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Chester County, Pennsylvania

Chester County Pennsylvania
US county information
NameChester County
SeatWest Chester
Largest cityWest Chester
US Area
Total Area760 sq mi (1968.4 km2)
Land Area756 sq mi (1958 km2)
Water Area4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
Population498886 (2010)
Density254.7/km2 (659.7/sq mi)
FoundedNovember 1682

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Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2010, the population was 498,886. The county seat is West Chester. It is the highest-income county in Pennsylvania and 24th highest in the nation as measured by median household income (as of 2010). Chester County is home to many communities that comprise the westernmost extent of the wealthy Main Line suburbs.

Chester County is one of the three original counties of Pennsylvania created by William Penn in 1682. It is named for Cheshire, England. It is part of the Delaware Valley area, and is the only Delaware Valley county in Pennsylvania that does not border Philadelphia, though it is close.

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