Nerdwalllet.com ranked the top municipal areas in the state for job seekers, based on the answers to these three questions.:
- Is the city growing? We assessed growth in the working-age population, ages 16 and older, from 2009 to 2012 to ensure that the city was attracting workers and exhibiting a trend of upward population growth.
- Can you afford to live in the city comfortably? We measured a city’s median household income to see if workers made a good living. We also analyzed the monthly homeowner costs, including mortgage payments, to see if the city had a reasonable cost of living.
- Are most people employed? We looked at the unemployment rate.
Read the entire study and see how West Chester stacks up against other Pennsylvania municipalities at Nerdwallet.com.