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 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 524,989 inhabitants. Its county seat is West Chester. The county was created 339 years ago in 1681.

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 Courthouse image
Chester County Courthouse

The largest city of Chester County is West Chester with a population of 20,029. Other cities include, Phoenixville population 16,968, Coatesville population 13,069, Honey Brook population 8,311 and Downingtown population 7,897. See all Chester County cities & populated places.

Chester County Courthouse image

Chester County map

Chester County Quick Facts

Population : 524,989 (2019)
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 : 06:00:46 (4th August 2021)
Density : 267 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 4.97% (2010-2019)

Chester County has 6 neighbours.

Demographics

The population of Chester County increased by 4.97% in 9 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

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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.

Other places with the same name (2)

Chester County Populated Places (more)

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

City Name Population Title
West Chester 20,029 Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Warwick 19,536 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Phoenixville 16,968 Borough of Pennsylvania
Caln 14,275 Census-designated place in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Coatesville 13,069 City of Pennsylvania
New Garden 12,206 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Willistown 11,014 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Westtown 11,013 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Honey Brook 8,311 Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Downingtown 7,897 Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Chester Springs 7,520
Red Lion 6,330 Borough of Pennsylvania
Kennett Square 6,202 Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Lionville 6,189
New London 5,986 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Oxford 5,581 Borough of Pennsylvania

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