Chester County (South) PUMA, PA

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2022 Population
105,414
12.4% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.6
1.46% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.33%
11.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$121,660
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$418,400
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
49,218
12.2% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Chester County (South) PUMA, PA had a population of 105k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $121,660. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA declined from 120,349 to 105,414, a −12.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $110,424 to $121,660, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.6%), White (Hispanic) (7.44%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.51%), Other (Hispanic) (3.72%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.21%).

15.8% of the households in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.5% of the residents in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA are Lincoln University (213598) (462 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was $418,400, and the homeownership rate was 80.9%.

Most people in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chester County (South) PUMA, PA is home to a population of 105k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.7% of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (11.3k people).

In 2022, there were 10 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.6k people) in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.84k White (Hispanic) and 4.75k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA are Spanish (11,825 households), Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (779 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (470 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
53,123
Women
50.2%
52,610
Men
49.8%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 105,733 inhabitants, with 49.8% men, and 50.2% women.

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Citizenship

93.5%
2022 Citizenship
93.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.5% of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    78.6k ± 1.26k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.84k ± 1.15k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.75k ± 1.06k
16%
Hispanic Population
16.9k people

In 2022, there were 10 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.6k people) in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.84k White (Hispanic) and 4.75k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16% of the people in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA are hispanic (16.9k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    5,335 ± 1,747 people
  2. India
    648 ± 623 people
  3. China
    596 ± 598 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was Mexico, the natal country of 5,335 Chester County (South) PUMA, PA residents, followed by India with 648 and China with 596.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.3k people
10.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.5k people

As of 2022, 10.7% of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA residents (11.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was 10.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    11,825 households (11.9%)
  2. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    779 households (0.783%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    470 households (0.472%)

15.8% of the households in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was Spanish. 11.9% of the households in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,651 ± 258
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    946 ± 253
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    601 ± 141

Chester County (South) PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA employs 49.2k people. The largest industries in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,439 people), Construction (3,258 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,194 people), and the highest paying industries are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($329,203), Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($194,812), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($185,201).

Males in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $91,888. The income inequality in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.502, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
26,144
Women
45.9%
30,814
Men
54.1%

The workforce of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA in 2020 was 56,958 people, with 45.9% woman, and 54.1% men.

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Occupations

49.2k
2022 Value
−12.2%
1 Year decline
± −12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −12.2%, from 56.1k employees to 49.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA, are Other managers (2,035 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,199 people), and Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,176 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

49.2k
2022 Value
−12.2%
1 Year decline
± −12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −12.2%, from 56.1k employees to 49.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,439 people), Construction (3,258 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,194 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$74,852
Median earning men ± $4,379
$45,393
Median earning women ± $3,329

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($139,509), Manufacturing ($113,902), and Information ($111,765).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($101,823), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,968), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,294).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.43%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 472k people employed in Delaware. This represents a 2.43% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.1%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA awarded 462 degrees. The student population of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 617 male students and 1,207 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA are Black or African American (400 and 87.9%), followed by Unknown (21 and 4.62%), Hispanic or Latino (17 and 3.74%), and Two or More Races (13 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln University (213598) (462 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA are General Human Services (75 and 16.2%), General Health Services (60 and 13%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (45 and 9.74%).

The median tuition cost in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA for a public four year colleges is $8,476 for in-state students and $14,144 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 7.43%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,824 (33.8% men and 66.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,824 students enrolled in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA, 33.8% men and 66.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,513 records, of which 67% were women and 33% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was General Health Services with 60 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
462 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lincoln University (213598) with 462 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 140 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA, which is 0.435 times less than the 322 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 400 degrees mean that there were 19 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,476) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,434) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,597) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.629% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.542% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (19.9k), High School or Equivalent (18.3k), and Graduate Degree (15.6k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was $418,400 in 2022, which is 1.48 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $370,000 to $418,400, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA is 80.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA is $121,660. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

Property

$418,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,636
$29,193
Median Property Taxes
±$807

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Rent vs Own

80.9%
Homeownership
2022
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.9% of the housing units in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$121,660
Median Household Income
± $3,995
36.1k
Number of Households
± 1,200

In 2022, the median household income of the 36.1k households in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA grew to $121,660 from the previous year's value of $110,424.

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Wage Distribution

0.502
2022 Wage GINI in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA

In 2022, the income inequality in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was 0.502 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.06% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Chester County (South) PUMA, PA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.15%)

In 2022, 71.6% of workers in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.15%).

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.98% of the workforce in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

5.33% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA (5.4k out of 101k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Chester County (South) PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 58.7% on employee plans, 8.25% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.821% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.92%
Uninsured
58.7%
Employer Coverage
8.25%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.821%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA declined by 18.3% from 8.47% to 6.92%.

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