Census shows Chesco is healthy, wealthy and wise

Ryan Heenan
Ryan Heenan
Published on January 20, 2018

Chester County government officials and politicians frequently like to point out that their home is “the healthiest, the wealthiest, and the best educated county in the state.” Figures released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 2012-2016 American Community Survey — the demographic and socioeconomic report for every community in United States — show they are not speaking with hyperbole.

Southeastern Pennsylvania remained the region of the state with the highest median household incomes from 2012 to 2016. Chester ($88,995), Montgomery ($81,902), Bucks ($79,559) and Delaware ($66,576) counties had the highest median household incomes across the entire state. “This does not come as a complete shock to us,” said commissioners’ Chairwoman Michelle Kichline in an interview last month about the Census figures. “This is a continuance of a trend we have seen for a number of years in Chester County. There is something of a synergy here.”

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Source: The Phoenix; 1/14/2018 

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