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Welcome to Chester ...

The city of Chester is located in Delaware County<1>.

When the people of Chester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Chesterite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chester has a population of 34,000 people<3> (see below for details).

Chester was established in 1641.

The community of Chester is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Chester: 19013<5>

Websites for Chester ...

Official Website:   www.chestercity.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.delcochamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chester had an population of 34,000 people (or a decrease of 7.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chester had a population of 33,972 people (or 6.08% of the total population of Delaware County). This makes Chester the county's most populous community.

The population of Chester represents 0.27% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,972 people, the population of Chester decreased 7.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 36,854 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chester.

Communities Also Named Chester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Chester - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska (2), New Brunswick (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chester.

Communities near Chester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chester.

  • Philadelphia [Philadelphia County]
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    • Philadelphia [Philadelphia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,584,064 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<7>
  • Camden [Camden County]
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    • Camden [Camden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 73,562 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
  • Wilmington [New Castle County]
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    • Wilmington [New Castle County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 70,166 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<7>
  • Norristown [Montgomery County]
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    • Norristown [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,341 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norristown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norristown<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Chester [Chester County]
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      • West Chester [Chester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,029 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Chester<7>
    • Yeadon [Delaware County]
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      • Yeadon [Delaware County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,496 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeadon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yeadon<7>
    • Gloucester City [Camden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester City
      • Gloucester City [Camden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester City
    • Darby [Delaware County]
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      • Darby [Delaware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darby<7>
    • Lansdowne [Delaware County]
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      • Lansdowne [Delaware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansdowne have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansdowne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansdowne<7>
    • Woodbury [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Gloucester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chester.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chester. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chester ...

Looking for more information about Chester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chester.

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About Delaware County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chester: www.chestercity.com/

The official website for Delaware County: www.co.delaware.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Delaware, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Chester refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Chester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Chester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8495, Longitude: -75.3555    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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