West Chester, Pennsylvania

West Chester: Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States


West Chester is a city located in the county of Chester in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 18,461 and a population density of 3,862 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 20,048 inhabitants.

The city was created 264 years ago in 1759.

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

Quick Facts about West Chester

Population : 20,048 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Chester County
Area : 4.78 km2
Official name : Borough of West Chester
Altitude : 446 feet / 136 meters
Capital city : West Chester is capital of Chester County
Establishment : January 01, 1760 (264 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 23:14:48 (29th February 2024)
Postal code : 19380
Density : 4,194 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.92% (2010-2020)
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Westchester image


West Chester is located at 39°57'39"N 75°36'29"W (39.9609700, -75.6080400).

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The population of West Chester increased by 7.92% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 18,461 - census
2011 18,791 1.76% estimation process
2012 18,939 0.78% estimation process
2013 19,016 0.4% estimation process
2014 19,443 2.2% estimation process
2015 19,980 2.69% estimation process
2016 20,018 0.19% estimation process
2017 20,036 0.09% estimation process
2018 20,059 0.11% estimation process
2019 20,029 -0.15% estimation process
2020 20,048 0.09% estimation process

West Chester zip code is 19380. County name: Chester, County fips: 42029

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People born in West Chester (108)

People born in West Chester, including civil rights activist andrights activist Bayard Rustin, composer Samuel Osborne Barber, professional skateboarder and stuntman Bam Mangera, .


  • Matisyahu (American musician) he was born in 30/06/1978
  • Deron Miller (American musician) he was born in 21/05/1976
  • Horace Pippin (African American artist (1888-1946)) he was born in 01/01/1888
  • Scott Zwizanski (American cyclist) he was born in 29/05/1977
  • Joseph McMinn (American politician (1758-1824)) he was born in 22/06/1758
  • Smedley Butler (United States Marine Corps general, two time Medal of Honor recipient, activist, lecturer, official, and writer) he was born in 30/07/1881
  • Rake Yohn (American television personality) he was born in 20/01/1975
  • Jess Margera (American musician) he was born in 28/08/1978
  • Jim Furyk (American professional golfer) he was born in 12/05/1970
  • Kyle Gallner (American actor) he was born in 22/10/1986
  • Brandon DiCamillo (American actor) he was born in 15/11/1976
  • Robert C. Giffen (United States Navy admiral, college athletics administrator) he was born in 29/06/1886
  • Matthew McGrory (American actor (1973-2005)) he was born in 17/05/1973
  • Charles R. Miller (American politician (1857-1927)) he was born in 30/09/1857
  • Brandon Guyer (American baseball player) he was born in 28/01/1985
  • Charlie McDermott (American actor) he was born in 06/04/1990
  • Eric Bernotas (American skeleton racer) he was born in 05/08/1971
  • Geralyn Wolf (Episcopal bishop of Rhode Island) she was born in 30/04/1947

Schools in West Chester

College & universities near West Chester, PA

Code Name City ZIP
216764 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester (PA) 19383

Stations (29)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Chester, PA

Code Name Address Type
EXT Exton 425 Walkertown Road RAIL
DOW Downingtown West Lancaster Ave. and Stuart Ave. RAIL
PAO Paoli 13 Lancaster Ave. RAIL
COT Coatesville Third Ave. and Fleetwood St. RAIL
WIL Wilmington station 100 South French Street RAIL

Post offices near West Chester

Post Office Name City ZIP
Gay Str Post Office West Chester (PA) 19380

Other places with the same name (3)

  • West Chester , Ohio The most populous city in Butler County, Ohio. It is located on the Great Miami River in southwestern Ohio. West Chester is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the West Chester History Center and the West Chester Arts Center. with a population of 62,791 people.
  • West Chester , Iowa human settlement in Washington County, Iowa, United States of America with a population of 147 people.

Other cities in Chester County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Chester County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
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
Pocopson 4,827 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

West Chester distances to largest Pennsylvania cities