Chester County Is the Wealthiest County in Pennsylvania, but Where Do We Rank Nationally?

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Chester County took the top spot among the wealthiest counties in Pennsylvania and also placed among the Top 100 in the nation, according to a new report by SmartAsset. 

To determine the wealthiest counties, SmartAsset compared all counties in the U.S. across three main metrics: investment income, property value, and per capita income. 

Chester County placed first in Pennsylvania with a wealth index of 30.09. This put it at No. 74 in the nation. 

The county has an $18,716 per capita investment income, which puts it in second place in the state and No. 155 nationwide. Meanwhile, its median home value of $453,718 is the highest in the state and No. 131 in the country. 

Finally, the per capita income of $91,927 is the highest in Pennsylvania and significantly above the state average of $61,700. 

For the region, all Philadelphia collar counties ranked among the top five wealthiest counties in Pennsylvania. Montgomery County was second, Bucks County came in third, and Delaware County placed fourth.

Read more about the wealthiest counties in Pennsylvania at SmartAsset