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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataPennsylvania

Social Statistics

Chester, Pennsylvania

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school11,394100.0
Nursery school, preschool8347.3
Kindergarten5494.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)5,23045.9
High school (grades 9-12)2,32320.4
College or graduate school2,45821.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over21,174100.0
Less than 9th grade1,6797.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma4,94823.4
High school graduate (includes equivalency)8,44139.9
Some college, no degree3,51716.6
Associate degree7833.7
Bachelor's degree1,2055.7
Graduate or professional degree6012.8
Percent high school graduate or higher68.7(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher8.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over27,412100.0
Never married12,39945.2
Now married, except separated8,52431.1
Separated1,4665.3
Widowed2,6749.8
Female
2,0517.5
Divorced2,3498.6
Female
1,3564.9
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,516100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren72347.7
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over25,966100.0
Civilian veterans2,88511.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years10,023100.0
With a disability7707.7
Population 21 to 64 years18,363100.0
With a disability4,74025.8
Percent employed
51.3(X)
No disability13,62374.2
Percent employed
68.4(X)
Population 65 years and over4,040100.0
With a disability2,12452.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over33,824100.0
Same house in 199518,87455.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199514,28642.2
Same county
10,41330.8
Different county
3,87311.5
Same state
2,2206.6
Different state
1,6534.9
Elsewhere in 19956642.0
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population36,854100.0
Native35,93797.5
Born in United States
35,11595.3
State of residence
28,91678.5
Different state
6,19916.8
Born outside United States
8222.2
Foreign born9172.5
Entered 1990 to March 2000
5501.5
Naturalized citizen
3511.0
Not a citizen
5661.5
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)917100.0
Europe14816.1
Asia27329.8
Africa19921.7
Oceania00.0
Latin America29131.7
Northern America60.7
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over33,824100.0
English only31,04191.8
Language other than English2,7838.2
Speak English less than 'very well
1,1633.4
Spanish
1,7845.3
Speak English less than "very well"
8602.5
Other Indo-European languages
5491.6
Speak English less than "very well"
2050.6
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1900.6
Speak English less than "very well"
800.2
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population36,854100.0

Total ancestries reported

32,16287.3
Arab1090.3
Czech160.0
Danish60.0
Dutch1490.4
English4371.2
French (except Basque)11200.3
French Canadian1100.0
German1,0242.8
Greek290.1
Hungarian370.1
Irish11,9115.2
Italian1,0973.0
Lithuanian330.1
Norwegian70.0
Polish5001.4
Portuguese30.0
Russian460.1
Scotch-Irish810.2
Scottish990.3
Slovak50.0
Subsaharan African1,0212.8
Swedish760.2
Swiss00.0
Ukrainian1580.4
United States or American4941.3
Welsh510.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)2100.6
Other ancestries24,44366.3
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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