Swarthmore, PA Population

Population: 6,170. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,146 (-0.4% change)
Males: 2,917 (47.3%), Females: 3,253 (52.7%)

Delaware County

Zip code: 19081

Median resident age: 33.4 years
Median household income: $82,653
Median house value: $258,000

Races in Swarthmore:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.8%)
  • Black (4.7%)
  • Hispanic (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Chinese (2.0%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)
  • Other Asian (0.9%)
  • Korean (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Japanese (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (17.8%), German (17.8%), Irish (17.4%), Italian (8.7%), Russian (6.1%), Polish (4.1%).

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 1.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Swarthmore

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 77.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 45.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swarthmore borough

  • Never married: 42.0%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

9.4% Foreign born (4.0% Asia, 2.5% Europe, 1.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +58 (+0.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Swarthmore:

  • RIDDLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; MEDIA, PA)
  • CROZER CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; CHESTER, PA)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; DREXEL HILL, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Swarthmore:

  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 9 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: PHL)
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 24 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
  • TRENTON MERCER (about 46 miles; TRENTON, NJ; Abbreviation: TTN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Swarthmore:

  • PHILADELPHIA (about 6 miles; ESSINGTON, PA; Abbreviation: 9N2)
  • SPITFIRE AERODROME (about 12 miles; PEDRICKTOWN, NJ; Abbreviation: 7N7)
  • PENN’S LANDING (about 15 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: P72)
Amtrak stations near Swarthmore:

  • 9 miles: ARDMORE (STATION RD. & LANCASTER AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: PHILADELPHIA (30TH & MARKET STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: PAOLI (LANCASTER PIKE & S. VALLEY RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Swarthmore:

  • SWARTHMORE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,425; Location: 500 COLLEGE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.swarthmore.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swarthmore:

  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; MEDIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,248)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 5 miles; CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,646)
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; VILLANOVA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,547)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,115)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 11 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 19,324)
  • DREXEL UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 10,823)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 12 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
Public primary/middle schools in Swarthmore:

  • SWARTHMORE-RUTLEDGE SCH (Students: 450; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • GRACE PARK EL SCH (Students: 298; Grades: KG – 05)
  • KID’S PLACE THE (Students: 188; Grades: KG – KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Swarthmore:

  • NOTRE DAME DE LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 990 FAIRVIEW; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GEOGE CROTHERS MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 98; Location: 401 RUTGERS AVE; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Library in Swarthmore:

  • SWARTHMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $171,642; Location: BOROUGH HALL 121 PARK AVENUE; 38,733 books; 905 audio materials; 246 video materials; 140 serial subscriptions)

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