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Economic Development Data

Economic Development — Income Spectrum, Chester County

Source: US Census Bureau (see below).

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Chester County 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Households 171,439 173,033 175,369 176,607 178,842 184,160 184,245 184,574 186,430 186,144 188,121 187,188 189,506
Median Household Income $7,2690 $77,570 $83,146 $85,731 $81,495 $84,284 $79,160 $82,442 $83,633 $85,373 $90,503 $92,407 $96,656
Change from Prior Year(s) NA $4,880 $5,576 $2,585 $(4,236) $2,789 $(5,124) $3,282 $1,191 $1,740 $5,130 $1,904 $4,249
% Change from Prior Year(s) NA 6.3% 6.7% 3.0% -5.2% 3.3% -6.5% 4.0% 1.4% 2.0% 5.7% 2.1% 4.4%
Income Less that $49,000 33.5% 30.6% 27.9% 27.3% 30.8% 28.5% 30.3% 29.3% 29.1% 29.1% 27.3% 26.8% 24.7%
Income $50,000 to $74,999 18% 17.8% 17.0% 15.7% 15.4% 16.2% 17.6% 16.3% 15.2% 15.8% 14.0% 14.5% 13.7%
Income $75,000 to $99,999 14.2% 14% 14.9% 15.7% 14.8% 13.6% 13.6% 13.1% 13.6% 11.4% 13.6% 12.5% 13.0%
Income $100,000 to $149,999 18.2% 18.6% 20.3% 19.8% 17.6% 21.1% 17.5% 19.4% 18.9% 19.4% 18.7% 19.8% 20.7%
Income $150,000 or more 16.1% 19.1% 19.9% 21.7% 21.4% 20.7% 21.1% 22.0% 23.2% 24.3% 26.5% 26.5% 28.0%

Source: S1901, Income in the past 12 months (inflation-adjusted dollars), 2005 to 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates*

Note: The data for each year are inflation adjusted for that year, so that 2005 data is "2005 inflation adjusted dollars," and so on. An individual interviewed in April 2008 would report his/her income between April 2007 and March 2008. That individual's income is adjusted to the 2008 calendar year using the CPI. This is done by taking the individual's income and dividing by the average CPI for April 2007-March 2008 and then multiplying by the average annual CPI for 2008 (January through December For multiyear ACS data releases, the income data are adjusted to represent the last calendar year of the release. For more information see the American Community Survey Users Guide, ACS Publication No. 1.

Last Updated: Data accessed Jan. 2019