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Economic Development Data

Economic Development — Residents by Industry, 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 Civilian employed population 16 years & over Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting, & mining % Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting, & mining Construction % Construction Manufacturing % Manufacturing Wholesale trade % Wholesale trade Retail trade % Retail trade Transportation & warehousing, & utilities % Transportation & warehousing, & utilities Information % Information Finance & insurance, & real estate & rental & leasing % Finance & insurance, & real estate & rental & leasing Professional, scientific, & management, & admin. & waste management services % Professional, scientific, & management, & admin. & waste management services Educational services, & health care & social assistance % Educational services, & health care & social assistance Arts, entertainment, & recreation, & accommodation & food services % Arts, entertainment, & recreation, & accommodation & food services Other services, except public administration % Other services, except public administration Public administration % Public administration
Chester County 279,512 5,542 2.0% 16,079 5.8% 30,318 10.8% 8,391 3.0% 26,024 9.3% 9,772 3.5% 5,992 2.1% 29,900 10.7% 47,864 17.1% 62,932 22.5% 18,573 6.6% 11,536 4.1% 6,589 2.4%
Atglen Boro. 635 4 0.6% 41 6.5% 95 15.0% 12 1.9% 80 12.6% 23 3.6% 17 2.7% 17 2.7% 84 13.2% 136 21.4% 42 6.6% 63 9.9% 21 3.3%
Avondale Boro. 709 205 28.9% 57 8.0% 32 4.5% 0 0.0% 60 8.5% 12 1.7% 5 0.7% 28 3.9% 114 16.1% 79 11.1% 85 12.0% 21 3.0% 11 1.6%
Birmingham Twp. 1,870 12 0.6% 62 3.3% 191 10.2% 66 3.5% 123 6.6% 75 4.0% 33 1.8% 332 17.8% 304 16.3% 437 23.4% 153 8.2% 32 1.7% 50 2.7%
Caln Twp. 7,539 29 0.4% 349 4.6% 919 12.2% 69 0.9% 1061 14.1% 386 5.1% 261 3.5% 708 9.4% 1193 15.8% 1652 21.9% 484 6.4% 324 4.3% 104 1.4%
Charlestown Twp. 2,944 12 0.4% 77 2.6% 435 14.8% 33 1.1% 187 6.4% 78 2.6% 168 5.7% 292 9.9% 712 24.2% 590 20.0% 269 9.1% 73 2.5% 18 0.6%
Coatesville City 5,963 51 0.9% 369 6.2% 524 8.8% 82 1.4% 879 14.7% 231 3.9% 94 1.6% 312 5.2% 766 12.8% 1410 23.6% 616 10.3% 383 6.4% 246 4.1%
Downingtown Boro. 5,142 0 0.0% 174 3.4% 849 16.5% 138 2.7% 473 9.2% 418 8.1% 105 2.0% 404 7.9% 453 8.8% 1257 24.4% 446 8.7% 250 4.9% 175 3.4%
