Chester County: Case Study

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Chester County is where I have been raised all my life, it’s a wonderful area. It is located in southern Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, about fifteen miles from Philadelphia. Specifically it is located at 40.0010 degrees N, 75.8069 degrees W. William Penn founded the county in 1682 making it one of his three original Pennsylvania colonies. It was named after Chester, England. The landscape is beautiful here, lots of rolling hills and valleys flourishing with wildlife and plants. The entire county is very large, seven hundred and fifty-nine square miles or approximately four hundred eighty-five thousand six hundred acres in size. There are one hundred sixty-four thousand four hundred ninety-five acres of farmland and one …show more content…
According to the 2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, There were one hundred ninety-five thousand six hundred fifty-seven housing units in the county as of 2014, an increase from one hundred ninety-two thousand four hundred sixty-two in the 2010 Census. The average family size is three point one eight people and the median age of a person living in Chester County is thirty-nine point three years old. Furthermore, the median sales price of all homes sold in the county in 2014 was three hundred fifteen thousand dollars (CCPC, 2014 Housing Cost Profile, July 2015). Staying on the topic of money, there is a total of thirty-two banks with a total of one hundred and twenty-three branches. The median household income eighty-one thousand three hundred eighty dollars while the median family income eighty-eight thousand one hundred sixty-four dollars and the median per capita income is 40,763 dollars. There are lots of employed Americans in Chester County as well. The civilian labor force is comprised of two hundred sixty-four thousand one hundred people with thirteen thousand sixteen established businesses, the industries with the most employment are “educational services, and health

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