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Population in 2012: 6,190 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 

Males: 2,728  (44.1%)
Females: 3,462  (55.9%)

Median resident age:  30.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 19064.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $106,371 (it was $82,653 in 2000)
Swarthmore:

$106,371
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $48,799

Swarthmore borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $422,590 (it was $240,200 in 2000)
Swarthmore:

$422,590
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $443,118; Detached houses: $502,808; Townhouses or other attached units: $301,656; In 2-unit structures: $590,112; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $356,111; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,523

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,035.

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  • White alone - 4,896 (79.0%)
  • Asian alone - 467 (7.5%)
  • Hispanic - 305 (4.9%)
  • Black alone - 294 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 198 (3.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.06%)

Races in Swarthmore detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Swarthmore: 106.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (15.1%), Irish (11.8%), English (11.0%), Italian (7.3%), Russian (3.0%), Arab (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/06/1893

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 1.38 square miles.

Population density: 4,475 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Swarthmore:

  • High school or higher: 98.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 80.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 55.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swarthmore borough:

  • Never married: 42.9%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

775 residents are foreign born (4.0% Asia, 2.8% Europe, 1.8% North America).

This borough:  12.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Swarthmore to the number of sex offenders is 1,238 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $9,992 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $9,521 (2.2%)

Swarthmore satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Philadelphia, PA (12.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Rutledge borough, PA (1.0 miles ), Morton borough, PA (1.1 miles ), Folsom, PA (1.1 miles ), Nether Providence Township, PA (1.2 miles ), Woodlyn, PA (1.3 miles ), Pine Ridge, PA (1.3 miles ), Springfield, PA (1.4 miles ), Ridley Park borough, PA (1.4 miles ).

Latitude: 39.90 N, Longitude: 75.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +930 (+15.0%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,002 (33.9%)

Swarthmore household income distribution Swarthmore home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Swarthmore by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1100001010
per 100,000 16.216.20.00.00.00.016.50.016.20.0
Robberies 2301410200
per 100,000 32.448.60.016.265.016.30.032.90.00.0
Assaults 7481011712504
per 100,000 113.464.7129.6161.7178.8113.9197.682.20.064.4
Burglaries 281712131191892120
per 100,000 453.6275.1194.4210.2178.8146.4296.3148.0340.9322.2
Thefts 86577455806874746156
per 100,000 1393.2922.51198.6889.41300.61106.11218.31216.7990.1902.2
Auto thefts 7312552112
per 100,000 113.448.616.232.381.381.332.916.416.232.2
Arson 0010001000
per 100,000 0.00.016.20.00.00.016.50.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.8) 145.7103.291.292.5129.791.0128.289.079.876.1

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Crime rate in Swarthmore detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +58 (+0.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (39%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (10%)
  • Lawyers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Swarthmore-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/22/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Swarthmore borough center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 tornado 19.9 miles away from the borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Swarthmore-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.6 miles away from Swarthmore center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 28.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from Swarthmore center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Delaware County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Swarthmore topographic map

Birthplace of: Ben Harvey - Podcaster, Ed McGinley - Football player, Tink Turner - Baseball player and coach.


Hospital/medical center in Swarthmore:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SWARTHMORE (Dialysis Facility, 709 SOUTH CHESTER ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Swarthmore:

  • MERCY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, PA)
  • WALLINGFORD NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WALLINGFORD, PA)
  • WALLINGFORD,THE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WALLINGFORD, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Swarthmore, PA

Amtrak stations near Swarthmore:

  • 8 miles: ARDMORE (STATION RD. & LANCASTER AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: PHILADELPHIA (30TH & MARKET STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: PAOLI (LANCASTER PIKE & S. VALLEY RD.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.swarthmoreboro.org

College/University in Swarthmore:

  • Swarthmore College (Full-time enrollment: 1,510; Location: 500 College Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.swarthmore.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swarthmore:

  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 3 miles; Chester, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,333)
  • Neumann University (about 6 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,151)
  • Delaware County Community College (about 6 miles; Media, PA; FT enrollment: 5,557)
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (about 8 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 2,704)
  • University of Pennsylvania (about 9 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 20,643)
  • Saint Joseph's University (about 9 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 5,072)
  • Villanova University (about 10 miles; Villanova, PA; FT enrollment: 7,962)

