Darby, PA (Borough Center)




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About Darby, PA (Borough Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Borough Center of Darby is $65,576, which is less expensive than 92.0% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 92.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Darby Borough Center is currently $882, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 55.9% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Darby Borough Center is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Darby, Pennsylvania.

Real estate in the Borough Center of Darby, PA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Borough Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Darby Borough Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.6%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 84.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Darby, the Borough Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Darby Borough Center neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 34.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 3.8% have Jamaican ancestry.

Darby Borough Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Darby Borough Center neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 64.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

In addition, being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Darby Borough Center neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Darby Borough Center neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 68.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: People

Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Darby Borough Center neighborhood has more single mother households than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.8% of the adult residents in the Darby Borough Center neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Darby Borough Center neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 35.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Borough Center neighborhood in Darby are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 91.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 47.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 88.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Darby Borough Center neighborhood, 36.7% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 30.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.7%), and 13.9% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Borough Center neighborhood in Darby, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (34.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (4.6%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (3.8%), and some of the residents are also of Jamaican ancestry (3.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.0%), among others. In addition, 10.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Darby Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French, African languages and Spanish.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Darby Borough Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (41.7%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (38.1%) and 11.5% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. The bus provides a valuable service in the Borough Center neighborhood of Darby by getting a lot of residents to and from work daily, reducing the costs of commuting and reducing some congestion on the roads as well.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Darby 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Darby 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Darby 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Walnut Street El Sch
224 South Sixth Street
Darby, PA, 19023
KG-06
Bell Avenue School
1000 Bell Ave
Yeadon, PA, 19050
KG-06
Colwyn El Sch
211 Pine Street
Colwyn, PA, 19023
KG-06
Penn Wood Ms
121 Summit St
Darby, PA, 19023
07-08
Ardmore Avenue Sch
161 Ardmore Ave
Lansdowne, PA, 19050
KG-06
East Lansdowne El Sch
401 Emerson Ave
East Lansdowne, PA, 19050
KG-06
W B Evans Magnet Sch
900 Baily Rd
Yeadon, PA, 19050
KG-06
Aldan Magnet School
1 North Woodlawn Ave
Aldan, PA, 19018
KG-06
Penn Wood Hs
100 Green Avenue
Lansdowne, PA, 19050
09-12
Park Lane El Sch
1300 Park Ln
Darby, PA, 19023
KG-06

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