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. 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.34% 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.
In addition, Chester Springs is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chester Springs, the average commute to work is 31.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Chester Springs, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Chester Springs is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other 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.