West Chester, PA: What you need to know

Looking to move to West Chester, PA? We’ve got everything you want to know about the key factors that could make this the best place for you, including West Chester, PA real estate.

West Chester is a thriving community with proximity to Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., and Washington D.C. The city's location and University of West Chester help businesses, such as QVC, access major markets and a quality workforce. A Best Places to Retire, West Chester has a quaint downtown full of boutiques, restaurants and things to do. Historical sites and attractions also add to the city's charm. The American Helicopter Museum houses the largest collection of helicopters in the country and made our Top 10 Fun and Unusual Museums list.


West Chester, PA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 19,181
Median Age 24
Median Household Income $47,042
Median Home Price $313,700
Walkscore 76

West Chester, PA Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 47.8%
  Female 52.2%

 
3.8% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in West Chester, PA

Median Population

Median Age 24.2%
Age 18 Over 88.3%
Age 21 Over 65%
Age 62 Over 9.6%
Age 65 Over 8.5%

Race

  Ethnicity White 84.5%
  Ethnicity Black 10.4%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.7%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 11.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 1%

Economics

  Median Household Income $47,042
  Median Home Price $313,700
  Homes Owned 62.7%
  Homes Rent 37.3%
  Median Property Rent $1,139

Language

  English Only 87.6%
  English Other 12.4%

 
COMMUTE TIME: 21.5 MINUTES
in West Chester, PA

Commute Types

  Walked 16.8%
  Worked at Home 4%
  Public Transportation 4%
  Other Means 1.4%
  Drove Alone 66.5%
  Carpooled 7.3%

76/100
WALK SCORE
for West Chester, PA