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One of the first counties established in 1962, Chester County is now home to approximately 515,939 Pennsylvania residents. During the last census, there were 186,057 households represented in this area. When you consider the 756 square miles of land area and the current population, this county has a population density of 678 people per square mile.
West Chester, a borough with historical significance, is the county seat. Adjacent counties include Berks County to the north, Delaware County to the east, Cecil County (Maryland) to the south, and Lancaster County to the west. Other nearby counties include Montgomery County to the northeast and New Castle County (Delaware) to the southeast.
Interesting Facts About Chester County
- The median household income is $85,976. The average household income in this county is well above the state’s average.
- The median home value is $325,800. House values are higher than the state’s average.
- The average commute time is 27 minutes.
- The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 92.7%
- The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 49.1%.
Chester County students attend schools in one of the 14 public school districts that serve this area. There are charter, independent, and private schools available. Those looking to increase their education beyond high school may choose to attend one of the colleges or universities in the county. Options include the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Delaware County Community College, Lincoln University, Penn State Great Valley, and the West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Wondering about the weather in Chester County? Be sure to carry along your umbrella in August and September. Those are the months that receive the brunt of the 46.6 inches of rain this area receives annually. Of course, you should prepare for the average of 23.8 inches of snow that fall during the winter months. Don’t worry! There are still 202 days of sunny weather each year for your outdoor activities. The average high temperature is 85.5 degrees in July. The average low temperature is 20.7 degrees in January.
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