Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 34,510 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.3%
 
Males: 17,708  (51.3%)
Females: 16,802  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

32.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 19401.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,258 (it was $35,714 in 2000)
Norristown:

$51,258
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,667 (it was $17,977 in 2000)

Norristown borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $170,574 (it was $85,800 in 2000)
Norristown:

$170,574
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $367,964; detached houses: $411,384; townhouses or other attached units: $268,944; in 2-unit structures: $210,576; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $249,375; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $206,323; mobile homes: $71,973

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,074.

March 2019 cost of living index in Norristown: 102.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.3%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.9% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.4% for American Indian residents, 25.9% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Norristown, PA (2017)
    • 12,82536.8%Black alone
    • 11,28832.4%White alone
    • 9,78628.0%Hispanic
    • 1,3003.7%Two or more races
    • 9932.8%Asian alone
    • 690.2%Other race alone
    • 430.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 260.07%American Indian alone

Races in Norristown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 137 registered sex offenders living in Norristown, Pennsylvania as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Norristown is 253 to 1.


Crime rates in Norristown by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(16.3)
2
(6.6)
4
(12.8)
10
(31.3)
6
(18.6)
4
(11.6)
4
(11.6)
3
(8.7)
2
(5.8)
4
(11.6)
2
(5.8)
4
(11.6)
5
(14.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
20
(65.1)
20
(66.2)
12
(38.5)
18
(56.4)
23
(71.4)
12
(34.9)
10
(28.9)
15
(43.5)
5
(14.5)
6
(17.4)
2
(5.8)
6
(17.5)
10
(29.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
239
(778.1)
214
(708.5)
184
(589.8)
197
(617.4)
172
(533.9)
198
(575.0)
173
(500.2)
185
(537.0)
143
(415.1)
124
(359.2)
83
(241.1)
103
(299.6)
68
(196.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
259
(843.2)
172
(569.4)
206
(660.4)
145
(454.4)
193
(599.1)
153
(444.3)
130
(375.9)
121
(351.2)
107
(310.6)
93
(269.4)
61
(177.2)
74
(215.3)
56
(162.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
358
(1,166)
355
(1,175)
365
(1,170)
205
(642.5)
229
(710.8)
241
(699.9)
293
(847.2)
274
(795.3)
220
(638.6)
107
(310.0)
95
(276.0)
67
(194.9)
86
(249.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,113
(3,624)
915
(3,029)
726
(2,327)
646
(2,025)
688
(2,136)
641
(1,862)
613
(1,772)
690
(2,003)
590
(1,712)
524
(1,518)
465
(1,351)
463
(1,347)
376
(1,089)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
194
(631.6)
181
(599.2)
128
(410.3)
134
(419.9)
131
(406.6)
115
(334.0)
96
(277.6)
104
(301.9)
72
(209.0)
53
(153.5)
58
(168.5)
44
(128.0)
49
(141.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(26.0)
16
(53.0)
7
(22.4)
7
(21.9)
8
(24.8)
5
(14.5)
11
(31.8)
7
(20.3)
4
(11.6)
6
(17.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.8)
2
(5.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)763.8644.0573.3543.5542.0462.7423.9443.5339.8293.4210.9247.9216.0

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City-data.com crime index in Norristown, PA

Crime rate in Norristown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 81 (69 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: Italian (7.4%), Jamaican (4.1%), Irish (3.8%), German (2.4%), American (2.2%), Polish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/31/1812

Elevation: 179 feet

Land area: 3.53 square miles.

Population density: 9,787 people per square mile   (high).

Norristown, Pennsylvania map

7,072 residents are foreign born (15.7% Latin America, 2.3% Asia).

