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Per-capita Funding for Science and Engineering Research and Development

What does this measure?

The amount of federal, state, and local grant money spent on research and development by academic institutions in the region.

Why is this important?

Grant-funded academic research furthers innovation and the development of new technology. Research results can improve the quality of health care, reduce the cost of transportation, and increase living standards, as well as bringing notice and income to a region. Intellectual property developed in a university can lead to the creation of new firms and new industries.

How does our county compare?

Per-capita funding for science and engineering research and development in Lancaster County was $11 in 2018, exceeding $5 million. That was below the per-capita funding level of $352 for the state as a whole, and $14 for Chester County. Per-capita funding statewide has increased 22% since 2010. The per-capita funding in Lancaster County is essentially the same as it was in 2010. Chester, Cumberland and Dauphin Counties have all experienced decreases of 16%, 39%, and 35% respectively in the same time period.

Notes about the data

Colleges must have bachelor's or higher programs in science and engineering and annually perform at least $150,000 in separately budgeted science and engineering research and development in order to be included in the survey that generates this data. Data are presented in 2019 dollars. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the first quarter, with a 2-year lag.

Per-capita Funding for Science and Engineering Research and Development
201020112012201320142015201620172018
Pennsylvania$289$296$284$290$282$284$330$342$352
Lancaster County$11$10$8$8$8$9$9$10$11
Dauphin County$12$15$12$9$10$13$10$6$8
Berks County$0$1$1$1$1$1$2$2$2
Chester County$17$22$14$6$9$11$13$15$14
Cumberland County$11$17$14$10$11$11$11$8$6

Source: National Science Foundation
Notes: Figures are in constant 2019 dollars.




Funding for Science and Engineering Research and Development (in thousands)
201020112012201320142015201620172018
Pennsylvania$3,667,876,472$3,768,113,837$3,621,452,659$3,700,326,063$3,609,824,658$3,636,811,620$4,222,275,905$4,373,090,583$4,502,544,051
Lancaster County$5,635,906$5,215,681$4,131,151$4,320,633$4,029,198$4,955,291$4,740,169$5,275,429$5,733,032
Dauphin County$3,205,444$3,932,503$3,232,542$2,447,298$2,761,367$3,644,739$2,724,798$1,725,101$2,157,396
Berks County$181,728$470,536$513,332$445,562$323,977$210,336$685,993$839,605$994,703
Chester County$8,540,034$11,040,558$6,918,286$3,042,112$4,544,322$5,713,578$6,467,933$7,848,478$7,488,271
Cumberland County$2,472,670$3,937,049$3,416,273$2,351,820$2,726,809$2,604,926$2,747,167$1,943,085$1,611,684

Source: National Science Foundation
Notes: Figures are in constant 2019 dollars.




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