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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Chester County, Pennsylvania need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Pennsylvania

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.22 8.09 5.97 10.80 0.00 7.65
  Total Electric Industry 9.22 8.09 5.97 10.80 0.00 7.65
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.58 8.31 6.29 11.20 0.00 8.00
  Total Electric Industry 9.58 8.31 6.29 11.20 0.00 8.00
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.67 8.47 6.21 11.43 0.00 8.04
  Total Electric Industry 9.67 8.47 6.21 11.43 0.00 8.04
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.55 8.29 6.04 11.56 0.00 7.92
  Total Electric Industry 9.55 8.29 6.04 11.56 0.00 7.92
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.55 8.28 5.93 11.43 0.00 7.87
  Total Electric Industry 9.55 8.28 5.93 11.43 0.00 7.87
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.72 8.33 5.92 11.29 0.00 7.93
  Total Electric Industry 9.72 8.33 5.92 11.29 0.00 7.93
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.73 8.34 5.93 11.29 0.00 7.96
  Total Electric Industry 9.73 8.34 5.93 11.29 0.00 7.96
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.90 8.41 5.89 11.71 0.00 7.99
  Total Electric Industry 9.90 8.41 5.89 11.71 0.00 7.99
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.93 8.26 5.63 12.45 0.00 7.86
  Total Electric Industry 9.93 8.26 5.63 12.45 0.00 7.86
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 4.15 3.89 3.86 13.33 0.00 3.90
  Full-Service Providers 9.19 7.90 5.22 9.63 0.00 7.67
  Total Electric Industry 8.86 6.53 4.71 9.63 0.00 6.71
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 11.69 6.95 6.27 10.96 0.00 7.18
  Full-Service Providers 9.35 8.21 5.31 10.60 0.00 7.82
  Total Electric Industry 9.53 7.71 5.63 10.71 0.00 7.65
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.28 3.30 1.88 12.96 0.00 3.95
  Energy-Only Providers 4.70 4.68 3.78 5.30 0.00 4.43
  Full-Service Providers 9.39 8.80 5.78 11.35 0.00 7.95
  Total Electric Industry 9.68 8.62 5.76 11.46 0.00 8.01
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 6.23 2.91 1.39 12.01 0.00 3.67
  Energy-Only Providers 5.83 5.50 4.33 4.53 0.00 5.36
  Full-Service Providers 9.57 8.51 5.84 11.33 0.00 7.98
  Total Electric Industry 9.74 8.50 5.83 11.59 0.00 8.06
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.50 2.78 1.18 0.00 2.58 2.95
  Energy-Only Providers 5.97 5.45 4.51 0.00 6.84 5.37
  Full-Service Providers 9.50 8.70 5.81 0.00 7.64 7.99
  Total Electric Industry 9.59 8.62 5.80 0.00 7.78 8.02
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 6.44 2.69 1.17 0.00 3.18 3.38
  Energy-Only Providers 6.18 5.58 4.65 0.00 5.88 5.58
  Full-Service Providers 9.38 8.56 5.88 0.00 7.26 7.91
  Total Electric Industry 9.58 8.51 5.87 0.00 7.32 8.00
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.82 2.10 0.88 0.00 1.21 1.99
  Energy-Only Providers 7.02 6.41 5.20 0.00 6.05 6.04
  Full-Service Providers 9.81 8.50 6.31 0.00 7.22 8.29
  Total Electric Industry 9.86 8.50 6.29 0.00 7.22 8.27
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.32 1.78 0.55 0.00 1.21 1.54
  Energy-Only Providers 8.27 7.20 5.68 0.00 5.40 6.70
  Full-Service Providers 10.31 8.94 6.67 0.00 7.47 8.70
  Total Electric Industry 10.35 8.94 6.63 0.00 7.45 8.68

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Chester County, Pennsylvania

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 41   (5.5%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 13   (1.7%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 70   (9.4%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 90   (12.1%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 85   (11.4%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 146   (19.7%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 102   (13.7%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 62   (8.3%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 43   (5.8%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 23   (3.1%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 16   (2.2%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 32   (4.3%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 20   (2.7%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Chester County, Pennsylvania)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 6,236

1 vehicle available : 31,840

2 vehicles available : 5,021

3 vehicles available : 741

4 or more vehicles available : 276

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,552

1 vehicle available : 10,743

2 vehicles available : 40,142

3 vehicles available : 8,678

4 or more vehicles available : 2,230

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 634

1 vehicle available : 3,953

2 vehicles available : 13,108

3 vehicles available : 9,411

4 or more vehicles available : 2,871

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,358

1 vehicle available : 3,807

2 vehicles available : 24,399

3 vehicles available : 11,325

4 or more vehicles available : 6,633


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Chester County, Pennsylvania)

1-person household:

No workers : 19,769

1 worker : 24,345

2-person household:

No workers : 15,735

1 worker : 20,229

2 workers : 27,381

3-person household:

