Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Population 2021

6,374
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Swarthmore is a city located in Delaware County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 6,374, it is the 135th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4175th largest city in the United States . Swarthmore is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 2.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,194 in 2010. Swarthmore reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Swarthmore has a population density of 4,553 people per square mile.

The average household income in Swarthmore is $162,936 with a poverty rate of 5.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,021 per month, and the median house value is $415,200. The median age in Swarthmore is 32.8 years, 32 years for males, and 34.1 years for females.

Swarthmore Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Swarthmorewas:

  • White: 84.49%
  • Asian: 5.25%
  • Black or African American: 4.89%
  • Two or more races: 3.67%
  • Native American: 1.00%
  • Other race: 0.70%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania is 6,374 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,346.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,194.

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,33884.49%
Asian3325.25%
Black or African American3094.89%
Two or More Races2323.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native631.00%
Some Other Race440.70%
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Swarthmore Population by Race

Swarthmore Population Pyramid $2021

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Swarthmore Median Age

32.8


Total

32


Male

34.1


Female

Swarthmore Adults

There are 4,917 adults, (986 of whom are seniors) in Swarthmore.

Swarthmore Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Swarthmore Sex Ratio

Female

3,153

49.91%

Male

3,165

50.09%

Swarthmore Population by Age

Swarthmore Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Swarthmore Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male10.9%89.1%
Non Family63.6%36.4%
All76.6%23.4%
Married88.5%11.5%
Female100%0%

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Swarthmore Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9422.5576.6
Married1,1033.3988.5
Non Family6101.1163.6
Male1192.4410.9
Female1102.16100

3.15

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Swarthmore Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade290.85%
9th to 12th Grade0.00%
High School Graduate3119.11%
Some College2146.27%
Associates Degree1795.24%
Bachelors Degree98628.88%
Graduate Degree1,69549.65%
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Swarthmore Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Swarthmore Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,8772,8642,362
Asian194178126
Black13313359
Hispanic11311370
Native American434343
2+ Races3333
Other Race333321

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Swarthmore Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$75,068$89,583$65,026
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$15,859$$16,141
Some College$32,470$33,214$
Bachelors Degree$60,625$70,938$47,206
Graduate Degree$111,339$162,283$81,591

$75,068

Average Earnings

$89,583

Average Male

$65,026

Average Female

Swarthmore Earnings by Educational Attainment

Swarthmore Language by Age

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Swarthmore Language

88.21% of Swarthmore residents speak only English, while 11.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.18% of the population.

Swarthmore Language

Swarthmore Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,2051994.73%
Asian2266629.20%
Black158106.33%
Hispanic13275.30%
Multiple18563.24%

5.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.83%

Male Poverty Rate

4.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swarthmore

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swarthmore is Asian, with 29.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swarthmore is Multiple, with 3.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.60%.

Swarthmore Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.83%
High School22.51%
Some College15.78%
Bachelors or Greater2.91%

Swarthmore Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed21.88%
Male Unemployed11.29%
Female Employed3.61%
Male Employed1.20%

Swarthmore Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Swarthmore Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$107,778$162,936
Families$155,333$208,712
Married Families$174,922-
Non Families$55,645$61,536
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Income by Household Type

Swarthmore Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Swarthmore Married by Age and Sex

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Swarthmore Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Swarthmore Marital Status by Race

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Swarthmore Marital Status

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179

Number of Veterans

179

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam61
First Gulf War22
Korea14
Second Gulf War5
World War II

Swarthmore Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5484
65 to 7461
75+29
18 to 345
55 to 64

Swarthmore Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1794.36%
Hispanic146.33%

Swarthmore Veterans by Race

Swarthmore Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swarthmore Veterans by Education

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57.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Swarthmore Employment by Age

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Swarthmore Employment by Race

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Swarthmore Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.25%

Born in Swarthmore

91.28%

Native Born

8.72%

Foreign Born

3.83%

Non Citizen

4.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.28% of Swarthmore residents were born in the United States, with 50.25% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Swarthmore Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,374140.22%
20206,360140.22%
20196,346140.22%
20186,332-70-1.09%
20176,4021492.38%
20166,253-1-0.02%
20156,254380.61%
20146,216140.23%
20136,20260.10%
20126,19680.13%
20116,188-3-0.05%
20106,191210.03%
20006,170130.02%
19906,1572070.34%
19805,950-206-0.34%
19706,1564030.68%
19605,7539281.77%
19504,8257641.74%
19404,0616561.78%
19303,4050.00%

Swarthmore Population by Year