West Chester employment information

IndexWest ChesterPennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$26,674$28,912$28,555
Median household income$48,779$53,115$53,482
Median income owner occupied$86,096$66,298$68,142
Median income renter occupied$35,677$30,128$33,219
Median earnings male$23,375$38,139$36,116
Median earnings female$11,992$25,633$25,692
Unemployment rate5.3%5.4%5.8%
Poverty level25.8%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in West Chester is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Chester is 9% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Chester is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Chester is 65% higher than the national average.

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West Chester median earnings by income bracket

West Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.7%0.1%
Manufacturing sector9.7%1.2%
Financial & insurance services6.1%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services14.7%18.6%
Public administration3.2%1.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%0.9%
Education, health & social services15.7%29.9%
Other37.3%40.0%

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Devon, PA1,790$151,691184%
North Star, DE7,655$149,205179%
Hockessin, DE13,620$121,432127%
Eagleview, PA2,052$118,523122%
West Chester, PA18,860$48,7799%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Claremore, OK18,849$39,72626%
Syosset, NY18,872$140,915163%
Johnston, IA18,874$94,82177%
Ruskin, FL18,846$49,2478%
Carlisle, PA18,877$46,61413%
West Chester, PA18,860$48,7799%
Source: The West Chester, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.