Upper Darby, PA

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Living in Upper Darby

Upper Darby is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 44,191 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Upper Darby is the largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some towns, Upper Darby isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Upper Darby are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Upper Darby is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Upper Darby who work in office and administrative support (12.20%), sales jobs (10.89%), and healthcare suport services (8.34%).

Also of interest is that Upper Darby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Upper Darby is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Upper Darby, the average commute to work is 34.64 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Upper Darby’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

A lot of people in Upper Darby take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the town, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Upper Darby, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The population of Upper Darby overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Upper Darby, 24.98% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Upper Darby in 2018 was $23,166, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,664 for a family of four. However, Upper Darby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

In addition, Upper Darby has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.23%).

The most common language spoken in Upper Darby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.