Nationwide Claims to Fame

Swarthmore is 31st out of 6,406 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Statewide Claims to Fame

Swarthmore is 1st in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Swarthmore is 2nd in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Income per household

Swarthmore is 4th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Home median value

Swarthmore is 5th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Swarthmore is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Income per capita

Swarthmore is 7th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Residents with high school diploma (older than 25)

Swarthmore is 14th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Asian

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Swarthmore Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 6,190 145th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 1.4 216th 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,424.3 81st 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Swarthmore Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 4.4% 224th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 20.7% 150th 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.4% 206th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Swarthmore Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 97.7% 7th 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 79.7% 1st 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Swarthmore Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 82.5% 188th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 5.0% 101st 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 31st 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 7.7% 14th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 5th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.8% 27th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 4.9% 59th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 79.0% 193rd 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Swarthmore Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 52.8% 82nd 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 12.1% 21st 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Swarthmore Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 2,081 249th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 32.5% 104th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 1,945 247th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 75.0% 59th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $437,700 4th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.4 80th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Swarthmore Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $52,299 6th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $120,043 2nd $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 5.5% 204th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Swarthmore Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 908 76th 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $8,699 189th $166,842,778 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $1,421 187th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $2,475 174th $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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