East Bradford Twp. 5,618 21 0.4% 492 8.8% 446 7.9% 275 4.9% 521 9.3% 229 4.1% 113 2.0% 540 9.6% 962 17.1% 1318 23.5% 537 9.6% 87 1.5% 77 1.4%
East Brandywine Twp. 4,720 40 0.8% 255 5.4% 555 11.8% 109 2.3% 315 6.7% 138 2.9% 54 1.1% 496 10.5% 1142 24.2% 1110 23.5% 130 2.8% 264 5.6% 112 2.4%
East Caln Twp. 3,040 0 0.0% 65 2.1% 392 12.9% 91 3.0% 285 9.4% 26 0.9% 147 4.8% 373 12.3% 849 27.9% 570 18.8% 150 4.9% 22 0.7% 70 2.3%
East Coventry Twp. 3,493 0 0.0% 274 7.8% 474 13.6% 111 3.2% 185 5.3% 170 4.9% 53 1.5% 393 11.3% 713 20.4% 671 19.2% 267 7.6% 94 2.7% 88 2.5%
East Fallowfield Twp. 4,038 79 2.0% 282 7.0% 285 7.1% 72 1.8% 573 14.2% 163 4.0% 41 1.0% 368 9.1% 650 16.1% 1036 25.7% 170 4.2% 120 3.0% 199 4.9%
East Goshen Twp. 9,445 55 0.6% 494 5.2% 732 7.8% 406 4.3% 1021 10.8% 169 1.8% 238 2.5% 1464 15.5% 1608 17.0% 2376 25.2% 424 4.5% 251 2.7% 207 2.2%
East Marlborough Twp. 3,592 62 1.7% 107 3.0% 395 11.0% 192 5.3% 356 9.9% 100 2.8% 45 1.3% 399 11.1% 643 17.9% 885 24.6% 212 5.9% 131 3.6% 65 1.8%
East Nantmeal Twp. 768 35 4.6% 71 9.2% 86 11.2% 26 3.4% 80 10.4% 22 2.9% 14 1.8% 54 7.0% 138 18.0% 154 20.1% 34 4.4% 41 5.3% 13 1.7%
East Nottingham Twp. 4,652 272 5.8% 468 10.1% 457 9.8% 57 1.2% 555 11.9% 225 4.8% 122 2.6% 334 7.2% 300 6.4% 1036 22.3% 307 6.6% 129 2.8% 390 8.4%
East Pikeland Twp. 4,747 46 1.0% 133 2.8% 658 13.9% 120 2.5% 440 9.3% 85 1.8% 100 2.1% 563 11.9% 1024 21.6% 1028 21.7% 120 2.5% 157 3.3% 273 5.8%
East Vincent Twp. 3,696 5 0.1% 149 4.0% 733 19.8% 58 1.6% 294 8.0% 210 5.7% 97 2.6% 465 12.6% 354 9.6% 850 23.0% 296 8.0% 101 2.7% 84 2.3%
East Whiteland Twp. 7,644 90 1.2% 287 3.8% 641 8.4% 159 2.1% 709 9.3% 103 1.3% 160 2.1% 864 11.3% 2137 28.0% 1408 18.4% 565 7.4% 359 4.7% 162 2.1%
Easttown Twp. 5,278 0 0.0% 173 3.3% 584 11.1% 162 3.1% 269 5.1% 42 0.8% 46 0.9% 1098 20.8% 1155 21.9% 1138 21.6% 333 6.3% 249 4.7% 29 0.5%
Elk Twp. 950 48 5.1% 130 13.7% 84 8.8% 57 6.0% 88 9.3% 28 2.9% 9 0.9% 69 7.3% 103 10.8% 167 17.6% 85 8.9% 64 6.7% 18 1.9%
Elverson Boro. 565 8 1.4% 66 11.7% 50 8.8% 24 4.2% 57 10.1% 23 4.1% 16 2.8% 39 6.9% 65 11.5% 125 22.1% 43 7.6% 31 5.5% 18 3.2%
Franklin Twp. 2,361 63 2.7% 181 7.7% 334 14.1% 19 0.8% 262 11.1% 33 1.4% 61 2.6% 247 10.5% 327 13.9% 646 27.4% 116 4.9% 28 1.2% 44 1.9%
