This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, West Chester has a low population density. West Chester is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
With a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about West Chester, PA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in West 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. West Chester has a population density of 10,125, with 18,640 current residents.
Out of the 18,640 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 26% of the residents are married and 74% are single.
- 56% Sun
- 46% Rain
- 25% Snow
53°F average temperature
- 63 years Median home age
- $244,430 Median home price
- -2.87% Home appreciation rate
- 15.02% Annual property tax
As for living in West Chester, the air quality is 28% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 46% rainy, and 25% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in West Chester, you should know that 35.6% of homes are owned while 60.7% of homes are rented, and 3.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $244,430, the median age of homes is 63 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.87% and the annual property tax is 15.02%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)7
When looking at the community of West Chester, it’s important to determine the crime rate. West Chester’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in West Chester is 28 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 54.00% Democratic, 44.83% Republican, and 1.18% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:16
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
84%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
13%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at West Chester, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.40% of residents are unemployed in West Chester (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed West Chester residents: 11.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 22.40% are in the arts and sciences field, 23.4% are in the customer service field, 28.4% are in the sales field, 0.46% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 8.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 84.37%, 5.21% of residents have an associate’s degree, 26.16% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 13.19% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in West Chester, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of West Chester have a few different options. 67% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.