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The median property value in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was $427,000 in 2020, which is 1.86 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $407,700 to $427,000, a 4.73% increase. The homeownership rate in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is 69.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is $109,050. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $110,502, followed by King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA and Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, with respective values of $110,225 and $109,598.

Property

$427,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,554
$36,589
Median Property Taxes
±$1,187

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Rent vs Own

69.1%
Homeownership
2020
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.1% of the housing units in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $110,502, followed by King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA and Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, with respective values of $110,225 and $109,598.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$109,050
Median Household Income
± $2,912
53k
Number of Households
± 1,597

In 2020, the median household income of the 53k households in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA grew to $109,050 from the previous year's value of $103,365.

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Wage Distribution

0.496
2020 Wage GINI in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA
0.501
2019 Wage GINI in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA

In 2020, the income inequality in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 0.496 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.11% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.2%)
  3. Carpooled (4.32%)

In 2020, 75.3% of workers in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.2%) and those who carpooled to work (4.32%).

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

7.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA (9.54k out of 131k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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96.7% of the population of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 64.1% on employee plans, 5.19% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.846% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1235 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1237 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1408 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 454 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,235 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,235 patients per year. This represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1,237 patients).

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.4% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.28%
Uninsured
64.1%
Employer Coverage
5.19%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.846%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA declined by 2.93% from 3.37% to 3.28%.

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