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Population Data

Population - Poverty Trends

Source: US Census Bureau (see below).

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Population, Chester County 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Chester County Population for Whom Poverty Status is Determined 471,272 479,094 487,081 486,354 489,580 494,133 496,725 499,839 503,606 503,420 505,715
Chester County Below Poverty Level 25,370 27,952 30,906 29,972 35,186 37,700 34,685 37,174 28,788 36,998 32,121
Chester County % Below Poverty Level 5.4% 5.8% 6.3% 6.2% 7.2% 7.6% 7.0% 7.4% 5.7% 7.3% 6.4%
Chester County Individuals below Poverty Ratio - 200 Percent of Poverty Level 61,157 65,054 75,444 82,734 87,387 86,425 85,736 89,750 81,055 83,135 78,096
Chester County % Individuals Below Poverty Ratio - 200 Percent of Poverty Level 13.0% 13.6% 15.5% 17.0% 17.8% 17.5% 17.3% 18.0% 16.1% 16.5% 15.4%
Population, national, state, and regional
US % Below Poverty Level 13.0% 13.2% 14.3% 15.3% 15.9% 15.9% 15.8% 15.5% 14.7% 14.0% 13.4%
Pennsylvania % Below Poverty Level 11.6% 12.1% 12.5% 13.4% 13.8% 13.7% 13.7% 13.6% 13.2% 12.9% 12.5%
Phila-Wilm-Camden Metro % Below Poverty Level 11.5% 11.5% 11.9% 12.7% 13.5% 13.4% 13.5% 13.4% 13.1% 12.9% 12.8%

US Census Bureau, S1701, POVERTY STATUS IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS, 2005 to 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

Last Updated: Data accessed Jan. 2019