West Chester, PA Overview

Although West Chester is the county seat and has grown into a densely populated city, the decidedly country atmosphere from days past remains.  The presence of West Chester University has created a vibrant, small-town college atmosphere punctuated with fine, old brick townhouses, stucco and frame homes.  Quiet neighborhoods along shady, tree-lined lanes and brick sidewalks characterize this culturally and historically rich community.  Health care facilities, museums, fine-arts displays, shopping facilities and an excellent standard of education come together in West Chester.


Population Growth (since 2000) 8 %
Population Density (ppl / mile) 10,440.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.344
Households w/ Children 18 %

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 29 %
5+ Years in Residency 24 %
Median Year in Residency 2.44

Housing Inventory

West Chester, PA Housing Inventory 4,130 398 2,482 4,130 398 2,482

Market Overview

322 listings with an estimated median price of $489,900

Price Count
$0-100K 2
$100K-200K 11
$200K-300K 48
$300K-400K 53
$400K-500K 58
$500K-600K 36
$600K-700K 38
$700K-800K 24
$800K-900K 16
$900K-1M 13
$1M-Max 23
Property Type Count
Single Family 195
Townhouse 101
Commercial 12
Rental 65
Lots and Land 7
Multi Family 5
Farms 2

(Data as of 3/20/2018)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

West Chester, PA Population Demographics

Total: 19,274


Median Age: 26.57

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

West Chester, PA Temperature

Weather Risk

West Chester, PA Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

West Chester, PA Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

West Chester, PA Highest Education Level Attained 2,713 1,354 598 441 798 1,360 3,105 2,713 1,354 441 798 1,360

Employment and Finance


West Chester, PA Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $48,250)

West Chester, PA Income by dollar range 725 275 473 331 343 300 415 288 240 621 820 512 517 255 272 91 123 11

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

West Chester, PA Crime

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