Chester County , Pennsylvania

Chester County: County in Pennsylvania, United States

Chester County locator map
Location of Chester County on Pennsylvania map.

About

Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 498,886 and a population density of 253 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 526,759 inhabitants. Its county seat is West Chester. The county was created 339 years ago in 1681.

Chester County Courthouse image
Chester County Courthouse
Chester County Courthouse image

Geography

Chester County is located at 39°58'23"N 75°44'54"W (39.9731400, -75.7484500). It has 6 neighbors: New Castle County, Cecil County, Berks County, Delaware, Lancaster County and Montgomery County.

Chester County map

The largest city of Chester County is West Chester with a population of 20,048. Other cities include, Phoenixville population 16,910, Coatesville population 13,006, Hopewell population 12,548 and Downingtown population 8,419. See all Chester County cities & populated places.

Weather

Chester County forecast: A slight chance of rain showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. more

Chester County Quick Facts

Population : 526,759 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
Different from : Chester County, Chester County
Twitter username : chescogovt
Area : 1968 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.1%
Land as percent of area : 98.9%
Named for : Chester
Altitude : 801 feet / 244 meters
Capital : West Chester
Establishment : January 01, 1682
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 20:18:28 (27th October 2021)
Density : 268 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 5.29% (2010-2020)
Weather : 63℉ Slight Chance Rain Showers then Partly Sunny 7-days weather

Chester County has 6 neighbours.

Demographics

The population of Chester County increased by 5.29% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 498,886 - census
2011 503,462 0.91% estimation process
2012 506,089 0.52% estimation process
2013 509,105 0.59% estimation process
2014 512,770 0.71% estimation process
2015 515,055 0.44% estimation process
2016 516,767 0.33% estimation process
2017 518,901 0.41% estimation process
2018 522,086 0.61% estimation process
2019 524,989 0.55% estimation process
2020 526,759 0.34% estimation process

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People born in Chester County (58)

People born in Chester County, including politician Lewis Maxwell, Continental Army general Anthony Wayne, Beaux-Arts architect Charles Follen McKim, you can see a list of people who born in Chester County.

  • Hugh Williamson (American politician (1735-1819)) he was born in 05/12/1735
  • James Dixon Roman (American politician (1809-1867)) he was born in 11/08/1809
  • Thomas Wharton Jr. (Pennsylvanian politician (1735-1778)) he was born in 01/01/1735
  • Caleb P. Bennett (American politician (1758-1836)) he was born in 11/11/1758
  • Isaac P. Gray (American politician (1828-1895)) he was born in 18/10/1828
  • Harold Barron (athletics competitor) he was born in 29/08/1894
  • John Morton (farmer, surveyor, and jurist from the Province of Pennsylvania (1725-1777)) he was born in 01/01/1725
  • Franklin MacVeagh (American politician (1837-1934)) he was born in 22/11/1837
  • Humphry Marshall (American botanist (1722-1801)) he was born in 10/10/1722
  • George Lippard (Novelist, journalist) he was born in 10/04/1822
  • William Clingan (Member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Articles of Confederation, (1721-1790)) he was born in 01/01/1721
  • Isaac Israel Hayes (United States explorer and physician (1832-1881)) he was born in 05/03/1832
  • Joseph Dickson (American politician (1745-1825)) he was born in 01/04/1745
  • William Marks (American politician) he was born in 13/10/1778
  • Caleb Bentley (American silversmith and postmaster (1762-1851)) he was born in 01/01/1762
  • Daniel Hiester (American politician (1774-1834)) he was born in 01/01/1774
  • Edward Hibberd Johnson (American inventor) he was born in 04/01/1846
  • Elisha C. Dick (American physician) he was born in 15/03/1762

Other places with the same name (3)

Chester County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Chester County.

City Name Population Title
West Chester 20,048 Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Warwick 19,576 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Phoenixville 16,910 Borough of Pennsylvania
Caln 14,089 Census-designated place in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Coatesville 13,006 City of Pennsylvania
Hopewell 12,548 Borough in Bedford County, Pennsylvania
New Garden 12,237 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Westtown 10,992 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Willistown 10,983 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Downingtown 8,419 Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Red Lion 6,309 Borough of Pennsylvania
Kennett Square 6,203 Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
New London 5,967 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Oxford 5,594 Borough of Pennsylvania
Paoli 5,575 Census designated place
Exton 4,842 Village and former civil parish in Rutland, UK

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