Collegeville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Collegeville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Collegeville had a population of 5,236 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Collegeville: Freeland, Perkiomen Bridge.

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Collegeville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,236
Daytime Population: Workers 3,482
Daytime Population: Residents 2,920
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,402
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 3,655
Population in Familes 3,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,581
Population Density2 3,331
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $105,323
Average Household Income $131,869
Per Capita Income $40,006


Total Housing Units 1,484 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 984 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 434 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $335,109
Average Home Value $347,256


Total Households 1,418
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 979
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% 0.26%
Households 0.4% 0.41%
Families 0.3% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

Collegeville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Collegeville to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 247 86th
Population Density # 354 80th
Diversity Index # 343 80th
Median Household Income # 35 98th
Per Capita Income # 139 92nd

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