West Chester is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 53,624 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, West Chester is the 16th largest community in Ohio.
West Chester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Chester is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Chester who work in management occupations (15.40%), sales jobs (11.18%), and office and administrative support (9.13%).
Also of interest is that West Chester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.54% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, West Chester 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, West Chester really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is West Chester 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.
If knowledge is power, West Chester is a pretty powerful place. 53.73% of the adults in West Chester 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 West Chester in 2018 was $46,242, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,968 for a family of four.
West Chester is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Chester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Chester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Chester include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in West Chester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.