Chester, PA Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Population: 36,854. Estimated population in July 2020: 37,058 (+0.6% change)
Males: 17,362 (47.1%), Females: 19,492 (52.9%)

Delaware County

Zip codes: 19013.

Median resident age: 30.6 years
Median household income: $25,703
Median house value: $43,100

Races in Chester:

  • Black (75.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (17.9%)
  • Hispanic (5.4%)
  • Other race (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (5.2%), Italian (3.0%), German (2.8%), Subsaharan African (2.8%), Polish (1.4%), United States (1.3%).

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chester

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chester city

  • Never married: 45.2%
  • Now married: 31.1%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

2.5% Foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.5% Africa, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -5,126 (-12.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Chester:

  • CROZER CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER (ONE MEDICAL CENTER BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chester:

  • RIDDLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; MEDIA, PA)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; DREXEL HILL, PA)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL – DELAWARE COUNTY (about 9 miles; DARBY, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chester:

  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 10 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: PHL)
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 21 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
  • TRENTON MERCER (about 49 miles; TRENTON, NJ; Abbreviation: TTN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chester:

  • PHILADELPHIA (about 7 miles; ESSINGTON, PA; Abbreviation: 9N2)
  • SPITFIRE AERODROME (about 8 miles; PEDRICKTOWN, NJ; Abbreviation: 7N7)
  • BRANDYWINE (about 17 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; Abbreviation: N99)
Amtrak stations near Chester:

  • 13 miles: ARDMORE (STATION RD. & LANCASTER AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: PHILADELPHIA (30TH & MARKET STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Chester:

  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 3,646; Location: ONE UNIVERSITY PL; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.widener.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chester:

  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; MEDIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,248)
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; VILLANOVA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,547)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,115)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 15 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 19,324)
  • DREXEL UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 10,823)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 15 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
  • ART INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA (about 16 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,138)

Schools

Public high school in Chester:

  • CHESTER HS (Students: 1,526; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chester:

  • CHESTER COMMUNITY CS (Students: 1,016; Grades: KG – 06)
  • COLUMBUS EL SCH (Students: 836; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SHOWALTER MS (Students: 505; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SMEDLEY MS (Students: 440; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHESTER CS (Students: 424; Grades: KG – 09)
  • PARRY MS (Students: 349; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WILLIAM PENN EL SCH (Students: 300; Grades: KG – 04)
  • STETSER EL SCH (Students: 232; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Chester:

  • BLESSED KATHARINE DREXEL (Students: 338; Location: 1901 POTTER STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS CHR SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 700 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • EAGLES NEST ACADEMY (Students: 46; Location: 3016 24 W 3RD ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY CLD DEV CTR (Students: 36; Location: ONE UNIVERSITY PLACE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • FAITH TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 2512 W SECOND ST; Grades: 1 – 7)
  • THOMAS M THOMAS ELC SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 1408 W THIRD STREET; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Chester:

  • J LEWIS CROZER LIBRARY (Operating income: $328,333; Location: 620 ENGLE ST; 44,570 books; 245 audio materials; 3,360 video materials; 121 serial subscriptions)

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