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Economic Development Data

Economic Development — Resident Employment and Unemployment, Chester County

Data accessed February 2023

Source: US Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, DP03, Selected Economic Characteristics

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Geography Population 16 years and over In labor force % In labor force In labor force - Civilian labor force % In labor force - Civilian labor force In labor force - Civilian labor force - Employed % In labor force - Civilian labor force - Employed In labor force - Civilian labor force - Unemployed % In labor force - Civilian labor force - Unemployed In labor force - Armed Forces % In labor force - Armed Forces Not In labor force % Not in labor force
Chester County 425,977 291,768 68.5% 291,569 68.4% 279,512 65.6% 12,057 2.8% 199 0.0% 134,209 31.5%
Atglen Boro. 913 $680 74.5% 680 74.5% 635 69.6% 45 4.9% 0 0.0% 233 25.5%
Avondale Boro. 973 $732 75.2% 732 75.2% 709 72.9% 23 2.4% 0 0.0% 241 24.8%
Birmingham Twp. 3,326 $2,059 61.9% 2,059 61.9% 1,870 56.2% 189 5.7% 0 0.0% 1,267 38.1%
Caln Twp. 11,722 $7,887 67.3% 7,887 67.3% 7,539 64.3% 348 3.0% 0 0.0% 3,835 32.7%
Charlestown Twp. 4,671 $3,102 66.4% 3,102 66.4% 2,944 63.0% 158 3.4% 0 0.0% 1,569 33.6%
Coatesville City 9,854 $6,561 66.6% 6,561 66.6% 5,963 60.5% 598 6.1% 0 0.0% 3,293 33.4%
Downingtown Boro. 6,655 $5,290 79.5% 5,290 79.5% 5,142 77.3% 148 2.2% 0 0.0% 1,365 20.5%
East Bradford Twp. 8,381 $5,850 69.8% 5,850 69.8% 5,618 67.0% 232 2.8% 0 0.0% 2,531 30.2%
East Brandywine Twp. 7,226 $4,950 68.5% 4,950 68.5% 4,720 65.3% 230 3.2% 0 0.0% 2,276 31.5%
East Caln Twp. 4,413 $3,290 74.6% 3,290 74.6% 3,040 68.9% 250 5.7% 0 0.0% 1,123 25.4%
East Coventry Twp. 5,571 $3,869 69.4% 3,828 68.7% 3,493 62.7% 335 6.0% 41 0.7% 1,702 30.6%
East Fallowfield Twp. 6,164 $4,249 68.9% 4,249 68.9% 4,038 65.5% 211 3.4% 0 0.0% 1,915 31.1%
East Goshen Twp. 16,275 $9,835 60.4% 9,817 60.3% 9,445 58.0% 372 2.3% 18 0.1% 6,440 39.6%
East Marlborough Twp. 5,931 $3,738 63.0% 3,738 63.0% 3,592 60.6% 146 2.5% 0 0.0% 2,193 37.0%
East Nantmeal Twp. 1,375 $781 56.8% 781 56.8% 768 55.9% 13 0.9% 0 0.0% 594 43.2%
East Nottingham Twp. 6,763 $4,863 71.9% 4,854 71.8% 4,652 68.8% 202 3.0% 9 0.1% 1,900 28.1%
East Pikeland Twp. 6,715 $4,858 72.3% 4,845 72.2% 4,747 70.7% 98 1.5% 13 0.2% 1,857 27.7%
