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A+ Chester Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Chester Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% lower than Pennsylvania
9010% less expensive than the US average
100same as the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Chester cost of living
F Chester Crime Total crime is 150% higher than Pennsylvania
Total crime
4,90879% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2179% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Chester crime
F Chester Employment Household income is 50% lower than Pennsylvania
Median household income
$27,21751% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,99150% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
10%120% higher than the US average
Chester employment
F Chester Housing Home value is 60% lower than Pennsylvania
Median home value
$66,80064% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$81015% lower than the US average
Home ownership
37%41% lower than the US average
Chester real estate
F Chester Schools HS graduation rate is 16% lower than Pennsylvania
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
15%69% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:110% higher than the US average
Chester K-12 schools or Chester colleges

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Compare Chester, PA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Chester, PA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Girard Estates, Philadelphia7111.322,301
Manayunk, Philadelphia7014.712,005
Marconi Plaza-Packer Park, Philadelphia6810.85,804
Fishtown, Philadelphia6615.318,272
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wharton-Hawthorne-Bella Vista, Philadelphia6412.829,357
South Philadelphia, Philadelphia6412.124,829
Morris Park, Philadelphia631126,860
Eastwick, Philadelphia627.810,284

Best Cities Near Chester, PA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Haverford College, PA8711.81,306
Fox Chase, PA8722.11,280
Lincoln Park, PA85461,612
Springmont, PA8447.2715
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Whitfield, PA8347.64,403
Devon, PA8314.41,880
Lionville, PA8320.46,557
Kenilworth, PA8329.71,839

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The Up and Coming Philadelphia Suburb

Chester Pennsylvania has been an interesting and exciting place to live in the Philadelphia area. I've found Chester to be very diverse.

I like Chester with the close proximity between Philadelphia and Wilmington. Living in Chester means I am living 18 Miles outside of Philadelphia. Chester sits at the base of the bridge into New Jersey so I can be at the beach in an hour! The location makes Chester a perfect home base to all the local happenings. Chester opened a Casino with Horse Racing and built a new stadium for the Philadelphia Union Soccer Team. I have never been bored while in Chester!

As far as job opportunities, most jobs are outside of Chester in Philadelphia. There is a major hospital and university in Chester so if you are in the medical field or education field your commute is an easy one. If you choose to work in Philadelphia, there are many public transportation options to work.
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Source: The Chester, PA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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