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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making West Chester a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, West Chester has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, West Chester’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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.