East Vincent Twp. 5,426 $3,807 70.2% 3,807 70.2% 3,696 68.1% 111 2.0% 0 0.0% 1,619 29.8%
East Whiteland Twp. 10,710 $7,992 74.6% 7,992 74.6% 7,644 71.4% 348 3.2% 0 0.0% 2,718 25.4%
Easttown Twp. 8,567 $5,519 64.4% 5,519 64.4% 5,278 61.6% 241 2.8% 0 0.0% 3,048 35.6%
Elk Twp. 1,366 $974 71.3% 974 71.3% 950 69.5% 24 1.8% 0 0.0% 392 28.7%
Elverson Boro. 1,147 $587 51.2% 587 51.2% 565 49.3% 22 1.9% 0 0.0% 560 48.8%
Franklin Twp. 3,414 $2,402 70.4% 2,402 70.4% 2,361 69.2% 41 1.2% 0 0.0% 1,012 29.6%
Highland Twp. 987 $721 73.0% 721 73.0% 667 67.6% 54 5.5% 0 0.0% 266 27.0%
Honey Brook Boro. 1,474 $1,171 79.4% 1,171 79.4% 1,131 76.7% 40 2.7% 0 0.0% 303 20.6%
Honey Brook Twp. 6,628 $3,654 55.1% 3,654 55.1% 3,546 53.5% 108 1.6% 0 0.0% 2,974 44.9%
Kennett Square Boro. 4,945 $3,659 74.0% 3,656 73.9% 3,492 70.6% 164 3.3% 3 0.1% 1,286 26.0%
Kennett Twp. 7,050 $4,284 60.8% 4,284 60.8% 4,178 59.3% 106 1.5% 0 0.0% 2,766 39.2%
London Britain Twp. 2,366 $1,656 70.0% 1,656 70.0% 1,585 67.0% 71 3.0% 0 0.0% 710 30.0%
London Grove Twp. 6,147 $4,346 70.7% 4,346 70.7% 4,216 68.6% 130 2.1% 0 0.0% 1,801 29.3%
Londonderry Twp. 1,929 $1,289 66.8% 1,289 66.8% 1,252 64.9% 37 1.9% 0 0.0% 640 33.2%
Lower Oxford Twp. 4,512 $3,023 67.0% 3,023 67.0% 2,817 62.4% 206 4.6% 0 0.0% 1,489 33.0%
Malvern Boro. 2,851 $2,066 72.5% 2,057 72.2% 1,940 68.0% 117 4.1% 9 0.3% 785 27.5%
Modena Boro. 393 $297 75.6% 297 75.6% 290 73.8% 7 1.8% 0 0.0% 96 24.4%
New Garden Twp. 9,171 $6,503 70.9% 6,503 70.9% 6,375 69.5% 128 1.4% 0 0.0% 2,668 29.1%
New London Twp. 4,278 $3,035 70.9% 3,035 70.9% 2,957 69.1% 78 1.8% 0 0.0% 1,243 29.1%
Newlin Twp. 960 $572 59.6% 572 59.6% 560 58.3% 12 1.3% 0 0.0% 388 40.4%
North Coventry Twp. 6,960 $4,919 70.7% 4,914 70.6% 4,774 68.6% 140 2.0% 5 0.1% 2,041 29.3%
Oxford Boro. 4,047 $2,309 57.1% 2,309 57.1% 2,136 52.8% 173 4.3% 0 0.0% 1,738 42.9%
Parkesburg Boro. 3,045 $2,290 75.2% 2,290 75.2% 2,137 70.2% 153 5.0% 0 0.0% 755 24.8%
Penn Twp. 4,524 $2,432 53.8% 2,432 53.8% 2,354 52.0% 78 1.7% 0 0.0% 2,092 46.2%
Pennsbury Twp. 3,012 $1,452 48.2% 1,452 48.2% 1,421 47.2% 31 1.0% 0 0.0% 1,560 51.8%
Phoenixville Boro. 15,105 $11,552 76.5% 11,530 76.3% 10,978 72.7% 552 3.7% 22 0.1% 3,553 23.5%
Pocopson Twp. 3,792 $1,218 32.1% 1,218 32.1% 1,176 31.0% 42 1.1% 0 0.0% 2,574 67.9%
Sadsbury Twp. 3,229 $2,406 74.5% 2,406 74.5% 2,341 72.5% 65 2.0% 0 0.0% 823 25.5%
Schuylkill Twp. 6,981 $5,013 71.8% 5,013 71.8% 4,928 70.6% 85 1.2% 0 0.0% 1,968 28.2%
