The latest demographic and socio-economic report released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that local officials and politicians can continue to promote Chester County as the healthiest, wealthiest, and best-educated county in Pennsylvania, writes Michael Rellahan for the Daily Local News.
According to the data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey, Chester County took the top spot in seven categories, making it the leader in income, health insurance, and higher education.
This means that southeastern Pennsylvania remains the area with the highest median household income, with Chester County taking first with an average of $88,995. It also has the highest number of 18-64-year-old residents who have private insurance at 94.4 percent.
Chester County also has the highest percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher at 50.2 percent.
“This does not come as a complete shock to us,” said Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline. “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.”
Read more about the census findings in the Daily Local News here.