Population Trends 1790-2010
Decennial Census Information
By clicking the chart above, you can download an Excel spreadsheet of the 1790 through 2010 Decennial Census Population Data for Chester County and each of its 73 municipalities.
The total decennial population for Chester County in 2010 was 499,132. Comparable data on total municipal population trends from 1790 to 2010 is only available from the decennial census.
By clicking the chart to the left, you can download an Excel spreadsheet of the 1790 through 2010 Decennial Census Population Data for Chester County and each of its 73 municipalities. You can also download an Excel spreadsheet with detailed population, age, ethnicity and household information published by the 2010 decennial Census Data Profiles for Chester County and each of its 73 municipalities here.
Municipal Inventory Spreadsheet: Municipal Population Trends 1990 to 2010
You can view 2010 table of municipal population for 1990, 2000, and 2010 here.
Interactive Map: Municipal Population Trends 2000 to 2010
If you click on a municipality on the map below, a pop-up box will list the municipality's decennial Census population for 1990, 2000, and 2010, along with the percent change from 2000-2010. To zoom in on the map, press the "+" button.
Source: US Census, DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010, 2010 Census Summary File 1; 2010 US Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File; US Census, DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010, Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF-1) 100-Percent Data; and 1990 CPH-40, 1990 Census of Population and Housing, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, Pennsylvania, Table 8.
Detailed Analysis Tables: Municipal Population Trends 2000 to 2010
From 2010 to 2010, the 10 municipalities with greatest population change by percent and the 10 municipalities with the least population change by percent were:
|Largest/Smallest: Percent of Population Change 2000-2010|
|County/ Municipality||Change* 2000-2010||% of County Change*|
|The 10 Municipalities with the Largest Increases|
|Upper Uwchlan Township||4,377||6.7%|
|East Nottingham Township||3,134||4.8%|
|New Garden Township||2,901||4.4%|
|East Fallowfield Township||2,292||3.5%|
|London Grove Township||2,210||3.4%|
|East Coventry Township||2,070||3.2%|
|East Caln Township||1,981||3.0%|
|West Caln Township||1,960||3.0%|
|The 10 Municipalities with the Smallest Increases|
|West Nottingham Township||88||0.1%|
|West Fallowfield Township||81||0.1%|
|Spring City Borough||18||0.0%|
|East Nantmeal Township||16||0.0%|
|West Sadsbury Township||0||0.0%|
|West Marlborough Township||Loss||N/A|
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, & 2010 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File.
Notes: *2010 County and Thornbury Twp. population revised as of January 24 2013.
From 2000 to 2010, the population change by numerical count of the boroughs and the City of Coatesville was:
|Urbanized/Non-urbanized: Percent of Population Change 2000-2010|
|County/ Municipality||Change* 2000-2010||% of County Change|
|Honey Brook Borough||426||0.6%|
|Kennett Square Borough||799||1.2%|
|South Coatesville Borough||306||0.5%|
|Spring City Borough||18||0.0%|
|West Chester Borough||600||0.9%|
|West Grove Borough||202||0.3%|
|All 57 Townships Combined||57,606||87.8%|
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Census & 2010 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File.
Notes: *2010 County, Thornbury Twp. population revised as of January 24, 2013, and Census 2000, DP-1 General Demographic profile.
From 1970 to 2010, the regional population by numerical county of southeastern Pennsylvania was:
|National/Regional: Percent of Population Change 1970-2010|
|State / County||Census 1970||Census 1980||Census 1990||Census 2000||Census 2010||Change 2000-2010||% of PA Change|
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Pennsylvania: 2010 Population and Housing Units Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing, Table 4. Population and Housing Units: 1970 to 2010, August 2012 and United States
Summary: 2010, Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing, Table 7. Population by Urban and Rural and Size of Place Based on Current Urban Definition: 1990 to 2010; 1950â€“1990 Urban Definition: 1950 to 1990; and Pre-1950 Urban Definition: 1790 to 1950, September 2012.
Note: For 2000 to 2010, Pennsylvania accounted for 1.5 % of the total increase in the U.S. population.