Collegeville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Collegeville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Collegeville had a population of 5,139 as of July 1, 2015. Collegeville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Collegeville is located at latitude 40.1869 and longitude -75.4575 in Montgomery County. 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. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.

The Borough of Collegeville (GNIS ID: 1215466) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Collegeville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Collegeville: Freeland, Perkiomen Bridge.

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Collegeville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,139
Population in Households 3,576
Population in Familes 3,000
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,563
Population Density1 3,270
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,392
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 960
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 987 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 405 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $363,545
Average Home Value $378,065


Median Household Income $104,857
Average Household Income $134,721
Per Capita Income $38,182
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.17%
Households 0.19% 0.24%
Families 0.04% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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, 2015 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 # 248 86th
Population Density1 # 360 80th
Diversity Index2 # 332 81st
Median Household Income # 29 98th
Per Capita Income # 121 93rd

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