It’s that time again. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts its count of the United States’ population. The Pennsylvania State Data Center created a new online resource to help people stay up-to-date on the process. Check out the new webpage.
The new webpage includes information about the importance of the decennial Census; the timing of the 2020 Census’ activities; summaries of the 2020 Census’ programs; ways to get involved in the 2020 Census; and data highlights from the 2010 Census.
Also, the U.S. Census released the 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year estimates on September 13. The new data shows Chester County’s population rose to 519,293— about 3,000 higher than the 2016 total and about 28,000 higher than the 2008 total. From 2008 until now, the median age rose from 38.7 to 40.0 and the median household income (adjusted for inflation) rose from $85,731 to $96,656.
Finally, if you’re looking for a one-stop resource of information about Chester County, check out the Chester County Planning Commission’s new user-friendly data webpage for data on various topics, including agriculture, community facilities, economic development, historic resources, housing, land use and development, natural resources, population and demographics, transportation, and utilities and infrastructure. View the Planning Commission’s data index.