Chester City PUMA, PA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2021 Population
144,577
0.664% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
36.1
0.278% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
16.8%
2.01% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$56,304
4.76% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$155,000
5.01% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
65,015
2.05% 1-year decline

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In 2021, Chester City PUMA, PA had a population of 145k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $56,304.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chester City PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.34%), Other (Hispanic) (1.9%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%).

8.21% of the households in Chester City PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Chester City PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delaware County (Southeast)--Chester City PUMA, PA are Widener University (1,731 degrees awarded in 2021), All-State Career School (210599) (501 degrees), and Venus Beauty Academy (48 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Chester City PUMA, PA was $155,000, and the homeownership rate was 61.1%.

Most people in Chester City PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Chester City PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Chester City PUMA, PA is home to a population of 145k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 5.72% of Chester City PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (8.27k people).

In 2021, there were 1.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.8k people) in Chester City PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Chester City PUMA, PA are Spanish (4,015 households), Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa (1,243 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (809 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
74,975
Women
51.9%
69,541
Men
48.1%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 144,516 inhabitants, with 48.1% men, and 51.9% women.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2021 Citizenship
97.7%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 97.5% of Chester City PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chester City PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    77.8k ± 1.68k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    51.4k ± 1.5k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.83k ± 853
5.03%
Hispanic Population
7.27k people

In 2021, there were 1.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.8k people) in Chester City PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.03% of the people in Chester City PUMA, PA are hispanic (7.27k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Liberia
    639 ± 619 people
  2. Nigeria
    548 ± 574 people
  3. Jamaica
    532 ± 565 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Chester City PUMA, PA was Liberia, the natal country of 639 Chester City PUMA, PA residents, followed by Nigeria with 548 and Jamaica with 532.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.72%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.27k people
5.14%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
7.48k people

As of 2021, 5.72% of Chester City PUMA, PA residents (8.27k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,015 households (2.97%)
  2. Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa
    1,243 households (0.92%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    809 households (0.599%)

8.21% of the households in Chester City PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Chester City PUMA, PA was Spanish. 2.97% of the households in Chester City PUMA, PA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,433 ± 385
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    982 ± 310
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    805 ± 208

Chester City PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Chester City PUMA, PA employs 65k people. The largest industries in Chester City PUMA, PA are Restaurants & Food Services (4,227 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,827 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,440 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($116,315), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($111,895), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($107,584).

Males in Chester City PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.11 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,577. The income inequality in Chester City PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.398, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
33,031
Women
49.8%
33,346
Men
50.2%

The workforce of Chester City PUMA, PA in 2020 was 66,377 people, with 49.8% woman, and 50.2% men.

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Occupations

65k
2021 Value
−2.05%
1 Year decline
± −2.05%

In 2021, there were 65k employees (± 0) in Chester City PUMA, PA.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chester City PUMA, PA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,839 people), Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,496 people), and Customer service representatives (1,440 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chester City PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

65k
2021 Value
−2.05%
1 Year decline
± −2.05%

In 2021, there were 65k employees (± 0) in Chester City PUMA, PA.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chester City PUMA, PA, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,227 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,827 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,440 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chester City PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Chester City PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,283
Median earning men ± $1,388
$35,800
Median earning women ± $1,614

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($64,042), Public Administration ($64,000), and Manufacturing ($52,153).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Information ($75,356), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,056), and Construction ($52,910).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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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. $110B
  2. $76.1B
  3. $43.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($76.1B) and Electronics ($43.9B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$722B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
103% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $722B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.46T by 2050.

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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. $73.7B
  2. $72.6B
  3. $36B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.7B, followed by New York with $72.6B and Ohio and $36B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Chester City PUMA, PA awarded 2,280 degrees. The student population of Chester City PUMA, PA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 2,411 male students and 4,282 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chester City PUMA, PA are White (1,219 and 54.9%), followed by Black or African American (628 and 28.3%), Hispanic or Latino (133 and 5.99%), and Unknown (95 and 4.28%).

The largest universities in Chester City PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Widener University (1,731 and 75.9%), All-State Career School (210599) (501 and 22%), and Venus Beauty Academy (48 and 2.11%).

The most popular majors in Delaware County (Southeast)--Chester City PUMA, PA are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (291 and 12.8%), Social Work (282 and 12.4%), and Law (269 and 11.8%).

The median tuition cost in Delaware County (Southeast)--Chester City PUMA, PA for private four year colleges is $48,724.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Chester City PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 6,693 (36% men and 64% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 6,693 students enrolled in Chester City PUMA, PA, 36% men and 64% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,846 records, of which 63.8% were women and 36.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 35 degrees awarded
  2. 214 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Delaware County (Southeast)--Chester City PUMA, PA was Mechanical Engineering with 35 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,731 degrees awarded
  2. 501 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Widener University with 1,731 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 900 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chester City PUMA, PA, which is 0.652 times less than the 1,380 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,219 degrees mean that there were 1.94 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 628 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,724) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($982) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,332) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 0.812% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.575% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Chester City PUMA, PA in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (47.4k), Some college (24.3k), and Secondary Education (15.1k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Chester City PUMA, PA was $155,000 in 2021, which is 0.633 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $147,600 to $155,000, a 5.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Chester City PUMA, PA is 61.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Chester City PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chester City PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chester City PUMA, PA is $56,304. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Chester City PUMA, PA was Bucks County (Central) PUMA, PA with a value of $116,136, followed by West Chester Borough PUMA, PA and Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA, with respective values of $116,082 and $115,994.

Property

$155,000
Median Property Value 2021
±$3,669
$33,199
Median Property Taxes
±$1,392

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Rent vs Own

61.1%
Homeownership
N/A
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In N/A, 61.1% of the housing units in Chester City PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chester City PUMA, PA was Bucks County (Central) PUMA, PA with a value of $116,136, followed by West Chester Borough PUMA, PA and Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA, with respective values of $116,082 and $115,994.

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Household Income

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$56,304
Median Household Income
± $1,889
55.1k
Number of Households
± 1,886

In 2021, the median household income of the 55.1k households in Chester City PUMA, PA was $56,304.

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Wage Distribution

0.398
2021 Wage GINI in Chester City PUMA, PA
0.41
2020 Wage GINI in Chester City PUMA, PA

In 2021, the income inequality in Chester City PUMA, PA was 0.398 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.83% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Chester City PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Chester City PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (71.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Public Transit (7.12%)

In 2021, 71.8% of workers in Chester City PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.12%).

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chester City PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Chester City PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chester City PUMA, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chester City PUMA, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chester City PUMA, PA (23.8k out of 141k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chester City PUMA, PA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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93.7% of the population of Chester City PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 22.3% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.853% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 23% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.28%
Uninsured
46.6%
Employer Coverage
22.3%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
0.853%
Military or VA

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