This borough:

20.3%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,729 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,417 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Philadelphia, PA (13.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bridgeport borough, PA (1.1 miles ),
West Norriton, PA (1.4 miles ),
East Norriton, PA (1.4 miles ),
King of Prussia, PA (1.6 miles ),
Plymouth Meeting, PA (1.8 miles ),
Trooper, PA (1.9 miles ),
Conshohocken borough, PA (1.9 miles ),
West Conshohocken borough, PA (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.12 N, Longitude: 75.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,051 (-5.9%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 3,149 (19.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Norristown, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Norristown, PA in 2017

Property values in Norristown, PA

Norristown satellite photo by USGS

Norristown tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Norristown, PA
Historical housing units in Norristown, PA

Population change in the 1990s: +727 (+2.4%).
Most common industries in Norristown, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Norristown, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)

Average climate in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Norristown, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 98.5. This is worse than average.

City:

98.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.331. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.331
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.690. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.690
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.79
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00309. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00309
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Norristown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/22/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Norristown borough center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 12.1 miles away from the borough center killed 3 people and injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Norristown-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.5 miles away from Norristown center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.9 miles away from Norristown center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 270.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 281.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 313.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Norristown topographic map

Main business address for: AUXILIUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), HEALTHAXIS INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES), INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SYSTEMS INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES).

Hospitals in Norristown:

  • MERCY SUBURBAN HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 2701 DEKALB PIKE)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICE, INC (50 BEECH DRIVE)
  • MONTGOMERY HOSPITAL (POWELL & FORNANCE STREETS)
  • NORRISTOWN STATE HOSPITAL (1001 STERIGERE STREET)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL AND REHAB CENTER (1430 DEKALB ST)
  • VALLEY FORGE MEDICAL CENTER AND HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 1033 W GERMANTOWN PIKE)

Nursing Homes in Norristown:

  • FAIR VILLA NSG HOME (1240 W MAIN ST)
  • LEADER NSG REHAB (JOHNSON HIGHWAY OLD ARCH RD)
  • MONTGOMERY HOSPITAL SKILLED NRSNG UNIT (POWELL AND FORNANCE STREET)
  • NORRISTOWN STATE HOSPITAL BLDG 9 (STANBRIDGE STERIGERE ST)
  • PLYMOUTH HOUSE HCC (900 E GERMANTOWN PIKE)
  • REGINA COMMUNITY NURSING CENTE (550 EAST FURNANCE STREET)
  • RITTENHOUSE PINE CENTER (1700 PINE STREET)
  • SUBURBAN WOODS HEALTH AND REHA (2751 DEKALB PIKE)
  • TOWNE MANOR EAST (2004 OLD ARCH ROAD)

Dialysis Facilities in Norristown:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE EAST NORRITON (2925 DEKALB PIKE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE MONTGOMERY EAST (1350 POWELL STREET)

Home Health Centers in Norristown:

  • VNA HH SRVCS OF MONTGOMERY CNTY (1109 DEKALB ST)

Heliports located in Norristown:

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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.
  • 10 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.
  • 14 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.

Operable nuclear power plants near Norristown:

  • 19 miles: Limerick 1 and 2 in Pottstown, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norristown:

  • Cabrini College (about 5 miles; Radnor, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,304)
  • Eastern University (about 5 miles; Saint Davids, PA; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Montgomery County Community College (about 6 miles; Blue Bell, PA; FT enrollment: 8,723)
  • Villanova University (about 6 miles; Villanova, PA; FT enrollment: 9,350)
  • Gwynedd Mercy University (about 8 miles; Gwynedd Valley, PA; FT enrollment: 2,125)
  • Arcadia University (about 10 miles; Glenside, PA; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • Saint Joseph's University (about 11 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 7,329)

Public high schools in Norristown:

Private high school in Norristown:

  • THE PATHWAY SCHOOL (Students: 121, Location: 162 EGYPT RD, Grades: 2-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Norristown:

