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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Upper Darby Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 82,846. Upper Darby Township is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Upper Darby Township offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Upper Darby Township there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Upper Darby Township and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Upper Darby Township are above average.
About Upper Darby Township...
Population
82,846

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,014
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    289.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    224.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    160.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    643.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    248.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Upper Darby Township

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,870
National
$55,322
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Ive been living in Upper Darby since I was in 3rd grade. I remember it being a nice place to live. As a child I was able to roam the neighborhood streets, riding bikes,playing at the park, natures works and meeting new friends. The streets were clean and the residents took pride in keeping their property clean and together. There wasn't a huge homeless and drug population nor where there people lingering around storefronts asking for money. And the police department cared more about the people they serve. For the past 10 years, the city has gone down hill. Many homeowners started section 8 their homes and many people from the rougher parts of town started renting. And don't care much about the upkeep of their house. Trash in the streets.The school aren't as good,homeless and addicts roam the streets. And the crime right has risen. No the same place it once was.
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Grew up in the town. Didn't attend the local schools, but know they need a lot more funding. The high school is notable though however for it's tremendous arts program! A decent neighborhood and community to grow up in.
I moved to Upper Darby from West Philly, having known of it mainly for the Vietnamese food, H-Mart, and the Tower. I love it here, very diverse, fairly inexpensive, great old stone houses and 15 minutes by El to Center City. The worst part of here is there is a lack of will on the part of the leadership to make the downtown/69h St area all it could be. There's some of the best food in Philly down there, plus The Tower, but there's no concerted effort to improve signage, and encourage people to stay. There's a mayoral election this year, hopefully that will result in a change of leadership and move the town forward at last.