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Economic Development Data

Special Note: The Census Bureau did not release its standard 2020 ACS 1-Year estimates because of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the Census Bureau released "Experimental Data" estimates for 2020, and only at the national and state level, but not the county level. Visit the Census website for more information on the 2020 Experimental Data.

Economic Development — Income Spectrum, Chester County

Data accessed May 2022

Source: US Cenusus Bureau, 2005 to 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, S1901, Income in the past 12 months (inflation-adjusted dollars)*
US Census Bureau, 2020 Experimental Data, XK202510 (Did not inlcude county-level data)

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Chester County 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Households 184,245 184,574 186,430 186,144 188,121 187,188 189,506 192,746 193,234 N/A
Median Household Income $79,160 $82,442 $83,633 $85,373 $90,503 $92,407 $96,656 $99,119 $102,016 N/A
Change from Prior Year(s) $(5,124) $3,282 $1,191 $1,740 $5,130 $1,904 $4,249 $2,463 $2,897 N/A
% Change from Prior Year(s) -6.5% 4.0% 1.4% 2.0% 5.7% 2.1% 4.4% 2.5% 2.8% N/A
Income Less that $49,000 30.3% 29.3% 29.1% 29.1% 27.3% 26.8% 24.7% 22.9% 22.2% N/A
Income $50,000 to $74,999 17.6% 16.3% 15.2% 15.8% 14.0% 14.5% 13.7% 15.2% 15.1% N/A
Income $75,000 to $99,999 13.6% 13.1% 13.6% 11.4% 13.6% 12.5% 13.0% 12.4% 11.8% N/A
Income $100,000 to $149,999 17.5% 19.4% 18.9% 19.4% 18.7% 19.8% 20.7% 20.5% 17.9% N/A
Income $150,000 or more 21.1% 22.0% 23.2% 24.3% 26.5% 26.5% 28.0% 29.1% 33.0% N/A

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 2008). 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.