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Swarthmore
  • Suburb of Philadelphia, PA

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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Swarthmore is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 6,507. Swarthmore is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Swarthmore offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Swarthmore there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Swarthmore and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Swarthmore are highly rated.

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About Swarthmore...
Population
6,507

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$504,900
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Swarthmore Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade A minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    15.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    15.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    31.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    420
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    52%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  11%

Working in Swarthmore

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$138,679
National
$75,149

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