Highland Twp. 667 88 13.2% 45 6.7% 85 12.7% 43 6.4% 66 9.9% 11 1.6% 8 1.2% 37 5.5% 66 9.9% 129 19.3% 38 5.7% 44 6.6% 7 1.0%
Honey Brook Boro. 1,131 9 0.8% 115 10.2% 193 17.1% 31 2.7% 60 5.3% 45 4.0% 3 0.3% 86 7.6% 194 17.2% 283 25.0% 57 5.0% 43 3.8% 12 1.1%
Honey Brook Twp. 3,546 57 1.6% 550 15.5% 383 10.8% 257 7.2% 190 5.4% 189 5.3% 24 0.7% 108 3.0% 346 9.8% 819 23.1% 325 9.2% 189 5.3% 109 3.1%
Kennett Square Boro. 3,492 632 18.1% 137 3.9% 195 5.6% 67 1.9% 442 12.7% 67 1.9% 41 1.2% 165 4.7% 448 12.8% 617 17.7% 443 12.7% 120 3.4% 118 3.4%
Kennett Twp. 4,178 437 10.5% 193 4.6% 434 10.4% 156 3.7% 293 7.0% 239 5.7% 51 1.2% 720 17.2% 530 12.7% 723 17.3% 236 5.6% 142 3.4% 24 0.6%
London Britain Twp. 1,585 62 3.9% 51 3.2% 138 8.7% 15 0.9% 98 6.2% 96 6.1% 0 0.0% 211 13.3% 225 14.2% 515 32.5% 88 5.6% 44 2.8% 42 2.6%
London Grove Twp. 4,216 217 5.1% 173 4.1% 503 11.9% 150 3.6% 505 12.0% 87 2.1% 66 1.6% 491 11.6% 673 16.0% 803 19.0% 133 3.2% 220 5.2% 195 4.6%
Londonderry Twp. 1,252 39 3.1% 106 8.5% 60 4.8% 37 3.0% 113 9.0% 54 4.3% 4 0.3% 232 18.5% 159 12.7% 251 20.0% 121 9.7% 48 3.8% 28 2.2%
Lower Oxford Twp. 2,817 109 3.9% 255 9.1% 245 8.7% 92 3.3% 264 9.4% 139 4.9% 40 1.4% 42 1.5% 193 6.9% 697 24.7% 432 15.3% 166 5.9% 143 5.1%
Malvern Boro. 1,940 0 0.0% 59 3.0% 153 7.9% 20 1.0% 82 4.2% 41 2.1% 34 1.8% 447 23.0% 426 22.0% 387 19.9% 110 5.7% 137 7.1% 44 2.3%
Modena Boro. 290 0 0.0% 12 4.1% 12 4.1% 9 3.1% 27 9.3% 13 4.5% 0 0.0% 19 6.6% 51 17.6% 47 16.2% 53 18.3% 28 9.7% 19 6.6%
New Garden Twp. 6,375 787 12.3% 525 8.2% 657 10.3% 178 2.8% 535 8.4% 133 2.1% 86 1.3% 456 7.2% 973 15.3% 1282 20.1% 415 6.5% 263 4.1% 85 1.3%
New London Twp. 2,957 47 1.6% 203 6.9% 309 10.4% 56 1.9% 253 8.6% 218 7.4% 96 3.2% 159 5.4% 494 16.7% 738 25.0% 184 6.2% 119 4.0% 81 2.7%
Newlin Twp. 560 6 1.1% 24 4.3% 72 12.9% 19 3.4% 28 5.0% 0 0.0% 17 3.0% 70 12.5% 113 20.2% 158 28.2% 26 4.6% 19 3.4% 8 1.4%
North Coventry Twp. 4,774 23 0.5% 327 6.8% 786 16.5% 74 1.6% 574 12.0% 329 6.9% 92 1.9% 374 7.8% 462 9.7% 1052 22.0% 359 7.5% 232 4.9% 90 1.9%
Oxford Boro. 2,136 134 6.3% 207 9.7% 174 8.1% 74 3.5% 231 10.8% 101 4.7% 2 0.1% 124 5.8% 226 10.6% 489 22.9% 168 7.9% 156 7.3% 50 2.3%
Parkesburg Boro. 2,137 39 1.8% 291 13.6% 268 12.5% 48 2.2% 282 13.2% 89 4.2% 41 1.9% 29 1.4% 184 8.6% 587 27.5% 202 9.5% 41 1.9% 36 1.7%
