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. 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 $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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.65% 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.
Because of many things, Chester Springs is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chester Springs a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chester Springs has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
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 31.89 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Chester Springs. 69.27% 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 $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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Chester Springs's cultural character, accounting for 15.31% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Chester Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Polish.