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Collegeville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Collegeville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Montgomery County at latitude 40.1869 and longitude -75.4575. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Collegeville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Collegeville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Collegeville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Collegeville: Freeland, Perkiomen Bridge.

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Collegeville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,267
Population in Households 3,736
Population in Familes 3,139
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,531
Population Density1 3,351
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,450
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,001
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,031 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 419 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $344,527
Average Home Value $363,288


Median Household Income $105,921
Average Household Income $132,616
Per Capita Income $38,124
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.81% 0.7%
Households 1.21% 0.97%
Families 1.04% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Collegeville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Collegeville to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 242 86th
Population Density1 # 343 81st
Diversity Index2 # 328 82nd
Median Household Income # 34 98th
Per Capita Income # 108 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.