Darby, Pennsylvania - A Poverty-Rich Borough

DARBY, PA - While Darby, PA is home to a diverse population, many residents live below the poverty line. The median age in Darby, PA is 29, while the median family income is $49,292. According to the Census Bureau, the most common ethnic groups living below the poverty line in Darby, PA are Black, White, and Hispanic.

As with most small towns, the population of Darby is relatively low, with only 10,699 people.  However, the poverty rate is considerably higher than the national average. Darby has a poverty rate of 25.6%, which is higher than the national average of 10-13%. This means that the people who live in Darby are disproportionately poor and are often unable to afford basic necessities.

Darby is home to several notable figures, including Monica Horan, best known for her role in Everybody Loves Raymond. In addition, 19th Century House Representative John James Pearson was born in the borough. Cardinal John Patrick Foley, a member of the Catholic Church, was a former president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. The Darby Free Library is a local landmark, as is the oldest cemetery in Pennsylvania.

The Darby, Pennsylvania borough is located about five miles southwest of Center City, Philadelphia. Quaker families settled in the city in 1682. It was incorporated as a borough on May 3, 1853. The town's oldest cemetery is the Darby Friends Burial Ground, which is one of the oldest cemetery in Pennsylvania still in use. Darby has a population of approximately 10,702 and an area of 0.8 square miles.