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Welcome to West Chester ...

West Chester is located in Chester County<1> and is the County Seat for Chester County.

A typical abbreviation for West Chester: W. Chester

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Chester has a population of 20,029 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 20,029 people. This is an increase of 8.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.14% 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 (which had 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 have 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.

  • Wilmington [New Castle County]
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    • Wilmington [New Castle County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of West Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 70,166 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<6>
  • Norristown [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norristown
    • Norristown [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of West Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,341 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norristown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norristown<6>
  • Chester [Delaware County]
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    • Chester [Delaware County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of West Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,000 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<6>
  • Phoenixville [Chester County]
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    • Phoenixville [Chester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of West Chester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,968 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenixville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenixville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenixville<6>
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    • Coatesville [Chester County]
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      • Coatesville [Chester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of West Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,069 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coatesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coatesville<6>
    • Yeadon [Delaware County]
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      • Yeadon [Delaware County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of West Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,496 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeadon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yeadon<6>
    • Darby [Delaware County]
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      • Darby [Delaware County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of West Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darby<6>
    • Lansdowne [Delaware County]
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      • Lansdowne [Delaware County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of West Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansdowne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansdowne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansdowne<6>
    • Brookhaven [Delaware County]
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      • Brookhaven [Delaware County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of West Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<6>
    • Conshohocken [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conshohocken
      • Conshohocken [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of West Chester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conshohocken have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conshohocken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conshohocken<6>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Chester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Chester.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Chester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (484) is an overlay for area code (610).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Chester) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Chester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9597, Longitude: -75.6044    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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