Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Population 2024

6,534

Swarthmore is a city located in Delaware County Pennsylvania. Swarthmore has a 2024 population of 6,534. Swarthmore is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually and its population has decreased by -0.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,540 in 2020.

The average household income in Swarthmore is $193,238 with a poverty rate of 4.23%. The median age in Swarthmore is 34.8 years: 31.9 years for males, and 38.1 years for females.

Swarthmore Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Swarthmore was:

  • White: 76.32%
  • Asian: 7.67%
  • Two or more races: 7.64%
  • Black or African American: 6.65%
  • Other race: 1.26%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,667.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.09% (-6)
The current population of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania is 6,534 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,540.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,96676.32%
Asian4997.67%
Two or more races4977.64%
Black or African American4336.65%
Other race821.26%
Native American300.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Swarthmore Population by Race

Swarthmore Population Pyramid 2024

Swarthmore Median Age

34.8

Total

31.9

Male

38.1

Female

Swarthmore Adults

There are 5,254 adults, (1,121 of whom are seniors) in Swarthmore.

Swarthmore Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Swarthmore Sex Ratio

Female3,31250.9%
Male3,19549.1%

Swarthmore Population by Age

Swarthmore Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1512.3277.722.3
Married1,2483.0491.58.5
Non Family7561.1357.542.5
Female992.1563.636.4
Male482.7764.635.4

2.95

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Swarthmore Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree1524.2%
Bachelors Degree1,03728.62%
Graduate Degree1,87051.61%
High School Graduate2526.96%
Less Than 9th Grade481.32%
Some College2647.29%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Swarthmore Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Swarthmore Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,9322,9002,374
Asian352352352
Black21421489
2+ Races767671
Hispanic343422
Other Race28120
Native American212121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Swarthmore Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$102,791$130,078$102,776
Graduate Degree$131,333$168,092$109,201
High School Graduate$41,174$43,047$40,909
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$104,171$132,704$95,353
Some College$0$0$0

$104,171

Average Earnings

$132,704

Average Male

$95,353

Average Female

Swarthmore Earnings by Educational Attainment

Swarthmore Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Swarthmore Language

85.71% of Swarthmore residents speak only English, while 14.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.94% of the population.

Swarthmore Language

Swarthmore Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,9721483.73%
Asian368328.7%
Other291758.62%
Black314154.78%
Hispanic7411.35%

4.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.93%

Male Poverty Rate

2.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swarthmore

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swarthmore is Other, with 58.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swarthmore is Hispanic, with 1.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.44%.

Swarthmore Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
High School24.6%
Some College7.79%
Bachelors or Greater1.31%

Swarthmore Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed4%
Male Employed1.42%
Female Employed0.18%
Female Unemployed0%

Swarthmore Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Swarthmore Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$214,609$253,667
Households$138,679$193,238
Married Families$230,395$-999,999,999
Non Families$60,000$80,569

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Swarthmore Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Swarthmore Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Swarthmore Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Swarthmore Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Swarthmore Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

177

Number of Veterans

177

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War80
Vietnam50
Korea16
Second Gulf War2
World War II0

Swarthmore Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5465
75+50
65 to 7431
55 to 6429
18 to 342

Swarthmore Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1613.99%
Black164.94%

Swarthmore Veterans by Race

Swarthmore Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swarthmore Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

Swarthmore Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Swarthmore Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Swarthmore Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

47.44%

Born in Swarthmore

88.29%

Native Born

11.71%

Foreign Born

4.13%

Non Citizen

7.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.29% of Swarthmore residents were born in the United States, with 47.44% having been born in Pennsylvania. 4.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Swarthmore Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,528-1-0.02%
20286,529-1-0.02%
20276,530-2-0.03%
20266,532-1-0.02%
20256,533-1-0.02%
20246,534-2-0.03%
20236,53610.02%
20226,535190.29%
20216,516-24-0.37%
20206,5401652.59%
20196,375410.65%
20186,334-70-1.09%
20176,4041502.4%
20166,254-2-0.03%
20156,256390.63%
20146,217140.23%
20136,20360.1%
20126,19790.15%
20116,188-3-0.05%
20106,19100%
20006,170130.21%
19906,1572073.48%
19805,950-206-3.35%
19706,1564037.01%
19605,75392819.23%
19504,82576418.81%
19404,06165619.27%
19303,405-3,123-47.84%
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Swarthmore Population by Year