Population: 36,897

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 37%
Single 63%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Chester has a low population density. Chester is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

7,614 Chester
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 5/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Chester, PA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Chester, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Chester has a population density of 7,614, with 36,897 current residents.

Out of the 36,897 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 37% of the residents are married and 63% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 41% Rain
  • 15% Snow


57°F average temperature

  • 58 years Median home age
  • $50,890 Median home price
  • -9.86% Home appreciation rate
  • 20.05% Annual property tax
  • 40.3%
    Homes owned
  • 43.9%
    Homes rented
  • 15.8%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Chester, the air quality is 20% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 41% rainy, and 15% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Chester, you should know that 40.3% of homes are owned while 43.9% of homes are rented, and 15.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $50,890, the median age of homes is 58 years, the annual home appreciation is -9.86% and the annual property tax is 20.05%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Chester, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Chester’s crime rate is 10 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Chester is 31 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 60.22% Democratic, 38.81% Republican, and 0.96% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:20


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 69%
    High school diploma
  • 4%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 6%
    Bachelors degree
  • 3%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Chester, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.70% of residents are unemployed in Chester (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Chester residents: 5.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.13% are in the arts and sciences field, 30.8% are in the customer service field, 25% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 16.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:20. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 69.10%, 3.74% of residents have an associate’s degree, 5.55% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 2.87% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Chester, you should be aware that the average commute time is 28 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Chester have a few different options. 56% of commuters use their own cars, 19% of commuters carpool, 16% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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