West Chester Jobs

  • Senior Branch Manager - Exton

    Liberty Mutual Insurance - West Chester, PA

    Advance your Sales Management career at Liberty Mutual Insurance - A Fortune 100 Company! Are you looking for a lucrative management career with a responsible company that has...

    from Liberty Mutual Insurance - 6 days ago
  • Sales / Business Consultant - West Chester, PA (38827BR)

    First Data - West Chester, PA

    . 38827BR Job Title Business Consultant - West Chester, PA About First Data First Data is a leading provider of payment solutions for financial institutions and merchants around...

    from First Data Corporation - 5 hours ago

    Urology Center of Chester County - West Chester, PA

    FULL TIME REGISTERED NURSE Urology Center of Chester County is currently seeking a Full Time Registered Nurse to join our practice. Be part of an outstanding team which includes...

    from Urology Center of Chester County - 5 days ago
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West Chester, Pennsylvania

The Borough of West Chester is the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is 25 miles to the east and Wilmington 17 miles to the south. Valley Forge, the Brandywine Battlefield, Longwood Gardens, and other historical attractions are near West Chester. The West Chester University of Pennsylvania is located here. Greek Revival architecture along High Street earned West Chester the nickname "Athens of the West". In 1900, 9,524 people lived here; in 1910, 11,767; in 1920, 11,717; and in 1940, 13,289 lived here. In 2000, the US census recorded 17,861 residents.

West Chester Careers

Among the most common occupations in West Chester are Management, professional, and related occupations, 32%; Sales and office occupations, 27%; and Service occupations, 22%. Approximately 77 percent of workers in West Chester, Pennsylvania work for companies, 12 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

West Chester Industries

The leading industries in West Chester, Pennsylvania are Educational, health and social services, 21%; Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, 13%; and Retail trade, 13%. Simply Hired's West Chester job listings indicate that the following industries in West Chester are hiring the most workers:

West Chester Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in West Chester, Pennsylvania is $33,180, and the median income of households in West Chester was $37,803.

Average Salaries in West Chester, PA

West Chester, PA


According to our West Chester Trends data, the number of West Chester, Pennsylvania jobs has decreased by 42% since October 2013.
West Chester job trends

West Chester Employment Statistics

Population of West Chester
Total population 17,861
Male 46.93%
Female 53.07%
Median age 24.6
West Chester Housing
Owner-occupied homes 37.2%
Median cost of a home $140,400
Median mortgage payment $896
Renter-occupied homes 62.8%
Vacant housing 4.2%
Median monthly rent $691
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $35,540
Median for all female full-time $30,819
Household Income
Less than $10,000 10%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 14%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 17%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 10%
$100,000 to $149,999 9%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 5%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11%
High school graduate 23%
Some college, no degree 17%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 26%
Graduate degree 13%
Marital Status
Never married 62%
Currently married 25%
Separated 2%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 6%
White 77%
Black or African American 17%
Asian 1%
Other 4%
West Chester Commute
Carpool 11.7%
Public transportation 2.6%
Average travel time 20 minutes