Darby, PA
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Darby is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 10,687 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Darby is the 95th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Darby was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Darby is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Darby is a borough of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Darby who work in healthcare suport services (11.77%), office and administrative support (11.11%), and personal care services (8.93%).

One downside of living in Darby, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.60 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Darby, even though it is a small borough, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, borough who have a need for low-cost transportation.

In Darby, just 9.36% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Darby in 2010 was $14,668, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,672 for a family of four. Darby also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.17% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Darby is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Darby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Darby residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Darby include Irish, Italian, African, and German.

In addition, Darby has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.75%).

The most common language spoken in Darby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.