West Chester Borough PUMA, PA

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Population

134,406

0.431% growth

Median Age

39.1


Median Household Income

$94,562

5.36% growth

Number of Employees

70,373

1.97% growth

Median Property Value

$383,800

2.32% growth

About

In 2017, West Chester Borough PUMA, PA had a population of 134k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $94,562. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA grew from 133,829 to 134,406, a 0.431% increase and its median household income grew from $89,754 to $94,562, a 5.36% increase.

The population of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is 83.7% White Alone, 5.79% Asian Alone, and 4.51% Black or African American Alone. 11% of the people in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are West Chester University of Pennsylvania (4,111 degrees awarded in 2016), Immaculata University (877 degrees), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley (191 degrees).

The median property value in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is $383,800, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is N/A per household.

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Economy

The economy of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA employs 70.4k people. The largest industries in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,484 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,378 people), and Computer Systems Design (3,334 people), and the highest paying industries are Petroleum refining ($178,999), Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($165,235), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($155,048).

Median household income in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is $94,562. Males in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.57 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,486. The income inequality in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.508, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$94,562

2017 value

± $3,150

5.36%

1 Year Growth

± 4.05%

Households in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have a median annual income of $94,562, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $89,754 in 2016, which represents a 5.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$105,861

Average Male Salary

± $13,854

$67,486

Average Female Salary

± $9,368

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA made 1.57 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $105,582 ± $36,525

  2. Other

    $98,974 ± $152,511

  3. White

    $72,876 ± $8,242

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.508

2017 Wage GINI

0.508

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 0.508 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0115% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in West Chester Borough 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 West Chester Borough 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

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

70.4k

2017 Value

1.97%

1 Year growth

± 1.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 69k employees to 70.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, are Miscellaneous managers (3,487 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,165 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,980 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (3,487 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,165 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,980 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, West Chester Borough PUMA, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Actuaries (18.9 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians (7.71 times), and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents (4.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($298,717), Chief executives & legislators ($205,331), and Cost estimators ($188,148).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

70.4k

2017 Value

1.97%

1 Year growth

± 1.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 69k employees to 70.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,484 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,378 people), and Computer Systems Design (3,334 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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Most Common

The most common industries in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,484 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,378 people), and Computer Systems Design (3,334 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, West Chester Borough PUMA, PA has an unusually high number of Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (6.06 times higher than expected), Mail-order houses (5.65 times), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (4.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, by average salary, are Petroleum refining ($178,999), Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($165,235), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($155,048).

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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. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

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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.

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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

N/A% of the population of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in West Chester Borough 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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1232 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 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.

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Health Care Coverage

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

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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

West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is home to a population of 134k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is composed of 112k White Alone residents (83.7%), 7.78k Asian Alone residents (5.79%), 6.06k Black or African American Alone residents (4.51%), 5.41k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.03%), 2.4k Two or More Races residents (1.78%), 136 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.101%), 131 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0975%), and 40 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0298%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,286 speakers), Other Asian Languages (1,412 speakers), and Chinese (1,319 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

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Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

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Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents 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 West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 9.03%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    3,995 ± 1,528 people

  2. Mexico

    951 ± 754 people

  3. China

    773 ± 681 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was India, the natal country of 3,995 West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents, followed by Mexico with 951 and China with 773.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

95.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    112k ± 1.14k

  2. Asian Alone

    7.78k ± 658

  3. Black or African American Alone

    6.06k ± 677

In 2017, there were 14.5 times more White Alone residents (112k people) in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.78k Asian Alone and 6.06k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,286 speakers (3.39%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    1,412 speakers (1.12%)

  3. Chinese

    1,319 speakers (1.04%)

11% of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.39% of the overall population of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.12% speak Other Asian Languages and 1.04% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Education

In 2016, universities in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA awarded 5,325 degrees. The student population of West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is skewed towards women, with 7,980 male students and 12,938 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are White (4,245 and 81.3%), followed by Black or African American (472 and 9.04%), Hispanic or Latino (214 and 4.1%), and Asian (135 and 2.58%).

The largest universities in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are West Chester University of Pennsylvania (4,111 and 77.2%), Immaculata University (877 and 16.5%), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley (191 and 3.59%).

The most popular majors in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are Registered Nursing (432 and 8.11%), General Business Administration & Management (329 and 6.18%), and General Psychology (318 and 5.97%).

The median tuition costs in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA are $19,224 for private four year colleges, and $7,238 and $18,096 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 229 degrees awarded

  2. 428 degrees awarded

  3. 285 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 229 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,111 degrees awarded

  2. 877 degrees awarded

  3. 191 degrees awarded

$7,238

Median In-State Public

$19,224

Median Private

In 2016, the West Chester Borough PUMA, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Chester University of Pennsylvania with 4,111 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,957

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,368

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,957 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA, which is 0.581 times less than the 3,368 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

    4,245 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    472 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    214 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA were to White students. These 4,245 degrees mean that there were 8.99 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 472 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was $383,800 in 2017, which is 1.76 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $375,100 to $383,800, a 2.32% increase. The homeownership rate in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in West Chester Borough 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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$94,562

Median Household Income

± $3,150

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA grew to $94,562 from the previous year's value of $89,754.

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Housing

Property Value

$383,800

2017 Median

± $5,262

$375,100

2016 Median

± $4,820

In 2017, the median property value in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA grew to to $383,800 from the previous year's value of $375,100.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

70%

2017 Homeownership

69.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70% of the housing units in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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