Public high schools in Swarthmore:

Private elementary/middle schools in Swarthmore:

  • NOTRE DAME DE LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 990 FAIRVIEW RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GEOGE CROTHERS MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 99; Location: 401 RUTGERS AVE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • ANEONA MONTESSORI (Students: 51; Location: 900 FAIRVIEW RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Swarthmore, School District: WALLINGFORD-SWARTHMORE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Swarthmore:

  • SWARTHMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $238,078; Location: 121 PARK AVENUE; 47,735 books; 2,680 audio materials; 1,713 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 32 other licensed databases; 105 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Swarthmore: Oakdale (A), Swarthmore Station (B), Swathmore Station (C), Alice Paul Hall (D), Arthur Hoyt Scott Amphitheature (E), Ashton House (F), Beardsley Hall (G), Benjamin West House (H), Bond Lodges (I), Bond Memorial Hall (J), Clothier Memorial Hall (K), Crum Lodge (L), Cunningham House (M), Delta Upsilon House (N), Eugene and Thersa Lang Performing Arts Center (O), Hallowell Hall (P), Jerome Kohlberg Hall (Q), Kitao Student Art Gallery (R), Kyle House (S), Lamb/Miller Field House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Swarthmore: Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Swarthmore include: Squash Courts (1), Michael L Mullan Center (2), Faulkner Tennis Courts (3), Cunningham Fields (4), Clothier Fields (5), Clothier Field (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Alpine Motor Lodge-Christopher'S (650 Baltimore Pike).

 
Delaware County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.1. This is about average.
City:

37.1
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.303. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.303
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.70
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.5
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.3%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.5 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  67.6%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Swarthmore, PA

1,304 people in college/university student housing in 2010
12 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
1,233 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Swarthmore compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Swarthmore (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Swarthmore Branch at 31 South Chester Road, branch established on 1953/07/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The Bryn Mawr Trust Company: Swarthmore Branch at 330 Dartmouth Avenue, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2010/07/09: Bank assets: $1,755.3 mil, Deposits: $1,387.9 mil, headquarters in Bryn Mawr, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Swarthmore travel time to work - commute


Swarthmore mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Swarthmore borough (based on Delaware County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.41%
Here67.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents72.6%4.6%4.2%4.0%3.3%
Congregations14.5%14.8%2.7%11.5%10.6%
NameMuslim EstimateEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.0%2.0%1.7%1.0%4.6%
Congregations1.2%6.6%5.7%1.5%30.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 103
Delaware County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 83
Delaware County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Delaware County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 313
Here:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Delaware County:

25.7%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,622$31,4640$0
Other Government Administration 3$7,631$30,5240$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$44,370$59,1600$0
Streets and Highways 4$22,110$66,3300$0
Other and Unallocable 1$5,634$67,6080$0
Totals for Government 18$82,367$54,9110$0

Swarthmore government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $132,000 ($21.32)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($9.05)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $632,000 ($102.10)
    Sewerage: $386,000 ($62.36)
    General - Other: $333,000 ($53.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $247,000 ($39.90)
    Central Staff Services: $228,000 ($36.83)
    Regular Highways: $163,000 ($26.33)
    Libraries: $90,000 ($14.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $75,000 ($12.12)
    General Public Buildings: $67,000 ($10.82)
    Fire Protection: $53,000 ($8.56)
    Housing & Community Development: $10,000 ($1.62)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($1.62)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $2,856,000 ($461.39)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $729,000 ($117.77)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $232,000 ($37.48)
    Benefit Payments: $232,000 ($37.48)
    Other Investments - Other: $108,000 ($17.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $106,000 ($17.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $23,000 ($3.72)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($3.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $920,000 ($148.63)

Swarthmore government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $477,000 ($77.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $275,000 ($44.43)
    All Other: $63,000 ($10.18)
    Parking Facilities: $61,000 ($9.85)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $-214,000 ($-34.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($2.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $93,000 ($15.02)
    Interest Earnings: $36,000 ($5.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $91,000 ($14.70)
  • Tax - Property: $1,110,000 ($179.32)
    NEC: $444,000 ($71.73)

Swarthmore government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,804,000 ($452.99)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,714,000 ($438.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $90,000 ($14.54)

