Did you know Chester County is expected to be the fastest growing county in southeastern Pennsylvania in the next 30 years? In fact, there will be 146,000 new residents and 88,000 more jobs in Chester County in the next 30 years, according to Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) estimates. The DVRPC highlighted these facts and other regional trends and forecasts in “Connections 2045 Plan for Greater Philadelphia,” a long-range plan for the region’s future. Continue Reading →
Have you ever wondered who to contact with questions about the Census and other data relevant to Chester County? If so, meet Chester County Planning Commission Senior Demographer Jake Michael.
Jake, who has an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification, became the Planning Commission’s demographer four years ago when his predecessor retired. Jake’s past experience gathering statistics about natural resources and animals was a valuable asset when Jake took over this role and started working on data collection for the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue Reading →