Chester, PA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 14,976 housing units in Chester. This represents a 9.3% decline from 16,512 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 14,976 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Chester is about 47.7%. Chester's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 14.4%. Average household size is 2.65 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Chester were built after 1948.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.90%
One Bedroom17.50%
Two Bedrooms22%
Three Bedrooms47.60%
Four Bedrooms7%
Five Bedrooms or more3%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.71
Median year structure was built1943
Median Value of occupied units$43,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$33,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.58
Median year structure was built1955
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$432

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.10%
Second Mortgage7.80%
Home Equity Loan5.20%
Simple Mortgage45.60%
Debt Free41.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.7%