Swarthmore, PA

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2020 Population
6,339
0.332% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37
12.8% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
6.28%
11.2% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$118,182
9.65% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$437,700
5.42% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,633
5.83% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Swarthmore, PA had a population of 6.34k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $118,182. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Swarthmore, PA grew from 6,318 to 6,339, a 0.332% increase and its median household income grew from $107,778 to $118,182, a 9.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Swarthmore, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.91%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.13%), and White (Hispanic) (2.16%).

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.

96.7% of the residents in Swarthmore, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Swarthmore, PA are Swarthmore College (569 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Swarthmore, PA was $437,700, and the homeownership rate was 78.5%.

Most people in Swarthmore, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Swarthmore, PA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Swarthmore, PA is home to a population of 6.34k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.76% of Swarthmore, PA residents were born outside of the country (619 people).

In 2020, there were 11.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.05k people) in Swarthmore, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 438 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 369 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2020 Citizenship
96.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.7% of Swarthmore, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Swarthmore, PA was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Swarthmore, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.05k ± 357
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    438 ± 230
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    369 ± 151
2.98%
Hispanic Population
189 people

In 2020, there were 11.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.05k people) in Swarthmore, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 438 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 369 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.98% of the people in Swarthmore, PA are hispanic (189 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    92,750 ± 7,450 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    72,397 ± 6,587 people
  3. China
    65,642 ± 6,274 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 92,750 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 72,397 and China with 65,642.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.76%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
619 people
8.72%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
551 people

As of 2020, 9.76% of Swarthmore, PA residents (619 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Swarthmore, PA was 8.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    47 ± 47
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    25 ± 41
  3. Korea
    13 ± 27

Swarthmore, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Swarthmore, PA employs 2.63k people. The largest industries in Swarthmore, PA are Educational Services (732 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (468 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (296 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($170,357), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($153,583), and Construction ($133,194).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,196. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.63k
2020 Value
± 360
−5.83%
1 Year decline
± 19.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Swarthmore, PA declined at a rate of −5.83%, from 2.8k employees to 2.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Swarthmore, PA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (451 people), Management Occupations (288 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (262 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

2.63k
2020 Value
± 360
−5.83%
1 Year decline
± 19.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Swarthmore, PA declined at a rate of −5.83%, from 2.8k employees to 2.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Swarthmore, PA, are Educational Services (732 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (468 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (296 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

$83,269
Median earning men ± $39,524
$42,463
Median earning women ± $24,524

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($158,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($140,850), and Construction ($133,194).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($170,732), Public Administration ($93,442), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,471).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey 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 18 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
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 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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In 2020, universities in Swarthmore, PA awarded 569 degrees. The student population of Swarthmore, PA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 701 male students and 736 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Swarthmore, PA are White (255 and 51%), followed by Asian (86 and 17.2%), Hispanic or Latino (65 and 13%), and Black or African American (39 and 7.8%).

The largest universities in Swarthmore, PA by number of degrees awarded are Swarthmore College (569 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Swarthmore, PA are General Economics (84 and 14.8%), General Computer & Information Sciences (65 and 11.4%), and General Biological Sciences (39 and 6.85%).

The median tuition cost in Swarthmore, PA for private four year colleges is $54,256.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Swarthmore, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 9.06%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 35.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,437 (48.8% men and 51.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,437 students enrolled in Swarthmore, PA, 48.8% men and 51.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 474 records, of which 50.6% were women and 49.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 84 degree-majors awarded
  2. 65 degree-majors awarded
  3. 39 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Swarthmore, PA was General Economics with 84 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
569 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Swarthmore College with 569 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 267 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Swarthmore, PA, which is 0.884 times less than the 302 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 255 degrees mean that there were 2.97 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 86 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 ($54,256) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.658% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.701% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.89M), and Some college (1.84M).

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The median property value in Swarthmore, PA was $437,700 in 2020, which is 1.9 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $415,200 to $437,700, a 5.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Swarthmore, PA is 78.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Swarthmore, PA have an average commute time of 23.6 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

$437,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$36,362
$1,644
Median Property Taxes
±$284

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Swarthmore, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Swarthmore, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.5%
Homeownership
2020
54.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.5% 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)

The following map shows all of the places in Swarthmore, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$118,182
Median Household Income
± $34,375
2.09k
Number of Households
± 332

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.09k households in Swarthmore, PA grew to $118,182 from the previous year's value of $107,778.

The following chart displays the households in Swarthmore, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Swarthmore, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2020, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.614% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (49.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.4%)
  3. Walked (17.3%)

In 2020, 49.3% of workers in Swarthmore, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.4%) and those who walked to work (17.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Swarthmore, PA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Swarthmore, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Swarthmore, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Swarthmore, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.28% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Swarthmore, PA (314 out of 5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 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 Black.

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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98.6% of the population of Swarthmore, PA has health coverage, with 65.1% on employee plans, 5.05% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 0.11% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Pennsylvania was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, PA see 956 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.25% increase from the previous year (935 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1203 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 339 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, PA see an average of 956 patients per year. This represents a 2.25% increase from the previous year (935 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Delaware County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.42%
Uninsured
65.1%
Employer Coverage
5.05%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
0.11%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Swarthmore, PA grew by 24.6% from 1.14% to 1.42%.

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