Penn Twp. 2,354 193 8.2% 61 2.6% 126 5.4% 12 0.5% 149 6.3% 111 4.7% 25 1.1% 157 6.7% 483 20.5% 481 20.4% 278 11.8% 106 4.5% 172 7.3%
Pennsbury Twp. 1,421 53 3.7% 35 2.5% 217 15.3% 38 2.7% 57 4.0% 39 2.7% 28 2.0% 151 10.6% 300 21.1% 345 24.3% 67 4.7% 82 5.8% 9 0.6%
Phoenixville Boro. 10,978 61 0.6% 481 4.4% 1325 12.1% 586 5.3% 941 8.6% 531 4.8% 173 1.6% 1360 12.4% 1965 17.9% 2000 18.2% 783 7.1% 621 5.7% 151 1.4%
Pocopson Twp. 1,176 0 0.0% 61 5.2% 116 9.9% 84 7.1% 94 8.0% 15 1.3% 10 0.9% 168 14.3% 267 22.7% 210 17.9% 75 6.4% 57 4.8% 19 1.6%
Sadsbury Twp. 2,341 12 0.5% 206 8.8% 255 10.9% 64 2.7% 239 10.2% 79 3.4% 64 2.7% 169 7.2% 249 10.6% 687 29.3% 137 5.9% 141 6.0% 39 1.7%
Schuylkill Twp. 4,928 16 0.3% 275 5.6% 417 8.5% 103 2.1% 554 11.2% 164 3.3% 150 3.0% 671 13.6% 818 16.6% 1106 22.4% 360 7.3% 235 4.8% 59 1.2%
South Coatesville Boro. 748 3 0.4% 67 9.0% 75 10.0% 16 2.1% 89 11.9% 82 11.0% 0 0.0% 24 3.2% 82 11.0% 240 32.1% 30 4.0% 16 2.1% 24 3.2%
South Coventry Twp. 1,511 5 0.3% 125 8.3% 130 8.6% 25 1.7% 171 11.3% 61 4.0% 13 0.9% 124 8.2% 390 25.8% 272 18.0% 83 5.5% 112 7.4% 0 0.0%
Spring City Boro. 2,068 0 0.0% 91 4.4% 246 11.9% 154 7.4% 153 7.4% 182 8.8% 38 1.8% 149 7.2% 459 22.2% 502 24.3% 73 3.5% 21 1.0% 0 0.0%
Thornbury Twp. 1,877 15 0.8% 54 2.9% 182 9.7% 160 8.5% 280 14.9% 27 1.4% 22 1.2% 216 11.5% 395 21.0% 374 19.9% 92 4.9% 60 3.2% 0 0.0%
Tredyffrin Twp. 15,584 30 0.2% 423 2.7% 1560 10.0% 429 2.8% 862 5.5% 236 1.5% 519 3.3% 2533 16.3% 3245 20.8% 4523 29.0% 653 4.2% 356 2.3% 215 1.4%
Upper Oxford Twp. 1,391 127 9.1% 212 15.2% 152 10.9% 20 1.4% 148 10.6% 83 6.0% 6 0.4% 64 4.6% 148 10.6% 210 15.1% 94 6.8% 40 2.9% 87 6.3%
Upper Uwchlan Twp. 6,377 7 0.1% 195 3.1% 770 12.1% 292 4.6% 669 10.5% 213 3.3% 146 2.3% 721 11.3% 1481 23.2% 1205 18.9% 487 7.6% 80 1.3% 111 1.7%
Uwchlan Twp. 10,502 19 0.2% 303 2.9% 1308 12.5% 344 3.3% 836 8.0% 285 2.7% 284 2.7% 1325 12.6% 2305 21.9% 1916 18.2% 770 7.3% 648 6.2% 159 1.5%
Valley Twp. 4,418 2 0.0% 318 7.2% 645 14.6% 38 0.9% 643 14.6% 205 4.6% 75 1.7% 350 7.9% 239 5.4% 1527 34.6% 103 2.3% 210 4.8% 63 1.4%
Wallace Twp. 1,704 0 0.0% 72 4.2% 215 12.6% 47 2.8% 171 10.0% 43 2.5% 26 1.5% 152 8.9% 277 16.3% 424 24.9% 113 6.6% 77 4.5% 87 5.1%
Warwick Twp. 1,415 14 1.0% 152 10.7% 192 13.6% 74 5.2% 104 7.3% 67 4.7% 35 2.5% 100 7.1% 203 14.3% 296 20.9% 43 3.0% 118 8.3% 17 1.2%
