Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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Swarthmore is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Swarthmore was originally named Westdale in honor of noted painter Benjamin West, who was one of the early residents of the town. The name was changed to Swarthmore after the establishment of Swarthmore College. "Swarthmore" can be pronounced with the first "r" either vocalized or dropped due to differences in rhotic and non-rhotic accents.

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Geography

Swarthmore is located at 39°54′6″N 75°20′49″W / 39.90167°N 75.34694°W / 39.90167; -75.34694 (39.901788, -75.347083)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,170 people, 1,993 households, and 1,347 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,460.4 people per square mile (1,726.3/km²). There were 2,064 housing units at an average density of 1,492.1/sq mi (577.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 85.87% White, 5.49% Asian, 4.72% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.37% of the population.

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