Welcome to West Whiteland
West Whiteland Township is located approximately 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, in the center of Chester County surrounding the Exton Crossroads of Route 30 and Route 100. We are a suburban community of 18,000 residents and a daytime population over 26,500.
New Township plans, a strong transportation mix and increasing redevelopment around the Exton Crossroads have led to important Township and community projects underway and on the horizon. The Township’s mission is to provide our residents and businesses with high-quality, cost-effective local government services that promote safety, economic development and sustainability. Our priorities are to:
continually improve West Whiteland's quality of place;
promote Exton Crossroads as a preferred business location; and
effectively administer Township business operations.
Moody's Investors Service upgraded West Whiteland's bond rating to Aaa in September 2016. West Whiteland is now one of only six municipalities in Pennsylvania with the highest possible Moody's bond rating. Moody’s pointed to West Whiteland’s strong and growing tax base, healthy reserves, sound financial policies and strong management as reasons for the upgrade.
About West Whiteland Township
West Whiteland Township was incorporated in 1765 and exists as a Township of the Second Class under Pennsylvania law. The Township is governed by an elected, three member Board of Supervisors. The Code of the Township provides for a Township Manager to assist the Board with departmental administration, except for the police department, which is managed by the Chief of Police. In addition to the Board of Supervisors, West Whiteland Township has over 60 full- and part-time employees as well as nine volunteer boards and commissions.
Square Miles: 13 Square Miles
- State Roads: 27 Miles
- Township Roads: 67 Miles
Population and Demographics
- 1970 Census: 7,149
- 1980 Census: 9,580
- 1990 Census: 12,385
- 2000 Census: 16,499
- 2010 Census: 18,274
- Total Households 2010: 7,326
- Estimated Population 2015: 18,450
- Median Household Income 2010: $94,695
- Daytime Population 2010: 41,500
Earned Income Tax
- (EIT) Rate: 1%
- WWT Resident PSD Code: 151206
For a complete list of PSD Codes and additional information, the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development website.
- Township: 0.719 mills
- Chester County: 4.163 (increasing in 2017)
- West Chester Area School District: 20.8982