Chester Springs, PA
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Chester Springs is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 18,169 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 $170,296.00.

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 91.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chester Springs is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester Springs who work in management occupations (19.54%), sales jobs (13.13%), and business and financial occupations (11.48%).

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: 12.58% 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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.69 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Chester Springs is a pretty powerful place. 71.67% of the adults in Chester Springs have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Chester Springs in 2010 was $70,821, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $283,284 for a family of four.

Chester Springs is a somewhat 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 Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Chester Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.


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