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Economic Development Data

Economic Development — Employment Characteristics by Industry, Chester County

Data accessed November 2023

Source: US Census Bureau, 2013 to 2022 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, S2407, Industry by Class of Worker for the Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and Over. US Census Bureau, 2020 Experimental Data, XK202510 (Did not inlcude county-level data)

Special Note: The Census Bureau did not release its standard 2020 ACS 1-Year estimates because of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the Census Bureau released "Experimental Data" estimates for 2020, and only at the national and state level, but not the county level. Visit the Census website for more information on the 2020 Experimental Data.

Download this table and the entire Chester County Data Catalogue in an Excel format.

Chester County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 261,777 266,680 270,111 267,484 274,328 277,332 277,247 N/A 284,987 291,642
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting; and mining 2.6% 2.8% 2.8% 1.7% 2.8% 2.7% 2.1% N/A 1.3% 1.8%
Construction 4.5% 5.9% 5.4% 5.8% 5.5% 5.5% 4.9% N/A 5.2% 5.5%
Manufacturing 13.5% 10.9% 11.3% 11.5% 10.6% 10.8% 11.8% N/A 10.8% 10.3%
Wholesale trade 3.2% 2.9% 3.4% 3.1% 2.8% 2.7% 2.5% N/A 3.4% 2.0%
Retail trade 10.6% 10.5% 8.6% 10.1% 9.8% 10.1% 8.9% N/A 9.1% 9.5%
Transportation & warehousing; & utilities 3.1% 3.6% 3.6% 3.8% 3.8% 3.2% 2.6% N/A 4.7% 4.1%
Information 2.4% 2.5% 2.2% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.0% N/A 2.2% 2.0%
Finance & insurance; & real estate; & rental & leasing 9.7% 10.5% 9.6% 10.3% 9.8% 10.9% 11.2% N/A 11.5% 11.5%
Professional, scientific, & management; & administrative & waste management services 14.1% 14.8% 16.0% 15.4% 16.3% 16.0% 17.0% N/A 17.5% 15.9%
Educational services; & health care & social assistance 21.9% 23.0% 22.6% 22.4% 22.4% 22.2% 23.9% N/A 21.5% 23.4%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation; & accommodation & food services 7.7% 6.8% 8.0% 7.9% 7.4% 7.6% 6.4% N/A 6.6% 6.2%
Other services, except public administration 4.2% 3.8% 4.0% 3.8% 4.3% 4.1% 4.7% N/A 3.8% 5.0%
Public administration 2.5% 2.0% 2.5% 2.0% 2.3% 2.1% 2.2% N/A 2.4% 2.7%