Living in Swarthmore, PA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Swarthmore SnackAbility

10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
9
Amenities
8.5
Education
9.5
Commute
8

Swarthmore, PA Crime Report

37
Total Crimes
590.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-77.01%
Below National Average

Swarthmore, PA Cost Of Living

129
Swarthmore's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Swarthmore (pronounced /sw.mr/ SWAHTH-mor locally, or /swr.mr/ SWAWRTH-mor) is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Swarthmore was originally named "Westdale" in honor of noted painter Benjamin West, who was one of the early residents of the town. The name was changed to "Swarthmore" after the establishment of Swarthmore College. "Swarthmore" can be pronounced with the first "r" either vocalized or dropped due to differences in rhotic and non-rhotic accents, but locally it is usually pronounced without the first "r" (i.e. SWAHTH-mor). The borough population was 6,194 as of the 2010 census.
Population
6,304
Unemployment
5.8%
Poverty
4.5%
Median Home
$410,100
Median Income
$109,648
Median Rent
$1,169

Swarthmore, PA Photos

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Rankings for Swarthmore in Pennsylvania

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Map Of Swarthmore, PA

Population over time in Swarthmore

Year Population % Change
2017 6,304 1.0%
2016 6,243 0.4%
2015 6,218 0.4%
2014 6,195 -0.0%
2013 6,198 -0.0%
2012 6,199 0.1%
2011 6,195 0.3%
2010 6,178 -0.1%
2009 6,185 -
Crime/100k Swarthmore PA USA
Violent Crime 63.8 306.0 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.1 5.0
Robbery 0.0 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 63.8 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 526.7 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 127.7 211.6 376.0
Larceny 367.1 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 31.9 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Swarthmore

White
80.1% (5,052)
African American
6.4% (404)
American Indian
1.0% (63)
Asian
5.4% (343)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (20)
Two Or More
3.6% (226)
Hispanic
3.1% (196)
Race Swarthmore PA USA
White 80.1% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 6.4% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 1.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 5.4% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.6% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.1% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
4.7% (29,634)
$10,000 to $14,999
0.9% (5,724)
$15,000 to $24,999
2.9% (18,184)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.8% (36,705)
$35,000 to $49,999
5.7% (35,695)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.8% (105,740)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.4% (53,206)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.7% (105,403)
$150,000 to $199,999
12.7% (80,147)
$200,000 or more
25.4% (159,957)
Income Swarthmore PA USA
Less than $10,000 4.7% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 0.9% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 2.9% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.8% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 5.7% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.8% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.4% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.7% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 12.7% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 25.4% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in Swarthmore

Female
51.0% (3,218)
Male
49.0% (3,085)
Gender Swarthmore PA USA
Female 51.0% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 49.0% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Swarthmore for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (126)
9-12th Grade
1.0% (63)
High School / GED
10.0% (630)
Some College
6.0% (378)
Associate's Degree
4.0% (252)
Bachelor's Degree
28.0% (1,765)
Master's Degree
21.0% (1,323)
Professional Degree
15.0% (945)
Doctorate Degree
13.0% (819)
Education Swarthmore PA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 1.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 10.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 6.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 21.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 15.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 13.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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