(locally pronounced /
The borough was originally part of Springfield Township
, and grew up around Swarthmore College, which was founded in 1864. The advent of passenger rail service from Philadelphia
in the 1880s greatly enhanced the desirability of the borough as a commuter suburb
, and the borough was incorporated in 1893. About one third of the borough's land area consists of the Swarthmore College
campus. Many of the streets in the southern half of town are named for eastern colleges, and the much of the borough's housing stock dates from the Victorian period through the 1920s.
Presbyterian Church, designed by Will Price
, about 1897
Swarthmore SEPTA Station
As of the census
of 2010, there were 6,194 people, 1,963 households, and 1,327 families residing in the borough. The population density
was 4,460.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,722.2/km2
). There were 2,081 housing units at an average density of 1,492.1 per square mile (576.1/km2
). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.5% White
, 7.7% Asian
, 5.0% African American
, 0.3% Native American
, 0.1% Pacific Islander
, .7% from other races
, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 4.9% of the population.
There were 1,963 households, out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples
living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.7% under the age of 18, 15.8% from 20 to 24, 15.3% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
As of 2015, the median income for a household in the borough was $101,686, and the median income for a family was $144,570.
Males had a median income of $71,750 versus $51,117 for females.
The per capita income
for the borough was $40,482.
About 0.0% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line
The borough's only private school is the George Crothers Memorial School, housed in the old Rutgers Avenue School. Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic School is located adjacent to the borough.
For higher education, the borough is home to Swarthmore College, an academically-acclaimed private liberal arts college.
The Ogden House
The Swarthmore Public Library is at 121 Park Avenue in the center of the borough.
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