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

The community was named for Derby, England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Darby. For links to other places called Darby, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Darby is 39.918N. The longitude is -75.259W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,136.


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Median household income
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$30,938
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Darby demographic reports
Darby is in the Darby Creek Valley
Quaker settlement
The Darby Library lays claim to being the nation's oldest public library, in service since 1743
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 283. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 27.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Bartram, botanist
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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8% of Darby residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Darby ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Darby was $13,990, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Darby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Darby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $459.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $800.


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

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The average commute time for Darby workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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