South Coatesville Boro. 1,164 $831 71.4% 831 71.4% 748 64.3% 83 7.1% 0 0.0% 333 28.6%
South Coventry Twp. 2,162 $1,542 71.3% 1,542 71.3% 1,511 69.9% 31 1.4% 0 0.0% 620 28.7%
Spring City Boro. 3,030 $2,140 70.6% 2,140 70.6% 2,068 68.3% 72 2.4% 0 0.0% 890 29.4%
Thornbury Twp. 2,596 $1,939 74.7% 1,939 74.7% 1,877 72.3% 62 2.4% 0 0.0% 657 25.3%
Tredyffrin Twp. 24,533 $16,218 66.1% 16,177 65.9% 15,584 63.5% 593 2.4% 41 0.2% 8,315 33.9%
Upper Oxford Twp. 1,974 $1,432 72.5% 1,432 72.5% 1,391 70.5% 41 2.1% 0 0.0% 542 27.5%
Upper Uwchlan Twp. 9,160 $6,676 72.9% 6,676 72.9% 6,377 69.6% 299 3.3% 0 0.0% 2,484 27.1%
Uwchlan Twp. 14,825 $10,815 73.0% 10,807 72.9% 10,502 70.8% 305 2.1% 8 0.1% 4,010 27.0%
Valley Twp. 6,430 $4,668 72.6% 4,668 72.6% 4,418 68.7% 250 3.9% 0 0.0% 1,762 27.4%
Wallace Twp. 2,732 $1,766 64.6% 1,766 64.6% 1,704 62.4% 62 2.3% 0 0.0% 966 35.4%
Warwick Twp. 2,175 $1,496 68.8% 1,480 68.0% 1,415 65.1% 65 3.0% 16 0.7% 679 31.2%
West Bradford Twp. 10,975 $8,252 75.2% 8,252 75.2% 7,785 70.9% 467 4.3% 0 0.0% 2,723 24.8%
West Brandywine Twp. 6,496 $4,062 62.5% 4,062 62.5% 3,891 59.9% 171 2.6% 0 0.0% 2,434 37.5%
West Caln Twp. 7,478 $5,158 69.0% 5,158 69.0% 5,037 67.4% 121 1.6% 0 0.0% 2,320 31.0%
West Chester Boro. 16,896 $11,778 69.7% 11,778 69.7% 10,907 64.6% 871 5.2% 0 0.0% 5,118 30.3%
West Fallowfield Twp. 1,903 $1,281 67.3% 1,281 67.3% 1,232 64.7% 49 2.6% 0 0.0% 622 32.7%
West Goshen Twp. 18,844 $13,062 69.3% 13,062 69.3% 12,588 66.8% 474 2.5% 0 0.0% 5,782 30.7%
West Grove Boro. 2,129 $1,622 76.2% 1,622 76.2% 1,535 72.1% 87 4.1% 0 0.0% 507 23.8%
West Marlborough Twp. 773 $493 63.8% 493 63.8% 480 62.1% 13 1.7% 0 0.0% 280 36.2%
West Nantmeal Twp. 1,786 $1,207 67.6% 1,207 67.6% 1,165 65.2% 42 2.4% 0 0.0% 579 32.4%
West Nottingham Twp. 2,238 $1,635 73.1% 1,635 73.1% 1,517 67.8% 118 5.3% 0 0.0% 603 26.9%
West Pikeland Twp. 3,216 $2,395 74.5% 2,395 74.5% 2,347 73.0% 48 1.5% 0 0.0% 821 25.5%
West Sadsbury Twp. 2,002 $1,418 70.8% 1,418 70.8% 1,366 68.2% 52 2.6% 0 0.0% 584 29.2%
West Vincent Twp. 4,975 $3,246 65.2% 3,246 65.2% 3,150 63.3% 96 1.9% 0 0.0% 1,729 34.8%
West Whiteland Twp. 15,429 $11,084 71.8% 11,084 71.8% 10,866 70.4% 218 1.4% 0 0.0% 4,345 28.2%
Westtown Twp. 8,918 $6,036 67.7% 6,022 67.5% 5,849 65.6% 173 1.9% 14 0.2% 2,882 32.3%
Willistown Twp. 9,194 $5,774 62.8% 5,774 62.8% 5,542 60.3% 232 2.5% 0 0.0% 3,420 37.2%