Swarthmore government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $477,000 ($77.06)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $321,000 ($51.86)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $75,000 ($12.12)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $109,000 ($17.61)

5.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($57,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($506 average AGI)
Delaware County:

0.10%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Philadelphia County, PA  1.83% ($38,045 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, PA  0.56% ($82,255)
from Chester County, PA  0.53% ($71,219)


5.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($57,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($458 average AGI)
Delaware County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Philadelphia County, PA  1.15% ($37,465 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.88% ($74,618)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.56% ($68,656)

Strongest AM radio stations in Swarthmore:

  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIP (610 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WPWA (1590 AM; 3 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: MOUNT OCEAN MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WFIL (560 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WDAS (1480 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMR (800 AM; 5 kW; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: WTMR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swarthmore:

  • WSRN-FM (91.5 FM; SWARTHMORE, PA; Owner: SWARTHMORE COLLEGE)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUSL (98.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIOQ (102.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • W278AK (103.5 FM; VILLAGE GREEN, PA; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Swarthmore:

  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)
  • W33BT (Channel 33; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Swarthmore fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 14,292
Total average daily truck traffic: 272


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 500 College Avenue (Lat: 39.903611 Lon: -75.351667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 20 m, Overall height: 22 m, Call Sign: WPSN327
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.025 MHz, 461.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 06/26/2021, Certifier: Rhoda Maurer
    Registrant: Radio Communications Service Inc, Eddystone Ave, Eddystone, PA 19022, Phone: (610) 874-7100, Fax: (610) 874-7511, Email:
  • Lat: 39.904194 Lon: -75.351972, Call Sign: WPZC374
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.962 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/24/2003, Expiration Date: 12/24/2013, Certifier: Tom Cochrane
    Registrant: Metropolitan Communications, Inc., 309 Commerce Drive, Exton, PA 19341, Phone: (610) 363-5858, Fax: (610) 524-9970, Email:
  • Lat: 39.906917 Lon: -75.352639, Call Sign: WQCA523, Licensee ID: L00036440
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, 72.1800 MHz, 72.2600 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/18/2005, Expiration Date: 01/18/2015, Certifier: William Maguvre
    Registrant: Swarthmore College

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PA-PHL5343A, 1425 Grace Rd (Lat: 39.884556 Lon: -75.352806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46.6 m, Call Sign: WQKT686
    Assigned Frequencies: 19375.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 22025.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/10/2009, Expiration Date: 09/10/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • SWARTHMORE, Water Tank Beside Crum Creek (Lat: 39.907333 Lon: -75.356000), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WLC284, Licensee ID: L00021591
    Assigned Frequencies: 10975.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/05/1985, Expiration Date: 03/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/04/2000
    Registrant: Wang Communications, Inc., 2000 Fifteenth Street,North Suite 6, Arlington, VA 22207

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Swarthmore)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1986E , Serial Number: 7AC-5553, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/23/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Rudolph G Terry, 551 Westminster Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
  • Aircraft: MOONEY AIRCRAFT CORP. M20K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 66ET , Serial Number: 25-0394, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 06/27/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Richard W Ii Nenno, 105 Columbia Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$297,66730$290,533146$270,3018$129,7501$188,0004$202,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$351,00010$255,5001$23,0000$01$232,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$132,0000$028$271,9644$201,7500$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$330,00022$251,1361$75,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$08$264,7500$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4076.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$261,2504$251,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$271,0002$329,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$264,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4076.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 48

Incident types - Swarthmore


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Swarthmore, PA

Most common first names in Swarthmore, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13075.8 years
Mary8780.8 years
William8076.6 years
Margaret7281.6 years
Joseph6473.8 years
Robert5975.3 years
James5573.8 years
Helen5179.8 years
George4875.9 years
Elizabeth4080.0 years
Most common last names in Swarthmore, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2680.7 years
Johnson2078.2 years
Brown1676.6 years
Wilson1476.4 years
Anderson1475.9 years
Jones1277.3 years
Snyder1178.5 years
Campbell1081.5 years
Kelly876.2 years
Hill882.6 years
Businesses in Swarthmore, PA
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1FedEx3
CVS1True Value1
Dunkin Donuts1

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  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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