  • EAST NORRITON MS (Students: 840, Location: 330 ROLAND DR, Grades: 5-8)
  • EISENHOWER MS (Students: 641, Location: 1601 MARKLEY ST, Grades: 5-8)
  • STEWART MS (Students: 552, Location: 1315 W MARSHALL ST, Grades: 5-8)
  • PAUL V FLY EL SCH (Students: 525, Location: 2920 POTSHOP RD, Grades: KG-4)
  • MARSHALL STREET EL SCH (Students: 515, Location: 1525 W MARSHALL ST, Grades: KG-4)
  • COLE MANOR EL SCH (Students: 402, Location: 2350 SPRINGVIEW RD, Grades: KG-4)
  • HANCOCK EL SCH (Students: 366, Location: ARCH & SUMMIT STREETS, Grades: 1-4)
  • GOTWALS EL SCH (Students: 320, Location: 1 E OAK ST, Grades: 1-4)
  • WOODLAND EL SCH (Location: 2700 WOODLAND AVE, Grades: KG-4)
  • WHITEHALL EL SCH (Location: 399 N WHITEHALL RD, Grades: KG-4)

Private elementary/middle school in Norristown:

  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 181, Location: 601 BUTTONWOOD ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Norristown

Library in Norristown:

  • MONT CO-NORRISTOWN PUB LIB (Operating income: $5,695,305; Location: 1001 POWELL ST; 520,818 books; 13,904 audio materials; 13,701 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 869 print serial subscriptions; 42 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Beaver College is now called Arcadia College added by JCK

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Norristown: Mill Street Station (A), Earnest Street Yard Station (B), Elm Street Station (C), Main Street Station (D), Dekaub Street Station (E), Saint Patrick School (F), Commonwealth Office Camp (G), Norristown County Prison (H), Norristown Transportation Center (I), Norristown Fire Department - Hancock Fire Company (J), Hancock-Norristown Station 27-E Fire Station (K), Norristown Fire Department - Humane Fire Engine Company 1 (L), Norristown Fire Department - Fairmount Engine Company 2 (M), Norristown Borough Hall (N), Norristown Fire Department - Norristown Hose Company (O), Norristown Police Station (P), Montgomery County Health Department (Q), Montgomery County-Norristown Library (R), Norristown Fire Department - Montgomery Hose Company (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Astor Shopping Center (1), Logan Square Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Norristown: Saint Josephs Protectorate (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Treemont Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stony Creek (A), Sawmill Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Norristown include: Elmwood Park (1), Elmwood Park Zoo (2), Bartasch Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Colonial Motel (830 West Main Street).

Courts: Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Commonwealth Court- Administrative Office (1 South), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Norristown- Disciplinary Board Supreme Court- Liquor Control B (2014 Old Arch Road), Montgomery County - Row Officers- Court Reporter (Airy SWede Sts), Montgomery County - Row Officers- Court Administrator (Airy SWede Sts), Montgomery County - Court House (Airy Swede), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Commonwealth Court- Judge Alexander Barb (1 South), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Commonwealth Court- Judge James Gardner Co (1 South), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Commonwealth Court- Judge Doris A Smith (1 South), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Commonwealth Court- Judge Charles Lorde (1 South).

Birthplace of: Jaco Pastorius - Musician, John F. Street - Mayor, Martha Settle Putney - Writer, Peter Boyle - Film actor, Bill Schonely - Sports announcer, Jimmy Smith (musician) - Jazz musician, Mike Piazza - (born 1968), baseball player, Richard Schweiker - Politician, Tommy Lasorda - (born 1927), baseball manager, William Shainline Middleton - Physician.

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Norristown and their reported violations in the past:

AUDUBON WATER COMPANY (Population served: 9,850, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-25-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 309 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
PENNYPACKER MILLS HISTORIC STE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-24-2013)
GREEN LANE PARK SOUTH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2005)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This borough:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

62.7%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

8.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Norristown in 2010:

  • 293 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 268 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 224 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 119 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Norristown in 2000:

