Facts & Demographics of downtown West Chester
Snapshot view of demographics effecting downtown West Chester (numbers rounded)
18,500 : population of the Borough of West Chester
116,000 : population of the Greater West Chester Area (19380/19382 zips)
43,000 : number of households in the Greater West Chester area
92,407 : median household income ($) in Chester County, highest and fastest growing of the Philadelphia counties in PA
301,000 : population within a ten mile radius
500,000 : population of Chester County
5,500,000 : population of greater Philadelphia area (5th largest)
10,400 : number of employees in the Borough of West Chester
199,000 : number of employees within a ten mile radius
13,000 : number of businesses within a ten mile radius
15,000 : number of students at West Chester University
10,000 : population density per square mile in the Borough of West Chester
Facts about downtown West Chester
-- Downtown West Chester selected Best New Shopping District by Philadelphia Magazine
-- West Chester selected as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
-- West Chester was selected as one of the Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.
-- West Chester was selected to participate in the Main Streets of the Brandywine Valley by the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau.
-- West Chester listed in Top Ten Downtowns in Best Places to Raise Your Family by Frommer's.
-- Property values have tripled since 2000
-- Downtown West Chester hosts 26 events a year
-- Violent crime risk is 34 percent lower than the national average
-- The average age in West Chester is younger than the national average age
-- There are 525 businesses within the BID
-- West Chester has one of the highest income levels in Pennsylvania
-- There are 2,700 public and private parking spaces within the BID