Swarthmore, PA

Census Place

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2022 Population
6,507
0.808% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.8
3.06% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
4.23%
25.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$138,679
7.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$504,900
14% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,777
2.08% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Swarthmore, PA had a population of 6.51k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $138,679. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Swarthmore, PA declined from 6,560 to 6,507, a −0.808% decrease and its median household income grew from $128,995 to $138,679, a 7.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Swarthmore, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.67%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.15%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.12%), and White (Hispanic) (1.61%).

None of the households in Swarthmore, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Swarthmore, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Swarthmore, PA are Swarthmore College (567 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Swarthmore, PA was $504,900, and the homeownership rate was 77.7%.

Most people in Swarthmore, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Swarthmore, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Swarthmore, PA is home to a population of 6.51k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.7% of Swarthmore, PA residents were born outside of the country (761 people).

In 2022, there were 9.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.86k people) in Swarthmore, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 499 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 465 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Swarthmore, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Swarthmore, PA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Swarthmore, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.86k ± 383
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    499 ± 244
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    465 ± 187
3.47%
Hispanic Population
226 people

In 2022, there were 9.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.86k people) in Swarthmore, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 499 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 465 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.47% of the people in Swarthmore, PA are hispanic (226 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
761 people
11.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
769 people

As of 2022, 11.7% of Swarthmore, PA residents (761 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Swarthmore, PA was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    80 ± 82
  2. Vietnam
    50 ± 50
  3. Korea
    16 ± 29

Swarthmore, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Swarthmore, PA employs 2.78k people. The largest industries in Swarthmore, PA are Educational Services (608 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (453 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (305 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($250,001), Finance & Insurance ($192,994), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($174,375).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.78k
2022 Value
± 403
−2.08%
1 Year decline
± 20.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Swarthmore, PA declined at a rate of −2.08%, from 2.84k employees to 2.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Swarthmore, PA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (439 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (324 people), and Management Occupations (282 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Swarthmore, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.78k
2022 Value
± 403
−2.08%
1 Year decline
± 20.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Swarthmore, PA declined at a rate of −2.08%, from 2.84k employees to 2.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Swarthmore, PA, are Educational Services (608 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (453 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (305 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Swarthmore, PA, though some of these residents may live in Swarthmore, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$89,013
Median earning men ± $41,913
$61,786
Median earning women ± $22,134

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($227,560), Public Administration ($132,908), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($115,515).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($193,372), Public Administration ($103,706), and Manufacturing ($61,429).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Swarthmore, PA awarded 567 degrees. The student population of Swarthmore, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 790 male students and 835 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Swarthmore, PA are White (201 and 41.1%), followed by Asian (113 and 23.1%), Hispanic or Latino (77 and 15.7%), and Two or More Races (48 and 9.82%).

The largest universities in Swarthmore, PA by number of degrees awarded are Swarthmore College (567 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Swarthmore, PA are General Economics (79 and 13.9%), General Computer & Information Sciences (54 and 9.52%), and General Mathematics (53 and 9.35%).

The median tuition cost in Swarthmore, PA for private four year colleges is $58,928.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Swarthmore, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 6.93%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 42.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,625 (48.6% men and 51.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,625 students enrolled in Swarthmore, PA, 48.6% men and 51.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 514 records, of which 54.3% were women and 45.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 79 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 53 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Swarthmore, PA was General Economics with 79 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
567 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Swarthmore College with 567 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 294 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Swarthmore, PA, which is 1.08 times more than the 273 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 201 degrees mean that there were 1.78 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 113 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($58,928) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($735) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Swarthmore, PA was $504,900 in 2022, which is 1.79 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $443,000 to $504,900, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Swarthmore, PA is 77.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Swarthmore, PA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Swarthmore, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$504,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$60,665
$1,671
Median Property Taxes
±$279

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Rent vs Own

77.7%
Homeownership
2022
55.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.7% of the housing units in Swarthmore, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 4076
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$138,679
Median Household Income
± $24,881
2.15k
Number of Households
± 346

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.15k households in Swarthmore, PA grew to $138,679 from the previous year's value of $128,995.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Swarthmore, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (47.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (21.8%)
  3. Walked (16.2%)

In 2022, 47.9% of workers in Swarthmore, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (21.8%) and those who walked to work (16.2%).

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Swarthmore, PA have a shorter commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.69% of the workforce in Swarthmore, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

4.23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Swarthmore, PA (212 out of 5.01k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Swarthmore, PA is White, followed by Asian and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.2% of the population of Swarthmore, PA has health coverage, with 65.8% on employee plans, 5.9% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.108% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, PA see 954 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.209% decrease from the previous year (956 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1198 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 316 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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954 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware County, PA

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, PA see an average of 954 patients per year. This represents a 0.209% decrease from the previous year (956 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 25.5% between 18 and 34 years, 32.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.78%
Uninsured
65.8%
Employer Coverage
5.9%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
0.108%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Swarthmore, PA declined by 7.92% from 1.94% to 1.78%.

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