Norristown, PA Demographics


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

Zip codes: 19401, 19403.

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

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%).

Elevation: 179 feet

Land area: 3.5 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

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.

Colleges and Universities

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 and Universities

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)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)