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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Chester County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 514,652. Chester County is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. In Chester County, most residents own their homes. In Chester County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Chester County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Chester County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$338,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,256
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    88
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    109.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    912.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Chester County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,417
National
$55,322

Chester County Reviews

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Living in Chester County really feels like Hannah Montana, living the best of both worlds. In some of the most famous parts of the county, such as West Chester, the ambiance is a more rural/suburban feel. It's a very family-friendly and peaceful community. What's better is the accessibility to Philly. If you're looking for a place where it's not too busy and crowded like the city nor boring and green like the countryside, then this county is the perfect middle ground.
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I found that this county is one of the most diverse and friendly counties I've ever resided in. People across the county can connect on designated social media sites for gatherings, parties, as well as sale of items. Diversity wise, many different ethnic groups, religions, and working classes all work together to make Chester County simply great.
Pleasant area in rural Pennsylvania that boasts a variety of tourist destinations, beautiful sights, and family friendly entertainment. This area has a comfortable feel that makes anyone feel at home.