  • 611 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 231 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in religious group quarters
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Norristown (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Audubon Shopping Center Branch, Trooper Giant Branch, Trooper Acme Branch, Audubon Drive-Up Branch, Norristown Branch. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Trooper Branch, Northtowne Plaza, Audobon, Norristown. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Logan Square Branch at 1770 Markley Street, branch established on 1955/05/09; Hamilton Branch at 1200 West Main Street, branch established on 1973/11/07. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of America, National Association: East Norriton Branch at 20 E Germantown Pike, branch established on 1998/02/11; East Norriton - Genuardi's at 25 West Germantown Pike, branch established on 1999/02/18. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Trooper Branch at 2623 Ridge Pike, branch established on 1995/05/18. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Audubon Branch at 2624 Egypt Road, branch established on 1996/10/15. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • Harleysville Savings Bank: Norristown Branch at 2301 West Main Street, branch established on 1915/01/01. Info updated 2007/02/05: Bank assets: $840.4 mil, Deposits: $539.0 mil, headquarters in Harleysville, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Harleysville Savings Financial Corporation
  • National Penn Bank: Norristown Branch at 451 West Johnson Highway, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank: East Norriton Branch at 2905 Whitehall Road, branch established on 2004/08/02. Info updated 2011/07/08: Bank assets: $4,590.2 mil, Deposits: $3,659.5 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 60 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Norristown:

Marital status in Norristown, PA
  • Never married: 45.4%
  • Now married: 35.6%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Norristown:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Norristown
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Neighborhoods in Norristown:

(Norristown, Pennsylvania Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Norristown, PA (based on Montgomery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic301,22055
Mainline Protestant103,475221
Evangelical Protestant54,215269
Other43,53268
Black Protestant3,19011
Orthodox2,9459
None291,297-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 126
Here:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 90
Montgomery County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 137
Montgomery County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 590
Here:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.4%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

10.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Norristown:

47.8%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Norristown:

44.5%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Norristown:

20.2%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Norristown:

12.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Norristown:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.7%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.4%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Norristown:

80.1%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Norristown, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 68$555,259$97,9870$0
Other Government Administration 21$73,304$41,8880$0
Firefighters 20$157,542$94,5250$0
Streets and Highways 18$60,388$40,2590$0
Police - Other 15$57,884$46,30719$24,058
Other and Unallocable 10$43,573$52,2880$0
Financial Administration 6$31,306$62,6121$726
Parks and Recreation 2$7,595$45,5700$0
Totals for Government 160$986,851$74,01420$24,784

Norristown government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $217,000 ($6.29)
    General Public Buildings: $50,000 ($1.45)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,637,000 ($221.30)
    Central Staff Services: $4,351,000 ($126.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,440,000 ($70.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,270,000 ($65.78)
    General - Other: $2,008,000 ($58.19)
    Regular Highways: $1,932,000 ($55.98)
    Health - Other: $768,000 ($22.25)
    Housing and Community Development: $751,000 ($21.76)
    Financial Administration: $698,000 ($20.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $358,000 ($10.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $297,000 ($8.61)
    General Public Buildings: $279,000 ($8.08)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $4,114,000 ($119.21)
    Benefit Payments: $1,482,000 ($42.94)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $803,000 ($23.27)
    Other Investments - Other: $410,000 ($11.88)
    Withdrawals: $46,000 ($1.33)
    Corporate Stocks: $43,000 ($1.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $947,000 ($27.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $69,000 ($2.00)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($0.58)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($0.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,054,000 ($349.29)

Norristown government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,888,000 ($83.69)
    Other: $1,029,000 ($29.82)
    Parking Facilities: $374,000 ($10.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($0.52)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $364,000 ($10.55)
    From Other Governments: $117,000 ($3.39)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $111,000 ($3.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,069,000 ($30.98)
    Other: $19,000 ($0.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $285,000 ($8.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,123,000 ($32.54)
    Interest Earnings: $89,000 ($2.58)
    Rents: $19,000 ($0.55)
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($0.35)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($0.26)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,353,000 ($39.21)
    Highways: $656,000 ($19.01)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($0.93)
  • Tax - Property: $11,127,000 ($322.43)
    Individual Income: $8,129,000 ($235.55)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,027,000 ($58.74)
    Public Utility License: $554,000 ($16.05)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $503,000 ($14.58)

