Delaware County

Review the Business Climate

How it's done

The business climate is the general economic environment that local businesses operate in. Reviewing and understanding the local business climate provides valuable insights about the economy, costs, risks, and incentives that may impact the success of your business. This activity will guide you to better understand the business climate in Delaware County and help you answer the following fundamental questions.

What is the business climate in Delaware County?

We have compiled the most important aspects of Delaware County’s business climate as an interactive dashboard below. This dashboard provides valuable economic, resident, household, dwelling and development indicators that may influence the success of your business.

What costs and assistance should I know about?

Whether you have a new or existing business it is critical to be aware of costs, incentives and grants that impact your business. This dashboard provides you with a snapshot of the major costs of conducting business in Delaware County and assistance available to Delaware County businesses.

Fairness, Equity, and Transparency: These three words do not typically come to mind when thinking of property taxes in the counties of Pennsylvania that have not reassessed in many years, in some cases, even decades. The goal of is to bring a fairer property tax to their taxpayers through the reassessment of all property.

Tax Reassessment Project - In March 2017 Delaware County was ordered by the Court to conduct a countywide property tax reassessment, effective for the 2021 tax year. Delaware County Council contracted with Tyler Technologies, Inc. in 2017 to provide real property appraisal services for the County’s 2020 general reassessment.

 For more detailed information on Delaware County property tax reassessments click here.

Delaware County 2019 Tax Rate Table
   

2019

2019

2018-2019

Combined

 

MUNICIPALITY

County

Twp/Boro

School

TOTAL

01

ALDAN

5.46

8.13

46.00

59.59

02

ASTON

5.46

5.70

28.90

40.06

03

BETHEL

5.46

1.87

32.86

40.19

04

CHADDS FORD

5.46

0.88

25.15

31.49

05

BROOKHAVEN

5.46

4.85

28.90

39.21

06

CHESTER HEIGHTS

5.46

0.88

32.49

38.83

07

CHESTER TWP

5.46

11.00

26.95

43.42

08

CHICHESTER, LOWER

5.46

7.20

39.86

52.52

09

CHICHESTER, UPPER

5.46

5.10

39.86

50.42

10

CLIFTON HEIGHTS

5.46

15.50

37.14

58.10

11

COLLINGDALE

5.46

12.74

43.08

61.27

12

COLWYN

5.46

25.20

46.00

76.66

13

CONCORD

5.46

0.98

32.49

38.93

14

DARBY BORO

5.46

18.49

46.00

69.95

15

DARBY TWP

5.46

12.44

43.08

60.97

16

DARBY, UPPER

5.46

20.95

37.14

63.55

17

EAST LANSDOWNE

5.46

13.30

46.00

64.76

18

EDDYSTONE

5.46

9.15

40.73

55.34

19

EDGMONT

5.46

0.91

25.69

32.06

20

FOLCROFT

5.46

7.60

43.08

56.14

21

GLENOLDEN

5.46

8.90

37.10

51.46

22

HAVERFORD

5.46

8.36

31.80

45.62

23

LANSDOWNE

5.46

13.02

46.00

64.48

24

MARCUS HOOK

5.46

12.35

39.86

57.67

25

MARPLE

5.46

4.48

18.49

28.43

26

MEDIA

5.46

3.00

25.69

34.15

27

MIDDLETOWN

5.46

1.50

25.69

32.65

28

MILLBOURNE

5.46

24.27

37.14

66.87

29

MORTON

5.46

11.47

32.98

49.91

30

NEWTOWN

5.46

3.05

18.49

27.00

31

NORWOOD

5.46

12.40

37.10

54.96

32

PARKSIDE

5.46

11.50

28.90

45.86

33

PROSPECT PARK

5.46

9.62

37.10

52.18

34

PROVIDENCE, NETHER

5.46

5.59

45.30

56.35

35

PROVIDENCE, UPPER

5.46

4.16

25.69

35.31

36

RADNOR

5.46

4.16

24.19

33.81

37

RIDLEY PARK

5.46

9.04

40.73

55.23

38

RIDLEY TWP

5.46

9.27

40.73

55.46

39

ROSE VALLEY

5.46

2.04

45.30

52.80

40

RUTLEDGE

5.46

5.71

45.74

56.91

41

SHARON HILL

5.46

7.96

43.08

56.50

42

SPRINGFIELD

5.46

5.81

32.98

44.25

43

SWARTHMORE

5.46

5.67

45.74

56.87

44

THORNBURY

5.46

0.00

16.08

21.54

45

TINICUM

5.46

4.40

37.10

46.96

46

TRAINER

5.46

14.75

39.86

60.07

47

UPLAND

5.46

2.00

26.95

34.42

48

YEADON

5.46

9.89

46.00

61.35

49

CHESTER CITY

5.4610

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For more detailed information on Property Taxes in Delaware County click HERE

How do I use this information?

Having access to business climate statistics and information is one thing, but it's quite another to use data effectively and in a way that will benefit your business. This next section will help you do just that. Learn how to use this information to make better business decisions.

Monitor the local business climate

On-going assessment of the business climate is an essential part of operating a competitive business. In any business climate, there are numerous factors outside your control that will impact your business, both positively and negatively. The health of the economy impacts all businesses, but small businesses usually feel the effect of economic changes faster than big businesses. Improvements in the economy typically provide a rapid increase in new opportunities for small businesses, while an economic downturn can have a significant and prolonged negative impact.

Unfortunately, you can’t influence the economy, but you can monitor the business climate indicators provided above and then take the necessary actions to minimize risks to your business. Staying up to date with the business climate can also help you identify new opportunities that your business can take advantage of.

Know your costs

All industries are unique and incur different types of costs when starting or operating. Understanding these costs is essential when it comes to setting prices, budgeting and planning for growth or downturns. We’ve provided some of the local costs associated with taxes, development and labor that often get overlooked by businesses. There may be other municipal and state costs that apply to your business so we encourage you to contact us to find out more.

Where can I learn more about the business climate?

While we are providing you with a range of valuable information about the business climate, the fact is that there's much more available. In this section we provide you with links to other websites that will supplement our information and help to keep your finger on the pulse.

There may also be other municipal and state costs that apply to your business so we encourage you to contact us to find out more.

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