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Chester County, Pennsylvania Facts

Facts
State Pennsylvania
Land area 750.5 square miles
Population Density 664.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 509,468
Population change 2.1%
Under 5 years of age 5.8%
Under 18 23.7%
65 and over 14.2%
Females 50.8%
White 87.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 7
Asian 4.5%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 6.4%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 93%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 48.5%
Veterans 31,143
Households and Housing
Households 184,788
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.8%
Median household income $86,050
The per capita income $42,210
Live below the poverty line. 6.9%
housing units 194,329
Multi-unit structures 18%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $325,200
Residents owning their homes. 75.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 49,835
Women-owned firms 26.5%
Asian-owned firms 2.8%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.4%
Black-owned firms 2.3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $11,338,422
Retail sales per capita $23,255
Manufacturers shipments $6,753,001
Merchant wholesaler sales $8,571,403