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About Upper Darby

Established officially in 1736, Upper Darby is the sixth largest municipality in the state of Pennsylvania and is home to a diverse community boasting roughly 85,000 residents, 24% of which are foreign born. That’s higher than even the neighboring city of Philadelphia. With flourishing business districts and unique restaurant scenes, Upper Darby lives up to its motto, “the world in one place.”

The goal of the motto is to celebrate Upper Darby’s diversity and also its history, location and natural resources. Every type of business, culture, housing, transportation and/or anything else you can imagine, you can find in Upper Darby. The mission of Upper Darby is to be a world class provider of municipal services & a destination community for residents & businesses, with welcoming neighborhoods, thriving business districts, & vibrant public spaces, by modernizing, reinvesting in, & revitalizing our community.

Welcome to Upper Darby from Mayor Ed Brown

Dear Community,

Welcome to Upper Darby! We are a home rule community and Pennsylvania’s sixth largest municipality, with more than 85,000 residents living in an area of 7.9 square miles. We are a highly diverse community, representing over 100 different ethnic cultures.

We are innovating systems, making municipal operations more streamlined and connected virtually. The township is here to create a high quality of life for all it's residents. We hope this information helps you and thank you for choosing Upper Darby.

We strive to continue the evolution of Upper Darby into a dynamic, sustainable community that all residents, businesses and visitors enjoy, and one that will last for generations to come. For more information about your new home, please visit our website at www.upperdarby.org or call the ONE CENTER at 610-734-7625.

Thank you,

Mayor Ed Brown