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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataPennsylvania

Economic Statistics

Chester, Pennsylvania

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over26,936100.0
In labor force15,89859.0
Civilian labor force
15,89859.0
Employed
13,23849.1
Unemployed
2,6609.9
Percent of civilian labor force
16.7(X)
Armed Forces
00.0
Not in labor force11,03841.0
Females 16 years and over14,582100.0
In labor force8,64359.3
Civilian labor force
8,64359.3
Employed
7,41850.9
Own children under 6 years3,201100.0
All parents in family in labor force2,18768.3
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over12,799100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone7,17356.0
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled2,40518.8
Public transportation (including taxicab)2,10116.4
Walked8146.4
Other means1431.1
Worked at home1631.3
Mean travel time to work (minutes)26.5(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over13,238100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations2,89821.9
Service occupations4,09130.9
Sales and office occupations3,27024.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations00.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations7735.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations2,20616.7
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining00.0
Construction4933.7
Manufacturing1,56511.8
Wholesale trade2982.3
Retail trade1,31910.0
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities7916.0
Information2602.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing7195.4
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services9287.0
Educational, health and social services4,32632.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services1,3129.9
Other services (except public administration)5704.3
Public administration6575.0
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers10,85282.0
Government workers2,03215.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business2932.2
Unpaid family workers610.5
INCOME IN 1999
Households12,797100.0
Less than $10,0002,70021.1
$10,000 to $14,9991,33210.4
$15,000 to $24,9992,20217.2
$25,000 to $34,9992,03715.9
$35,000 to $49,9991,72513.5
$50,000 to $74,9991,67513.1
$75,000 to $99,9995884.6
$100,000 to $149,9994143.2
$150,000 to $199,999410.3
$200,000 or more830.6
Median household income (dollars)25,703(X)
With earnings9,33372.9
Mean earnings (dollars)
37,361(X)
With Social Security income3,68928.8
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
9,714(X)
With Supplemental Security Income1,0648.3
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,472(X)
With public assistance income1,2339.6
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
3,281(X)
With retirement income1,89114.8
Mean retirement income (dollars)
12,397(X)
Families8,150100.0
Less than $10,0001,21014.8
$10,000 to $14,9996848.4
$15,000 to $24,9991,41617.4
$25,000 to $34,9991,38317.0
$35,000 to $49,9991,17414.4
$50,000 to $74,9991,34116.5
$75,000 to $99,9994916.0
$100,000 to $149,9993584.4
$150,000 to $199,999360.4
$200,000 or more570.7
Median family income (dollars)30,336(X)
Per capita income (dollars)13,052(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers29,528(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers23,705(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families1,860(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)22.8
With related children under 18 years1,578(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.7
With related children under 5 years
960(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)41.4
Families with female householder, no husband present1,383(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)35.4
With related children under 18 years1,269(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)43.0
With related children under 5 years
767(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)54.2
Individuals9,249(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)27.2
18 years and over5,315(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)22.7
65 years and over
879(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.8
Related children under 18 years3,920(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)36.9
Related children 5 to 17 years
2,583(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)33.8
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over2,390(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)36.0
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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