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Welcome to Swarthmore ...

Swarthmore is located in Delaware County<1>.

When the people of Swarthmore refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Swarthmorean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Swarthmore has a population of 6,346 people<3> (see below for details).

Swarthmore is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Swarthmore lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Swarthmore: 19081<5>

Websites for Swarthmore ...

Official Website:   www.swarthmoreboro.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.delcochamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Swarthmore had an population of 6,346 people. This is an increase of 2.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Swarthmore had a population of 6,194 people. This makes Swarthmore the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Swarthmore represents 0.05% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 144th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,194 people, the population of Swarthmore has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,170 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Swarthmore.

Communities near Swarthmore ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Swarthmore.

  • Philadelphia [Philadelphia County]
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    • Philadelphia [Philadelphia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Swarthmore
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,584,064 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<7>
  • Camden [Camden County]
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    • Camden [Camden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Swarthmore
    • Estimated population in 2019: 73,562 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
  • Wilmington [New Castle County]
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    • Wilmington [New Castle County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Swarthmore
    • Estimated population in 2019: 70,166 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<7>
  • Norristown [Montgomery County]
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    • Norristown [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Swarthmore
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,341 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norristown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norristown<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Chester [Chester County]
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      • West Chester [Chester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Swarthmore
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,029 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Chester<7>
    • Phoenixville [Chester County]
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      • Phoenixville [Chester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Swarthmore
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,968 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenixville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenixville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenixville<7>
    • Gloucester City [Camden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester City
      • Gloucester City [Camden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Swarthmore
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,219 people
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    • Woodbury [Gloucester County]
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      • Woodbury [Gloucester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Swarthmore
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,794 people
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    • Conshohocken [Montgomery County]
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      • Conshohocken [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Swarthmore
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conshohocken have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conshohocken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conshohocken<7>
    • Ambler [Montgomery County]
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      • Ambler [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Swarthmore
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,491 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ambler have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ambler<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Swarthmore. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Swarthmore.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Swarthmore. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Swarthmore.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Swarthmore. See our Newspapers Page for Swarthmore.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Swarthmore ...

Looking for more information about Swarthmore? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Swarthmore, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Swarthmore.

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About Delaware County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Swarthmore: www.swarthmoreboro.org/

The official website for Delaware County: www.co.delaware.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Delaware, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Swarthmore refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Swarthmore may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Swarthmore.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Swarthmore - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Swarthmore). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Swarthmore or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Swarthmore) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Swarthmore. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Swarthmore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swarthmore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9025, Longitude: -75.3505    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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