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Norristown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

Norristown is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Borough of Norristown.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Montgomery County at latitude 40.1215 and longitude -75.3399. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Norristown (see map) encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Norristown: Norris, Norriton Plantation.

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Norristown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norristown 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 # 16 99th
Population Density1 # 12 99th
Diversity Index2 # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 1342 24th
Per Capita Income # 1595 10th

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 33,263
Population in Households 32,226
Population in Familes 24,500
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,037
Population Density1 9,451
Diversity Index2 84
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,497
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 7,144
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,570 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,927 (51.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,005 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $153,421
Average Home Value $156,165
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,384
Average Household Income $52,829
Per Capita Income $18,373
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.74% -0.38%
Households -0.93% -0.43%
Families -1.13% -0.55%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
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.

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