Norristown government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,043,000 ($580.79)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,080,000 ($494.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,110,000 ($90.12)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,000 ($4.26)

Norristown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $302,000 ($8.75)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $15,093,000 ($437.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,180,000 ($266.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,000 ($0.32)

5.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($96,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($775 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Philadelphia County, PA  1.45% ($78,583 average AGI)
from Bucks County, PA  0.79% ($70,296)
from Chester County, PA  0.54% ($86,622)


5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($92,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,502 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Philadelphia County, PA  1.10% ($73,768 average AGI)
to Bucks County, PA  0.77% ($70,744)
to Chester County, PA  0.59% ($99,386)
Businesses in Norristown, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Applebee's2New Balance1
Arby's1Nike6
AutoZone2Old Country Buffet1
Blockbuster1Panera Bread2
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless3Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen1Safeway1
Decora Cabinetry2Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
DressBarn1Starbucks2
Dunkin Donuts6Subway1
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile2
FedEx13T.J.Maxx1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Taco Bell1
GNC2U-Haul2
GameStop2UPS12
Giant1Volkswagen1
H&R Block2Vons1
Home Depot1Walgreens2
Just Tires1Walmart2
KFC1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Norristown:

  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WNAP (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORRISTOWN, PA; Owner: WNAP, INC)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WFIL (560 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAS (1480 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNPV (1440 AM; 3 kW; LANSDALE, PA; Owner: WNPV INC.)
  • WIP (610 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF PHILADELPHIA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Norristown:

  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSL (98.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIOQ (102.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJJZ (106.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYBF (89.1 FM; RADNOR TOWNSHIP, PA; Owner: CABRINI COLLEGE)
  • WXVU (89.1 FM; VILLANOVA, PA; Owner: VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Norristown:

  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Norristown: David Charles Dolby, Walter H. Cooke.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Norristown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 866ft / 264mTotal length
  • $31,274,000Total costs
  • 1,060,201Total average daily traffic
  • 105,827Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Norristown, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 2Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 111950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Norristown, PA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED109$145,05874$124,535271$134,51227$21,1178$161,62573$99,1510$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$112,16710$81,69339$126,8829$30,3330$011$85,9240$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$151,00016$93,500210$123,96843$38,0981$60,00045$90,6220$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$126,70016$112,188138$133,7785$22,2000$024$100,4581$85,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$150,4003$105,16024$128,5422$47,5000$03$59,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 9 tracts in Norristown, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$146,8107$162,7661$94,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$169,6838$180,3752$110,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$142,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$140,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Norristown, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Norristown, PA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 157. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 492 took place in 2015, and the least - 2 in 2009. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Norristown, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (69.4%), and Outside Fires (18.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Norristown, PA
    • 1,74169.4%Structure Fires
    • 46218.4%Outside Fires
    • 1546.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1536.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Norristown, PA
Most common first names in Norristown, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary98980.4 years
John96172.1 years
William73273.3 years
Joseph70672.7 years
Charles51273.0 years
James50471.5 years
Anna41581.1 years
George39873.7 years
Robert39768.4 years
Margaret38778.8 years
Most common last names in Norristown, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26874.1 years
Johnson12972.2 years
Miller11873.5 years
Brown10974.5 years
Jones10471.9 years
Williams10170.7 years
Davis8371.5 years
Santangelo7382.1 years
Wilson6873.4 years
Young6776.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Norristown, PA
  • 63.3%Utility gas
  • 23.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Norristown, PA
  • 49.4%Utility gas
  • 39.5%Electricity
  • 8.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Norristown compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Norristown on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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  • Kirby W. Beard (10)
  • Matthew Bechtel (10)
  • Kausik K. Nanda (10)
  • Raghavendra Angara (10)
  • Shyamali Ghosh (10)

Total of 462 patent applications in 2008-2020.