Swarthmore, PA Overview

Swarthmore is a charming, tree-lined residential community of large, majestic homes and quiet neighborhoods.  It has been a college town since 1864.  At the center of the Borough is a downtown core of small, unique shops and service businesses.  Swarthmore has been named a "Tree City USA” for the past 25 years and is full of mature trees which line the streets.


Population Growth (since 2000) -1%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 4,365.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.479
Households w/ Children 32%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 12%
5+ Years in Residency 46%
Median Year in Residency 4.54

Housing Inventory

Swarthmore, PA Housing Inventory 100 533 1,375 1,375 100 533 1,375

Market Overview

24 listings with an estimated median price of $274,900

Price Count
$100K - 200K 7
$200K - 300K 7
$300K - 400K 7
$400K - 500K 1
$500K - 600K 2
Property Type Count
Single Family 17
Condo 6
Rental 2
Multi Family 1

(Data as of 7/8/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Swarthmore, PA Population Demographics

Total: 6,111


Median Age: 29.90

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Swarthmore, PA Temperature

Weather Risk

Swarthmore, PA Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Swarthmore, PA Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Swarthmore, PA Highest Education Level Attained 82 899 236 271 16 28 1,837 82 899 236 271 16 28 1,837

Employment and Finance


Swarthmore, PA Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $116,703)

Swarthmore, PA Income by dollar range 77 68 31 30 29 49 77 29 10 55 163 230 162 158 409 132 183 17

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Swarthmore, PA Crime

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