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Living In Chester, PA

The small city of Chester, Pennsylvania is home to slightly more than 34,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) make up a higher percentage of the population here (19%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find no shortage of peers. At an average age of just under 35, the city's population skews notably younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Home ownership is less common than renting in Chester, and 37% of residents own their homes, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $103 per month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Chester will save around $1,200 compared to the state average.

Chester residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Many residents (23%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by just 5% of the city. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number is higher than the national average.

Many Chester residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries make up 14% of the city's labor force. With an average annual income of just over $40,000, Chester workers bring in less than the average Pennsylvania resident. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, Chester has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (27%). Further, 5% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.


Frequently Asked Questions About Chester

What is the average rent in Chester?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Chester is $950 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $595 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $695 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Chester?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Chester is $595

Are there any cheap apartments for rent in Chester?

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