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Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania
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Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania

Upper Darby Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 81,821.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.4 km² (7.9 mi²). 20.4 km² (7.9 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 81,821 people, 32,551 households, and 20,474 families residing in the township. The population density is 4,014.1/km² (10,397.7/mi²). There are 34,322 housing units at an average density of 1,683.8/km² (4,361.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 77.27% White, 11.33% African American, 0.12% Native American, 8.86% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. 1.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 32,551 households out of which 31.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% are married couples living together, 13.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% are non-families. 31.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.23.

In the township the population is spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $41,489, and the median income for a family is $52,500. Males have a median income of $38,090 versus $30,416 for females. The per capita income for the township is $20,770. 9.1% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.1% are under the age of 18 and 6.9% are 65 or older.

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