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 $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 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 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.
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. 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.
Despite being a small town, Chester Springs has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
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.