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Chester County

Why you'd want to live in Chester County

Chester County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 498,886. The county seat is West Chester. Chester County was one of the three original Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn in 1682. Chester County is located in southeast Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. The County was created by William Penn in 1682 as one of the three original counties of Pennsylvania. There are now 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Chester County is 759 square miles or approximately 485,600 acres in size. The highest elevation is 1071 ft. in the Welsh Mountains in Honey Brook Township. The lowest elevation is 70 feet above sea level along the Schuylkill River at the Montgomery County line. The County is a 3rd Class County with a three member Board of County Commissioners. There are 73 municipalities, consisting of 1 city, 15 boroughs, and 57 townships. All of the townships are Townships of the 2nd Class except Caln, which is a Township of the 1st Class. The Class of a township is determined by the State based on established criteria. 14 school districts provide K-12 public education in the County. There are six County parks (Hibernia, Nottingham, Warwick, Springton Manor, Black Rock Sanctuary, and Wolf’s Hollow). There are also many Federal, State, and municipal parks. The population of the county in the 2010 census was 498,886 people. The population estimate for 2014 is 512,784. (2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates) Chester County is the 7th most populated county in Pennsylvania (2010 Census) Of the population 25 years or older, 92.3% are high school graduates, 49.3% have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and 20.2% have a graduate or professional degree. (2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates) There were 195,657 housing units in the county as of 2014, an increase from 192,462 in the 2010 Census. (2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates) The median sales price of all homes sold in the county in 2014 was $315,000.

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Chester County Market Report

$727,683

AVERAGE PRICE OF 2,000 HOMES

$636,365

AVERAGE PRICE OF 502 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$1,119,273

AVERAGE PRICE OF 234 HOMES WITH A POOL

$1,774,497

AVERAGE PRICE OF 269 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$648,630

AVERAGE PRICE OF 82 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

$645,610

AVERAGE PRICE OF 30 DISTRESSED HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $727,683
Avg Bedrooms 3.94 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.34 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom $1,019,331
2 bedrooms $605,203
3 bedrooms $522,883
4 bedrooms $655,673
5 bedrooms $941,307
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
Great Valley High School 210 $838,121 166 days
Downingtown High School East Campus 105 $634,008 111 days
Unionville High School 96 $909,068 143 days
Owen J Roberts High School 81 $743,149 158 days
Kennett High School 69 $765,557 196 days
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
All Homes 2,000 $727,683 125 days
Newly Built Homes 502 $636,365 186 days
Homes with a Pool 234 $1,119,273 114 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 269 $1,774,497 163 days
Reduced Price Homes 82 $648,630 71 days
Distressed Homes 30 $645,610 114 days