Chester demographics profile

StatisticChesterPennsylvaniaNational
Population34,05612,783,977318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)7,04627791
Median age30.540.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)27%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%40%43%
Speak English87%89%79%
Speak Spanish9%5%13%
Chester, PA has a population of 34,056 and is the 1,246th largest city in the United States. The population density is 7,046 per sq mi which is 2442% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 7677% higher than the national average. The median age in Chester is 31 which is approximately 25% lower than the Pennsylvania average of 41. In Chester, 27% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 87% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 74% of Chester residents were born in Pennsylvania, 17% were born out of state, 4% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Chester is 2442% higher than Pennsylvania.
  • The median age in Chester is 25% lower than Pennsylvania.
  • In Chester 20.16% of the population is White.
  • In Chester 71.26% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Chester 0.59% of the population is Asian.

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Chester population breakdown by race

RaceChesterPennsylvaniaNational
White20.16%81.37%73.35%
Black or African American71.26%11.03%12.63%
Asian0.59%3.14%5.22%
American Indian0.31%0.20%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.88%2.24%3.06%
Other race4.81%1.98%4.75%
In Chester, 11.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Chester, PA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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