Chester County is among the best places to live in the U.S., writes Samuel Stebbins for 24/7 Wall St.
Based on the life expectancy of residents at birth, poverty rate, and the number of adults with a bachelor’s degree, Chester County ranks 38th among the best places to live in America.
One factor pushing the quality-of-life needle high is the level of education. More than half of Chester County residents have at least a bachelor’s degree.
The county also has a high life expectancy at birth. At 81.4 years, Chester County’s average is more than two years higher than the national average.
Lastly, the poverty level is significantly lower than the national average. Local residents are less than half as likely to live below the poverty line as the typical American.
Another bonus for Chester County is its proximity to Philadelphia. The majority of the best places to live are within commuting distance of a major urban area.