Chester Springs is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 17,453 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chester Springs is the 53rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Chester Springs was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Chester Springs economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Chester Springs, where the median household income is $145,824.00.
Chester Springs home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Chester Springs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Chester Springs is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chester Springs is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester Springs who work in management occupations (21.34%), sales jobs (11.93%), and business and financial occupations (10.62%).
Also of interest is that Chester Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Chester Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.34% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
In addition, Chester Springs is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Chester Springs’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One downside of living in Chester Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.75 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Chester Springs is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Chester Springs, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Chester Springs is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.41% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Chester Springs in 2010 was $58,995, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $235,980 for a family of four.
Chester Springs is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chester Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chester Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chester Springs include German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Chester Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Chinese.