Swarthmore, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Swarthmore had a population of 6,202 as of July 1, 2016. Swarthmore ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Swarthmore is located at latitude 39.9023 and longitude -75.3487 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Swarthmore (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 131 feet.

The Borough of Swarthmore (GNIS ID: 1215197) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Swarthmore population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Swarthmore: Swarthmore Boro.


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Swarthmore, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,202
Population in Households 4,926
Population in Familes 4,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,276
Population Density1 4,430
Diversity Index2 44
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,968
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,284
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,092 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,361 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 607 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $450,000
Average Home Value $468,690
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $112,134
Average Household Income $161,745
Per Capita Income $56,933
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.12%
Households 0.04% 0.08%
Families -0.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Swarthmore, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swarthmore to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 196 89th
Population Density1 # 192 89th
Diversity Index2 # 149 92nd
Median Household Income # 25 99th
Per Capita Income # 21 99th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.