West Bradford Twp. 7,785 73 0.9% 439 5.6% 809 10.4% 262 3.4% 708 9.1% 297 3.8% 304 3.9% 1237 15.9% 1067 13.7% 1652 21.2% 383 4.9% 267 3.4% 287 3.7%
West Brandywine Twp. 3,891 36 0.9% 256 6.6% 486 12.5% 168 4.3% 433 11.1% 139 3.6% 51 1.3% 266 6.8% 537 13.8% 958 24.6% 202 5.2% 220 5.7% 139 3.6%
West Caln Twp. 5,037 55 1.1% 702 13.9% 851 16.9% 89 1.8% 297 5.9% 306 6.1% 82 1.6% 341 6.8% 678 13.5% 993 19.7% 175 3.5% 363 7.2% 105 2.1%
West Chester Boro. 10,907 136 1.2% 560 5.1% 839 7.7% 211 1.9% 1314 12.0% 248 2.3% 236 2.2% 971 8.9% 1447 13.3% 2671 24.5% 1723 15.8% 377 3.5% 174 1.6%
West Fallowfield Twp. 1,232 205 16.6% 114 9.3% 113 9.2% 55 4.5% 85 6.9% 86 7.0% 0 0.0% 75 6.1% 118 9.6% 197 16.0% 46 3.7% 100 8.1% 38 3.1%
West Goshen Twp. 12,588 15 0.1% 830 6.6% 1252 9.9% 445 3.5% 836 6.6% 380 3.0% 264 2.1% 1116 8.9% 2470 19.6% 3409 27.1% 874 6.9% 446 3.5% 251 2.0%
West Grove Boro. 1,535 208 13.6% 109 7.1% 123 8.0% 23 1.5% 144 9.4% 61 4.0% 6 0.4% 101 6.6% 232 15.1% 325 21.2% 135 8.8% 49 3.2% 19 1.2%
West Marlborough Twp. 480 22 4.6% 22 4.6% 32 6.7% 2 0.4% 52 10.8% 13 2.7% 2 0.4% 23 4.8% 56 11.7% 130 27.1% 64 13.3% 33 6.9% 29 6.0%
West Nantmeal Twp. 1,165 81 7.0% 53 4.5% 118 10.1% 33 2.8% 113 9.7% 23 2.0% 35 3.0% 77 6.6% 120 10.3% 242 20.8% 71 6.1% 162 13.9% 37 3.2%
West Nottingham Twp. 1,517 92 6.1% 122 8.0% 197 13.0% 85 5.6% 230 15.2% 124 8.2% 19 1.3% 70 4.6% 104 6.9% 226 14.9% 155 10.2% 65 4.3% 28 1.8%
West Pikeland Twp. 2,347 6 0.3% 96 4.1% 283 12.1% 130 5.5% 166 7.1% 48 2.0% 52 2.2% 246 10.5% 737 31.4% 391 16.7% 61 2.6% 78 3.3% 53 2.3%
West Sadsbury Twp. 1,366 30 2.2% 267 19.5% 224 16.4% 44 3.2% 128 9.4% 75 5.5% 11 0.8% 25 1.8% 97 7.1% 288 21.1% 40 2.9% 78 5.7% 59 4.3%
West Vincent Twp. 3,150 63 2.0% 134 4.3% 315 10.0% 156 5.0% 376 11.9% 89 2.8% 93 3.0% 436 13.8% 828 26.3% 470 14.9% 85 2.7% 81 2.6% 24 0.8%
West Whiteland Twp. 10,866 55 0.5% 452 4.2% 1153 10.6% 265 2.4% 828 7.6% 380 3.5% 353 3.2% 1311 12.1% 2576 23.7% 2427 22.3% 307 2.8% 416 3.8% 343 3.2%
Westtown Twp. 5,849 11 0.2% 382 6.5% 569 9.7% 102 1.7% 642 11.0% 114 1.9% 85 1.5% 807 13.8% 981 16.8% 1378 23.6% 264 4.5% 386 6.6% 128 2.2%
Willistown Twp. 5,542 74 1.3% 381 6.9% 405 7.3% 171 3.1% 596 10.8% 126 2.3% 181 3.3% 735 13.3% 951 17.2% 1201 21.7% 473 8.5% 150 2.7% 98 1.8%