Swarthmore, PA 19081 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 19081: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Swarthmore, PA 19081

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Delaware County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.897, Longitude -75.344
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 289
  • PO Box Addresses: 110
  • Residential Addresses: 3,648
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 635
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,013

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Swarthmore, PA 19081 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,212
Population in Households 8,927
Population in Familes 7,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,285
Population Density1 4,674
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $98,583
Average Household Income $136,566
Per Capita Income $49,606


Total Housing Units 3,675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,538 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 965 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $311,861
Average Home Value $367,602


Total Households 3,503
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,352
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% 0.04%
Households 0.01% -0.01%
Families -0.14% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.36%

Swarthmore, PA 19081 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19081 to the other 1,675 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 413 75th
Population Density # 125 93rd
Diversity Index # 219 87th
Median Household Income # 85 95th
Per Capita Income # 84 95th

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