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Living In Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore, a small town in Pennsylvania, has a population of slightly more than 6,000. Young adults (15-24) account for a greater percentage of the population here (31%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find plenty of opportunities, while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. With an average age of just under 36, the town's population skews notably younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 25% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,221 a month, exceeding the state average by $304 per month, relatively high rent costs may play a role in the higher levels of ownership.

There are two primary industries in Swarthmore: education and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 21% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in management, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of about $121K, Swarthmore workers earn around $58,000 more than their peers elsewhere in Pennsylvania. Swarthmore's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Swarthmore has a large number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 18% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree.

Swarthmore residents have an average commute of about 27 minutes. Many residents (27%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking (8%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number is much higher than the national average.


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