Chester Springs is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 18,495 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chester Springs is the 53rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Chester Springs was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Chester Springs economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Chester Springs, where the median household income is $176,924.00.
Chester Springs home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Chester Springs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Chester Springs is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chester Springs is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester Springs who work in management occupations (20.36%), sales jobs (12.27%), and business and financial occupations (11.87%).
Also of interest is that Chester Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Chester Springs is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chester Springs really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chester Springs perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Chester Springs is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chester Springs, the average commute to work is 31.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Chester Springs is a pretty powerful place. 71.63% of the adults in Chester Springs have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Chester Springs in 2018 was $75,576, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $302,304 for a family of four.
Chester Springs is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chester Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chester Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chester Springs include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Chester Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.