Measuring Success

How we LIVE

2020

METRIC 8

Affordable Housing Built

Track the number of built or rehabbed affordable units subsidized by the county.

METRIC result

During the current year (2020), a total of 100 affordable housing units, either newly built or existing rehabbed structures, were added to the market with financial assistance provided by the County Department of Community Development (DCD).

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Last year, construction began on major affordable housing projects, like at the Melton Center.

METRIC 9

Housing Diversity

Track the types of housing constructed in the county.

METRIC result

During the current year (2020), a total of 1,732 units were built, of which 531 (or 30.7%) were single family detached, 586 (or 33.8%) were single family attached, and 615 (or 35.5%) were multi-family.

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METRIC 10

Access to Parks

Monitor the percentage of residents living near public park and recreation facilities.

METRIC result

During the current year (2020), the estimated population within a 1/2 mile of the county's public parks and recreation facilities was 381,831. This represents an increase of 14,477 relative to the base year (2018).

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Many of the county's park and recreation facilities are located in the highter density, central and eastern portions of the county because that is where much of the population lives.

METRIC 11

Solid Waste

Track the amount of municipal waste per capita.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), Chester County's per capita municipal solid waste (commonly called household waste) was 1,160 pounds per person. This represents an increase of 23 pounds (or 2.0%) relative to the base year.

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2019

METRIC 8

Affordable Housing Built

Track the number of built or rehabbed affordable units subsidized by the county.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), a total of 162 affordable housing units, either newly built or existing rehabbed structures, were added to the market with financial assistance provided by the County Department of Community Development (DCD).

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METRIC 9

Housing Diversity

Track the types of housing constructed in the county.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), a total of 1,490 units were built, of which 600 (or 42.6%) were single family detached, 588 (or 41.7%) were single family attached, and 221 (or 15.7%) were multi-family.

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METRIC 10

Access to Parks

Monitor the percentage of residents living near public park and recreation facilities.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), the estimated population within a 1/2 mile of the county's public parks and recreation facilities was 371,129. This represents an increase of 3,775 relative to the base year (2018).

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METRIC 11

Solid Waste

Track the amount of municipal waste per capita.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), Chester County's per capita municipal solid waste (commonly called household waste) was 1,160 pounds per person. This represents an increase of 23 pounds (or 2.0%) relative to the base year.

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