This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Swarthmore has a low population density. Swarthmore is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Swarthmore, PA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Swarthmore has a population density of 4,489, with 6,208 current residents.
Out of the 6,208 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 47% of the residents are married and 53% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 41% Rain
- 20% Snow
56°F average temperature
- 66 years Median home age
- $218,300 Median home price
- -11.91% Home appreciation rate
- 20.05% Annual property tax
As for living in Swarthmore, the air quality is 20% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 41% rainy, and 20% snowy. The average temperature is 56°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Swarthmore, you should know that 68.7% of homes are owned while 27.3% of homes are rented, and 4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $218,300, the median age of homes is 66 years, the annual home appreciation is -11.91% and the annual property tax is 20.05%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)3
When looking at the community of Swarthmore, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Swarthmore’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Swarthmore is 30 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 60.22% Democratic, 38.81% Republican, and 0.96% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:15
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
97%High school diploma
3%Some college or associates degree
46%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Swarthmore, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.10% of residents are unemployed in Swarthmore (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Swarthmore residents: 16.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 45.77% are in the arts and sciences field, 10.5% are in the customer service field, 20.6% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 4.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 96.57%, 2.97% of residents have an associate’s degree, 31.53% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 45.91% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Swarthmore, you should be aware that the average commute time is 24 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Swarthmore have a few different options. 48% of commuters use their own cars, 5% of commuters carpool, 10% of commuters use the transit system, and 8% of residents work from home.