West Chester, PA Population

Population: 17,861. Estimated population in July 2020: 18,047 (+1.0% change)
Males: 8,382 (46.9%), Females: 9,479 (53.1%)

Chester County

Zip codes: 19380, 19382.

Median resident age: 24.6 years
Median household income: $37,803
Median house value: $140,400

Races in West Chester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (71.6%)
  • Black (17.1%)
  • Hispanic (8.9%)
  • Other race (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (20.7%), German (18.0%), Italian (14.2%), English (9.3%), Polish (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Elevation: 459 feet

Land area: 1.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in West Chester

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Chester borough

  • Never married: 61.7%
  • Now married: 24.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

5.1% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 0.8% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -210 (-1.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in West Chester:

  • CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL (701 EAST MARSHALL ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near West Chester:

  • BRYN MAWR REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; MALVERN, PA)
  • MAIN LINE HOSPITAL, INC PAOLI (about 11 miles; PAOLI, PA)
  • EUGENE DUPONT MEMORIAL DIVISION HOSP (about 12 miles; WILMINGTON, DE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Chester:

  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 21 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 27 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: PHL)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 37 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Chester:

Amtrak stations near West Chester:

  • 5 miles: EXTON (CREST AVE. OFF RTE. 100). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: DOWNINGTOWN (VIADUCT AVE.). Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: PAOLI (LANCASTER PIKE & S. VALLEY RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in West Chester:

  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Full-time enrollment: 10,419; Location: UNIVERSITY AVENUE AND HIGH STREET; Public; Website: www.wcupa.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • GORDON PHILLIPS SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Full-time enrollment: 52; Location: 313 W MARKET ST; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.EMPIREBEAUTY.COM)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near West Chester:

  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 6 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,042)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; MEDIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,248)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 16 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 18 miles; CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,646)
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; VILLANOVA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,547)
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 20 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,087)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 25 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,817)

Schools

Public high schools in West Chester:

  • WEST CHESTER HENDERSON HS (Students: 1,961; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST CHESTER EAST HS (Students: 1,729; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in West Chester:

  • WEST CHESTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 1237 PAOLI PIKE; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in West Chester:

  • J R FUGETT MS (Students: 973; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • STETSON MS (Students: 967; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • E N PEIRCE MS (Students: 953; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • COLLEGIUM CS (Students: 805; Grades: KG – 10)
  • EAST GOSHEN EL SCH (Students: 588; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SARAH W STARKWEATHER EL SCH (Students: 571; Grades: KG – 05)
  • POCOPSON EL SCH (Students: 541; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HILLSDALE EL SCH (Students: 534; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MARY C HOWSE EL SCH (Students: 505; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EAST BRADFORD EL SCH (Students: 489; Grades: KG – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in West Chester:

  • ST AGNES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 649; Location: 211 WEST GAY STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SS SIMON AND JUDE SCHOOL (Students: 640; Location: 6 CAVANAUGH COURT; Grades: KG – 8)
  • KANNER LEARNING CENTER (Students: 250; Location: 390 E BOOT RD; Grades: UG – UG)
  • GOSHEN FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: 814 N. CHESTER RD.; Grades: PK – 5)
  • WEST CHESTER FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 415 N HIGH ST; Grades: KG – 5)
  • KESHER ISRAEL CONGRGTN KDG (Students: 106; Location: 1000 POTTSTOWN PIKE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • GODDARD EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 57; Location: 630 SUGARS BRIDGE RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • WEST CHESTER NAZA CHRST SCH DC (Students: 56; Location: 202 DEAN ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • DISCOVERY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 325 N FIVE POINTS; Grades: PK – KG)
  • HOLY TRINITY PARISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: 212 S HIGH ST; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in West Chester:

  • WEST CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $308,820; Location: 415 NORTH CHURCH ST; 40,696 books; 1,382 audio materials; 335 video materials; 128 serial subscriptions)

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