West Chester is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 53,176 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, West Chester is the 14th largest community in Ohio.
West Chester real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although West Chester house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
West Chester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (15.57%), sales jobs (10.53%), and office and administrative support (8.88%).
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: 9.41% 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.
West Chester is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. 55.10% 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 $47,383, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,532 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 Polish.
The most common language spoken in West Chester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.