|A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada|
|Home >> State of Pennsylvania >> Chester County >> West Chester >> Community Profile||Index...|
Welcome to West Chester ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of West Chester, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
A typical abbreviation for West Chester: W. Chester
From the Census Estimates for 2019, West Chester has a population of 20,036 people<2> (see below for details).
West Chester is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: West Chester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for West Chester: (610) & (484)<4>
Websites for West Chester ...
Official Website: www.west-chester.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.greaterwestchester.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Chester had an population of 20,036 people. This is an increase of 8.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.18% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, West Chester had a population of 18,461 people. This makes West Chester the county's most populous community.
The population of West Chester represents 0.15% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 18,461 people, the population of West Chester increased 3.36% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,861 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for West Chester.
Communities Also Named West Chester ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named West Chester - they are located in Iowa, Michigan, Ohio (2), South Carolina (2) and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Chester.
Communities near West Chester ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Chester.
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 West Chester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Chester.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West 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 West Chester.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Chester. Our list includes 46 papers. See our Newspapers Page for West Chester.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Chester ...
Looking for more information about West 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 West Chester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Chester.
Adding West Chester to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of West Chester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for West Chester was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found West Chester on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for West Chester.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for West Chester: www.west-chester.com/
The official website for Chester County: www.chesco.org/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
Thank you for visiting our website.
In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023