Chester, Pennsylvania 

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Economy in Chester, Pennsylvania

Chester has an unemployment rate of 7.7%. The US average is 3.9%.

Chester has seen the job market increase by 0.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 21.7%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Chester
- The Sales Tax Rate for Chester is 6.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Chester is 5.2%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Chester
- The average income of a Chester resident is $15,516 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Chester resident is $28,607 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYChester, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  8.0%3.7%
  0.3%1.6%
  21.7%33.5%
  6.0%6.2%
  5.2%4.6%
  $15,472$31,177
  $29,954$57,652
  $33,181$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  0.1%1.3%
  0.2%0.6%
  5.3%6.2%
  7.4%10.4%
  1.5%2.7%
  10.2%11.6%
  6.1%4.1%
  0.8%0.9%
  0.6%2.1%
  3.6%4.7%
  1.1%1.9%
  1.9%6.7%
  0.0%0.1%
  5.5%4.3%
  9.3%9.3%
  25.2%13.8%
  2.7%2.2%
  8.5%7.4%
  5.6%4.9%
  4.3%4.8%
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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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    19013

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    $189,900
    130 W Mowry St
    Bed 3 | Bath 1


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