Chester, Pennsylvania

Population 34,027

Chester is located in Delaware County, PA. The population is 34,027, making Chester the largest city in Delaware County.

There are 6 public schools in Chester with an average Homefacts rating of D-. The total crime rate for Chester is very low , and there are 58 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Chester is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Chester property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Chester include Upland, Chester Township and Parkside.

Chester Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Poor
  • No High School Diploma: 20.7%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 10.3%

Crime Rate

43.18% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 496
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 419
  • Burglary: 749
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

8.00% Higher than national avg.
  • 58 offenders in Chester
  • 17.05 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

94 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 13
  • Superfunds: 24
  • Tanks & Spills: 57


High 7.5%
  • Pennsylvania unemployment average: 4.0%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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6 Public Schools view public schools

There are 6 K-12 public schools in Chester, PA and 6 private schools. Homefacts rates Chester's schools as Poor, with an overall D- rating.

1 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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58 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Chester, PA

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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$124,950 compared to December 1969
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

2 Building Permits View All

  • In 2012, the city of Chester, PA issued 2 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2011, the city of Chester, PA issued 2 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $903
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,030
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,248
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,543
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,767

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Environmental Hazards

94 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (385/400)
    Chester, PA has 96.25% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Chester, PA is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.14 Average
    Chester, PA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 33.65°
  • February 36.53°
  • March 45.72°
  • April 56.25°
  • May 65.74°
  • June 74.74°
  • July 80.28°
  • August 77.32°
  • September 70.78°
  • October 59.18°
  • November 47.67°
  • December 37.77°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Chester, PA

Chester, PA has a low risk of earthquakes.
Chester, PA has a moderate risk of hurricanes.
Chester, PA has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Chester, PA has a low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Chester, PA: $27,217


Unemployment in Chester is 7.5%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.0% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 55.62%
White Collar - 44.38%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Tom Wolf
  • Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.
  • Sen. Patrick J. Toomey

City Representatives

  • Robert Brady
  • Pat Meehan

Neighborhood Info

0 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

4 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

1 Police Station view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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