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Population (year 2000): 31,282. Estimated population in July 2005: 30,689 (-1.9% change)
Males: 15,231 (48.7%), Females: 16,051 (51.3%)

Montgomery County

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Median resident age: 33.7 years
Median household income: $35,714 (year 2000)
Median house value: $85,400 (year 2000)

Norristown, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Norristown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (49.4%)
  • Black (34.8%)
  • Hispanic (10.5%)
  • Other race (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Vietnamese (0.8%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (16.6%), Irish (12.3%), German (9.8%), English (4.7%), Polish (3.3%), United States (2.2%).Pennsylvania

Elevation: 179 feet

Land area: 3.5 square miles

Norristown,

For population 25 years and over in Norristown

  • High school or higher: 71.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norristown borough

  • Never married: 39.0%
  • Now married: 39.5%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

10.2% Foreign born (5.8% Latin America, 2.6% Asia, 1.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +727 (+2.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Philadelphia, (15.9 miles www.TotalMove.com )

Nearest cities: PA (1.1 miles Bridgeport, Norriton, PA (2.1 miles East Norriton, PA (2.5 miles West of Prussia, PA King (3.0 miles Conshohocken, PA (3.9 miles West PA (4.0 miles Conshohocken, Meeting, PA (4.2 miles Plymouth PA (4.3 miles Trooper,

Latitude: 40.12 N, Longitude: 75.34 W

Norristown, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.9%), Retail trade (12.8%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -765 (-2.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,294 (22.6%)

Crime in Norristown by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 2 5 5 4 3
    per 100,000 6.4 6.4 16.0 16.0 12.8 9.6
Rapes 22 24 31 27 33 18
    per 100,000 70.3 76.7 99.1 86.3 105.5 57.5
Robberies 134 160 206 167 157 177
    per 100,000 428.4 511.5 658.5 533.9 501.9 565.8
Assaults 157 172 157 176 150 151
    per 100,000 501.9 549.8 501.9 562.6 479.5 482.7
Burglaries 388 401 364 389 324 344
    per 100,000 1240.3 1281.9 1163.6 1243.5 1035.7 1099.7
Thefts 1,062 906 896 864 1,161 933
    per 100,000 3394.9 2896.2 2864.3 2762.0 3711.4 2982.5
Auto thefts 222 236 254 223 192 234
    per 100,000 709.7 754.4 812.0 712.9 613.8 748.0
542.8 566.4 614.5 577.7 571.5 555.0

Average climate in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Norristown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/22/1955, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Norristown city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category 3 tornado 14.4 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Tommy Lasorda - (born 1927), baseball manager, Mike Piazza - 2005 Major League Baseball player (New York Mets, born: Sep 4, 1968).

Main business address for: AUXILIUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), HEALTHAXIS INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES), INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SYSTEMS INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Norristown:
  • MERCY SUBURBAN HOSPITAL (2701 DEKALB PIKE)
  • MONTGOMERY CO MH/MR EMERG SERV (BLDG 16 STANBRIDGE STERIGERE ST)
  • MONTGOMERY HOSPITAL (POWELL & FORNANCE STREETS)
  • NORRISTOWN STATE HOSPITAL (1001 STERIGERE STREET)
  • VALLEY FORGE MED CENTER & HOSPITAL (1033 W GERMANTOWN PIKE)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Norristown:
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 19 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; ID: PHL)
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 36 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; ID: ILG)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 37 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Norristown:
  • VALLEY FORGE BICENTENNIAL (about 5 miles; NORRISTOWN, PA; ID: 0P0)
  • WINGS FIELD (about 7 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; ID: LOM)
  • PERKIOMEN VALLEY (about 8 miles; COLLEGEVILLE, PA; ID: N10)

