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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexWest ChesterPennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$36,009$30,137$29,829
Median household income$62,092$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$106,653$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,285$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$29,824$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$16,326$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate4.9%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level25.2%13.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Chester is 21% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in West Chester is 12% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Chester is 6% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Chester is 67% higher than the national average

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      $41,390 $62,092 $124,184
      $36,593 $54,895 $109,790
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      West Chester median earnings by income bracket

      West Chester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.1%8.1%
      Manufacturing sector11.5%11.5%
      Financial & insurance services8.7%8.7%
      Wholesale & retail services13.9%13.9%
      Public administration1.3%1.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%3.8%
      Education, health & social services16.1%16.1%

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      North Star, DE7,546$142,955158.4%
      Beckett, NJ5,091$132,817140.1%
      West Chester, PA20,033$62,09212.2%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Amherst Center, MA20,037$32,12141.9%
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      Miamisburg, OH20,020$69,71726.0%
      Shelby, NC20,046$39,39828.8%
      Elmwood Park, NJ20,019$75,77937.0%
      West Chester, PA20,033$62,09212.2%
      Source: The West Chester, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).