Swarthmore, PA (Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus)




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About Swarthmore, PA (Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus median real estate price is $446,589, which is more expensive than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 83.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus is currently $1,435, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 83.8% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus 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.

Real estate vacancies in Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus are 5.9%, which is lower than one will find in 69.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.1% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, highly educated executives and active retirees.

Also, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood, where 46.8% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood has more British and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 1.0% have Eastern European ancestry.

Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 16.9% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.3% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Finally, in the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood, 15.0% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 63.7% of the workforce in the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood in Swarthmore are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 91.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood, 63.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 18.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.1%), and 6.1% in manufacturing and laborer 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 / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood in Swarthmore, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (16.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (14.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (12.6%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (5.8%), among others.

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 Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (61.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (16.9%) and 15.0% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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AGE OF Swarthmore, PA (Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Swarthmore 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15

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Swarthmore 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13

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Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus 0.101011101001110
Swarthmore 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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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
Springfield Literacy Center School
210 West Woodland Ave
Springfield, PA, 19064
KG-01
Scenic Hills Elementary School
235 Hillview Drive
Springfield, PA, 19064
02-05
Sabold Elementary School
468 East Thomson Avenue
Springfield, PA, 19064
02-05
Springfield High School
49 W Leamy Ave
Springfield, PA, 19064
09-12
Richardson Middle School
20 W Woodland Ave
Springfield, PA, 19064
06-08

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WALLINGFORD-SWARTHMORE SD


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District Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

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Better than of PA school districts.

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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
Swarthmore-Rutledge School
100 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA, 19081
KG-05
Strath Haven Middle School
200 S Providence Rd
Wallingford, PA, 19086
06-08
Wallingford Elementary School
20 S Providence Rd
Wallingford, PA, 19086
KG-05
Nether Providence Elementary School
410 Moore Rd
Wallingford, PA, 19086
KG-05
Strath Haven High School
205 S Providence Rd
Wallingford, PA, 19086
09-12

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