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Swarthmore is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,202 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Swarthmore is the 222nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Swarthmore has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Swarthmore home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Swarthmore real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Swarthmore is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 96.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Swarthmore is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swarthmore who work in teaching (17.42%), management occupations (15.40%) and healthcare (9.49%).
Of important note, Swarthmore is also a borough of artists. Swarthmore has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Swarthmore’s character.
Also of interest is that Swarthmore has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.59% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Swarthmore is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Swarthmore area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Swarthmore maintain a good economy.
For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Swarthmore. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Swarthmore.
Because of many things, Swarthmore is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Swarthmore really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Swarthmore perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Swarthmore, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Swarthmore is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Swarthmore. 80.38% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Swarthmore in 2010 was $46,247, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,988 for a family of four.
Swarthmore is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Swarthmore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Swarthmore residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Swarthmore include Irish, German, English, Italian, Polish and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Swarthmore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||1,888|
|SWARTHMORE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||58.02%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||41.98%|
|TYPE OF SWARTHMORE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||61.28%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.30%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.61%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||25.93%|
|SIZE OF SWARTHMORE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||20.99%|
|AGE OF SWARTHMORE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||1.48%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||10.52%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||36.49%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||51.51%|
|SWARTHMORE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$334,233|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,152|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||0.78%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||4.89%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||12.54%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||7.44%|
|$320,001 - $426,000||22.25%|
|$426,001 - $533,000||19.21%|
|$533,001 - $799,000||24.66%|
|$799,001 - $1,065,000||8.22%|
|PEOPLE OF SWARTHMORE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.57%|
|5 TO 17||16.92%|
|18 TO 24||28.35%|
|25 TO 34||3.55%|
|35 TO 54||20.67%|
|55 TO 64||13.84%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.10%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.82%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$105,197|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$46,247|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||5.86%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (30.96%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (13.57%)
Public Service (3.07%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||5.76%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.68%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||7.66%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (16.57%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (86.92%)
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