No workers : 1,559

1 worker : 9,910

2 workers : 13,395

3 workers : 5,113

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 1,579

1 worker : 14,597

2 workers : 22,436

3 or more workers : 8,910


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(Chester County, Pennsylvania)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 203,151

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 12,211

In 3-person carpool : 1,589

In 4-person carpool : 603

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 246

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 324

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 1,849

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 13

Subway or elevated : 269

Railroad : 5,454

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 43

Motorcycle : 222

Bicycle : 307

Walked : 8,545

Other means : 1,393

Worked at home : 16,034


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Chester County, Pennsylvania)

Less than 5 minutes : 6,326

5 to 9 minutes : 22,933

10 to 14 minutes : 30,322

15 to 19 minutes : 31,856

20 to 24 minutes : 32,614

25 to 29 minutes : 15,140

30 to 34 minutes : 30,368

35 to 39 minutes : 8,560

40 to 44 minutes : 11,280

45 to 59 minutes : 24,235

60 to 89 minutes : 17,043

90 or more minutes : 5,542


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 385  (49.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 49  (6.3%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 59  (7.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 123  (15.8%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 51  (6.5%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 167  (40.1%)
  • Service Occupations: 71  (17.1%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 126  (30.3%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 31  (7.5%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 3  (0.7%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Rail Station(s)


    Third Ave. and Fleetwood St.
    Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320

    Third Ave. and Fleetwood St.
    Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320

    Third Ave. and Fleetwood St.
    Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320

    Third Ave. and Fleetwood St.
    Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320

    West Lancaster Ave. and Stuart Ave.
    Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

    Howard Rd and Crest Ave.
    near US 30 and Pottstown Pike
    Exton, Pennsylvania 19341

    13 Lancaster Ave.
    Lancaster Pike & North Valley Rd
    Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301

    W. First and S. Culvert Streets
    Parkesburg, Pennsylvania 19365

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Chester County, Pennsylvania

Employed: 250,518
Unemployed: 8,972



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 2.1%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 2.1%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.9%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 27.7%
  • Other: 67.2%







There are 2,553 Farms In Chester County, Pennsylvania


(updated 2008)



Banks In Chester County, Pennsylvania

Citizens Bank Of Pennsylvania - 18 Branches


    Bank Assets: $585.4m
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 372

National Penn Bank - 18 Branches


    Bank Assets: $154.7m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 117

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 16 Branches


    Bank Assets: $22.9b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

Susquehanna Bank - 14 Branches


    Bank Assets: $256.4m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 248

First Niagara Bank, National Association - 11 Branches


    Bank Assets: $424.2m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 424

Pnc Bank, National Association - 11 Branches


    Bank Assets: $3.4b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 2,821

Td Bank, National Association - 10 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.1b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 1,328

Dnb First, National Association - 10 Branches


    Bank Assets: $6.8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 13

Fulton Bank, National Association - 8 Branches


    Bank Assets: $76.6m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 117

Santander Bank, N.a. - 7 Branches


    Bank Assets: $540.7m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 702

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • Brandywine


    (about 5.4 miles in West Chester, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PA5)

  • Chester County G. O. Carlson


    (about 9.7 miles in Sadsburyville, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: CTH)

  • Pottstown Limerick


    (about 18.6 miles in Parker Ford, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PTW)

  • Heritage Field


    (about 18.6 miles in Parker Ford, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PTW)

  • Pottstown Municipal


    (about 18.8 miles in Pine Forge, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: N47)

  • New Castle


    (about 21.8 miles in Wilmington, Delaware; Airport Code: ILG)

  • Greater Wilmington


    (about 21.8 miles in Wilmington, Delaware; Airport Code: ILG)

  • Blue Bell Airport


    (about 24.2 miles in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: BBX)

  • Wings Field


    (about 24.2 miles in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: BBX)

  • Philadelphia International


    (about 24.5 miles in Essington, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PHL)

  • Penns Landing Seaplane Base


    (about 28.9 miles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: WKV)

  • Reading Regional/Carl A Spaatz Field


    (about 30.7 miles in Reading, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: RDG)

  • Willow Grove NAS JRB


    (about 31.8 miles in Horsham, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: NXX)

  • Willow Grove NAS


    (about 31.8 miles in Horsham, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: NXX)

  • Summit


    (about 32.4 miles in Middletown, Delaware; Airport Code: DE2)

  • Lancaster Airport


    (about 33.9 miles in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: LNS)

  • Pennridge


    (about 34.6 miles in Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: RQH)

  • North Philadelphia


    (about 36.0 miles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PNE)

  • Northeast Philadelphia


    (about 36.0 miles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PNE)

  • Camden County


    (about 41.6 miles in Berlin, New Jersey; Airport Code: NJ1)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

42.00%

Carpooled

9.40%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.34%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.17%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.08%

Walked

9.06%

Other Means

1.86%

Worked At Home

37.09%



(updated 2010)





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