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Swarthmore is a borough in Delaware County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community was named after the college, which was named for the home of George Fox, founder of the Quakers
The latitude of Swarthmore is 39.901N. The longitude is -75.35W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 128 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,154.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Swarthmore demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Delaware County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19081 ZIP code.
14% of Swarthmore residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Swarthmore ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Swarthmore was $40,482, compared with $21,587 nationally.
77% of Swarthmore residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Swarthmore, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $661. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,990.
Libraries in Swarthmore include Swarthmore Public Library ... View libraries
Delaware County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Swarthmore political report.
The average commute time for Swarthmore workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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