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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


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