Chester Springs is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 17,441 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chester Springs is the 53rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Chester Springs has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.34% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
The overall crime rate in Chester Springs is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
In Chester Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Chester Springs. 69.41% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.