Chester, Pennsylvania 

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Population

33,692

-1.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

14.4%

Median Age

30.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.1 / 5.8

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Chester, Pennsylvania

Large city - Extreme southeastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River at the New Jersey border. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Chester, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Chester, PA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Arts and culture
Education
Historic interest
Cons
Low economic growth
Some urban decay
Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area

The “City of Brotherly Love,” a direct translation of its name from the Greek language, is one of the ten largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Philadelphia served as the nation’s first capital and cultural center before being replaced in these roles by Washington, D.C., and New York City, respectively. Since the Industrial Revolution, the city has prospered as an important port and manufacturing center. Today, it’s part of an economic corridor of large cities stretching down the East Coast from Boston to Washington, D.C.


QUICK FACTS

City: Chester
Zip Codes: 19013
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 28 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chester is 14.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chester jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chester's cost of living is 15.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chester's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Delaware county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.8% to 36.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chester's population is 33,692 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chester is Real Estate: $78,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.1%.

SCHOOLS
Chester public schools spend $50,696 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.4 students per teacher in Chester. More Education



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Housing Market in Chester

It's a good time to buy in Chester. Home Appreciation is up 17.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Chester is $78,100.

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Reviews for Chester   7 Reviews
TRANSPORTATION - 1/17/2014
EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A SMALL TOWN, THE TRANSPORTATION IS CONVENIENT FOR ALL MODES OR LINKS TO ALL AREAS OUTSIDE THE... Read More

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Don't move there! I did and I'm leaving ASAP! - 10/8/2013
The people are the problem in Chester PA. Probably 97% of the poplulation abuses drugs. Many of the people that live there aide the drug dealers because they grew up... Read More

This poor city and its poor inhabitants. . . - 4/3/2009
25% of the population living below the poverty line, at times the drop out rate from the high school has been 50% (which explains why 25% of adults over 18 don't have a... Read More


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