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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Chester Springs, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Chester Springs, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Chester Springs’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Chester Springs does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $150,460.00.
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 91.19% 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 (22.37%), sales jobs (11.28%), and business and financial occupations (11.09%).
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: 10.65% 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 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, Chester Springs’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Chester Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.89 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 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 69.27% 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 $60,923, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,692 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.
Chester Springs also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.31%.
The most common language spoken in Chester Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Polish.