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Upper Darby is a township in Delaware County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

The latitude of Upper Darby is 39.928N. The longitude is -75.274W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 230 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 85,038.


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Median household income
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$41,489
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Upper Darby demographic reports
Upper Darby is on Darby Creek.
Swedish settlement. The community was strongly anti-slavery in the 19th century, with a number of homes serving as stops on the Underground Railroad.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 169. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Todd Rundgren, musician
· Jamie Kennedy, actor
· Tina Fey, actress, writer
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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12% of Upper Darby residents report German ancestry, and 29% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Upper Darby ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Upper Darby was $20,770, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Upper Darby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Upper Darby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $574.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,116.


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Libraries in Upper Darby include John R Welsh Memorial Municipal Branch Library, Upper Darby Township / SellersMemorial Library ... View libraries

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Delaware County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Upper Darby political report.

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The average commute time for Upper Darby workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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