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Chester County, PA
The county was named for Cheshire, England

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Chester County is one of 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

The county is in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 465,795. This was an increase of  7.45% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$65,295
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chester County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Chester County was $46,737. This was an increase of 21.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 151% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: West Chester

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19% of Chester County residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chester County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Chester County include Atglen Baptist Cemetery, Beth Israel Cemetery, Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery, Black Rock Cemetery, Brower Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Chestnut Grove Annex Cemetery, Cochranville Cemetery, East Coventry Meeting House Cemetery, Elkridge Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Chester County include Atglen, Avondale, Berwyn, Birchrunville, Birmingham, Brandamore, Brownbacks, Caln, Charlestown, Chester Springs ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Chester County include Penn State Great Valley, Valley Forge Christian College, West Chester University of Pennsylvania ... View colleges

School districts in Chester County include Avon Grove SD, Coatesville Area SD, Downingtown Area SD, Great Valley SD, Kennett Countynsolidated SD, Octorara Area SD, Owen J Roberts SD, Oxford Area SD, Phoenixville Area SD, Tredyffrin-Easttown SD ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Chester County include Atglen Public Library, Avon Grove Free Library, Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, Chester County Library, Chester Springs Library, Coatesville Area Public Library, Downingtown Library, Easttown Library & Info Center, Honey Brook Comm Library, Malvern Public Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Chester County include Daily Local, Phoenix ... View newspapers

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Politics

Chester County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chester County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Chester County include Best Western, Comfort Inn & Suites, Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Extended Stay America, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn West Chester, Homestead Malvern, Homewood Suites Hotel, Korman Communities Woodview, Microtel Inn and Suites ... More hotels

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