Amtrak stations near Norristown:
  • 9 miles: ARDMORE (STATION RD. & LANCASTER AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: PAOLI (LANCASTER PIKE & S. VALLEY RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: NORTH PHILADELPHIA (PHILADELPHIA, 2900 N. BROAD ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4 $16,068 $48,204 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 67 $381,018 $68,242 22 $16,883
Parks and Recreation 1 $3,118 $37,416 6 $970
Streets and Highways 23 $68,021 $35,489 0 $0
Health 10 $27,557 $33,068 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $32,566 $43,421 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $7,379 $88,548 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,463 $29,556 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   7 $2,086
Firefighters 15 $82,034 $65,627 7 $3,162
Police - Other 10 $26,113 $31,335 0 $0
Totals for Government 141 $646,337 $55,007 42 $23,102
Colleges/Universities in Norristown:
  • GORDON PHILLIPS SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Full-time enrollment: 28; Location: 108 W GERMANTOWN PKE HILLCREST PLZ; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.EMPIREBEAUTY.COM)
  • MONTGOMERY HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING ANESTHESIA (Location: POWELL AND FORNANCE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norristown:
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; BLUE BELL, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,097)
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; VILLANOVA, PA; FT enrollment: 8,547)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 6 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • BEAVER COLLEGE (about 13 miles; GLENSIDE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; FT enrollment: 5,115)
  • PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; MEDIA, PA; FT enrollment: 5,248)
Public high schools in Norristown:
  • NORRISTOWN AREA HS (Students: 1,904; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • METHACTON HS (Students: 1,592; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Norristown:
  • KENNEDY KENRICK CATHOLIC HIGH (Students: 596; Location: 250 E JOHNSON HIGHWAY; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THE PATHWAY SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 162 EGYPT ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Norristown:
  • PENNSYLVANIA VIRTUAL CS (Students: 3,330; Grades: KG - 07)
  • ARCOLA INTRMD SCH (Students: 1,306; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EISENHOWER MS (Students: 757; Grades: KG - 12)
  • STEWART MS (Students: 670; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MARSHALL STREET EL SCH (Students: 648; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PAUL V FLY EL SCH (Students: 587; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WHITEHALL EL SCH (Students: 550; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HANCOCK EL SCH (Students: 486; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WOODLAND EL SCH (Students: 462; Grades: KG - 05)
  • COLE MANOR EL SCH (Students: 440; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Norristown:
  • VISITATION B V M SCHOOL (Students: 789; Location: NORTH TROOPER RD RD 1; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PENN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 367; Location: 50 W GERMANTOWN PIKE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST TITUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 3000 EAST KEENWOOD RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 601 BUTTONWOOD STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST TERESA OF AVILA SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 2550 S PARKVIEW DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 223; Location: 351 EAST JOHNSON HWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY (Students: 136; Location: 1001 SURREY LANE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST CHILD CARE CEN (Students: 72; Location: 801 W. MARSHALL ST.; Grades: PK - KG)
  • JEFFERSONVILLE COUNTRY DAY SCH (Students: 60; Location: 1770 WEST MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LITTLE PEOPLE SCHOOL VLY FORGE (Students: 58; Location: 2425 BLVD OF GENERAL; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Norristown:
  • MONT CO-NORRISTOWN PUB LIB (Operating income: $4,489,842; Location: 1001 POWELL ST; 477,052 books; 21,463 audio materials; 10,306 video materials; 1,134 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Norristown: Main Street Station (A), Mill Street Station (B), Earnest Street Yard Station (C), Saint Patrick School (D), Elm Street Station (E).

Shopping Center: Astor Shopping Center (1).

Church in Norristown: Saint Josephs Protectorate (A).

Cemetery: Treemont Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sawmill Run (A), Stony Creek (B).

Park in Norristown: Elmwood Park (1).


Norristown compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Norristown:
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAP (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORRISTOWN, PA; Owner: WNAP, INC)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WFIL (560 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNPV (1440 AM; 3 kW; LANSDALE, PA; Owner: WNPV INC.)
  • WDAS (1480 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WIP (610 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF PHILADELPHIA)
Strongest FM radio stations in Norristown:
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUSL (98.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIOQ (102.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJJZ (106.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYBF (89.1 FM; RADNOR TOWNSHIP, PA; Owner: CABRINI COLLEGE)
  • WXVU (89.1 FM; VILLANOVA, PA; Owner: VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Norristown:
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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