Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Population 2020

6,699

Swarthmore is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 6,699, it is the 125th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4037th largest city in the United States. Swarthmore is currently growing at a rate of 2.27% annually and its population has increased by 8.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,194 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Swarthmore has a population density of 4,785 people per square mile.

The average household income in Swarthmore is $166,068 with a poverty rate of 4.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,169 per month, and the median house value is $410,100. The median age in Swarthmore is 28.5 years, 25.7 years for males, and 31.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Swarthmore Demographics

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

  • White: 82.61%
  • Black or African American: 6.49%
  • Asian: 5.44%
  • Two or more races: 3.63%
  • Native American: 1.11%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania is 6,699, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,401.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,194.

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,20882.61%
Black or African American4096.49%
Asian3435.44%
Two or More Races2293.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native701.11%
Some Other Race450.71%

Swarthmore Population Pyramid 2020

Swarthmore Median Age

28.5


Total

25.7


Male

31.6


Female

Swarthmore Adults

There are 4,851 adults, (953 of whom are seniors) in Swarthmore.

Swarthmore Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Swarthmore Sex Ratio

Female

3,218

51.05%

Male

3,086

48.95%

Swarthmore Households and Families

Swarthmore Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Swarthmore Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Married86.3%13.7%
All77.8%22.2%
Non Family70.4%29.6%
Male11.8%88.2%

77.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8722.6377.8
Married1,0753.5186.3
Non Family6291.1770.4
Male932.4811.8
Female752.43100

3.3

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Swarthmore Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade471.43%
9th to 12th Grade441.33%
High School Graduate33210.07%
Some College1935.85%
Associates Degree1203.64%
Bachelors Degree93328.29%
Graduate Degree1,62949.39%

Swarthmore Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,7822,7062,255
Asian14212783
Black12612639
Hispanic10110166
Multiple Races777749
Native American505050
Other Race303020

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,447$84,155$51,875
Less Than High School$15,855$$
High School Grad$$$
Some College$29,783$33,750$21,600
Bachelors Degree$43,056$57,981$38,393
Graduate Degree$107,292$150,625$83,393

$61,447

Average Earnings

$84,155

Average Male

$51,875

Average Female

Swarthmore Language

Swarthmore Language by Age

Swarthmore Language

88.42% of Swarthmore residents speak only English, while 11.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.15% of the population.

Swarthmore Poverty

Swarthmore Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,1071523.70%
Asian1895026.46%
Black273145.13%
Multiple17952.79%
Hispanic11954.20%

4.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.16%

Male Poverty Rate

4.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swarthmore

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swarthmore is Asian, with 26.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swarthmore is Multiple, with 2.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.78%
Some College12.46%
High School6.93%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed15.38%
Female Unemployed9.52%
Female Employed5.37%
Male Employed0.00%

Swarthmore Income

Swarthmore Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$109,648$166,068
Families$155,703$209,912
Married Families$166,607-
Non Families$60,950$78,106

Swarthmore Marital Status

Swarthmore Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Swarthmore Married by Age and Sex

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

Swarthmore Veterans

184

Number of Veterans

152

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam60
First Gulf War37
Korea29
World War II
Second Gulf War

$Swarthmore Veterans by Education

2.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swarthmore Employment Status

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Swarthmore Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.47%

Born in Pennsylvania

91.66%

Native Born

8.34%

Foreign Born

3.78%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.66% of Swarthmore residents were born in the United States, with 52.47% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,6991492.27%
20196,5501492.33%
20186,40130.05%
20176,3981492.38%
20166,249-2-0.03%
20156,251350.56%
20146,216140.23%
20136,20270.11%
20126,19580.13%
20116,187-3-0.05%
20106,190200.03%
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%