Delaware County Ranks in Top 5 Among 50 Highest-Earning Counties in Pennsylvania

The Media Courthouse in Delaware County, a county among the top 5 earners in Pennsylvania.
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The Media Courthouse.

Delaware County is one of the highest-earning counties in Pennsylvania, according to a new report by Stacker.

To determine the highest-earning areas, Stacker used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to rank counties by 2019 5-year estimated median household income.

Delaware County ranked fourth with a median household income of $74,477, which is 20.6 percent above the state median as well as 18.5 percent over the national median.

The county boasts more than a third of all households – or 37.3 percent – that are earning more than $100,000. This puts it at No. 196 among all counties nationwide.

Meanwhile, houses that earn less than $15,000 comprise 8.1 percent of total households, which is the 2,551 highest rate among all counties nationwide.

The majority of the surrounding counties also ranked highly, with Philadelphia collar counties taking all top four spots on the list. Chester County was in first place, Montgomery County placed second, and Bucks County came in third.

The 2019 median household income in the U.S. was $68,703, up 6.8% from 2018. Household income and poverty levels were dramatically altered in 2020 because of COVID-19, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Read more about the highest-earning counties in Pennsylvania at Stacker.

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