Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 34,432 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.1%
 
Males: 17,683  (51.4%)
Females: 16,749  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  31.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 19401.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,664 (it was $35,714 in 2000)
Norristown:

$41,664
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,540 (it was $17,977 in 2000)

Norristown borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $148,051 (it was $85,800 in 2000)
Norristown:

$148,051
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $165,588; Detached houses: $219,529; Townhouses or other attached units: $150,538; In 2-unit structures: $174,370; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $122,210; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $251,064; Mobile homes: $15,899

Median gross rent in 2012: $969.

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  • White alone - 12,231 (35.4%)
  • Black alone - 10,972 (31.7%)
  • Hispanic - 9,597 (27.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1,408 (4.1%)
  • Asian alone - 904 (2.6%)
  • Other race alone - 287 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 66 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 13 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Norristown: 104.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (13.7%), Irish (8.9%), German (7.4%), United States (3.4%), Polish (2.8%), English (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/31/1812

Elevation: 179 feet

Land area: 3.53 square miles.

Population density: 9,765 people per square mile   (high).

Norristown,PA real estate house value index trend

Norristown, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Norristown:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norristown borough:

  • Never married: 44.2%
  • Now married: 38.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

6,786 residents are foreign born (2.3% Asia).

This borough:  19.6%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 79 registered sex offenders living in Norristown, Pennsylvania as of July 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Norristown to the number of sex offenders is 436 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,864 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,222 (1.6%)

Norristown satellite photo by USGS

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: -1,317 (-3.8%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 3,806 (23.0%)

Norristown household income distribution Norristown home values distribution

Property values in Norristown, PA


Crime rates in Norristown by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2554352410644
per 100,000 6.716.015.912.79.616.36.612.831.318.611.611.6
Rapes 243127331820201218231210
per 100,000 80.199.085.9105.157.765.166.238.556.471.434.928.9
Robberies 160206167157177239214184197172198173
per 100,000 533.7658.2531.5500.2567.8778.1708.5589.8617.4533.9575.0500.2
Assaults 172157176150151259172206145193153130
per 100,000 573.8501.6560.2477.9484.4843.2569.4660.4454.4599.1444.3375.9
Burglaries 401364389324344358355365205229241293
per 100,000 1337.71163.01238.11032.21103.61165.51175.31170.1642.5710.8699.9847.2
Thefts 9068968641,1619331,113915726646688641613
per 100,000 3022.32862.82749.93698.92993.13623.53029.32327.32024.52135.51861.61772.5
Auto thefts 23625422319223419418112813413111596
per 100,000 787.3811.6709.8611.7750.7631.6599.2410.3419.9406.6334.0277.6
Arson 111614911816778511
per 100,000 36.751.144.628.735.326.053.022.421.924.814.531.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.2) 631.1671.2626.8625.7590.9765.3645.4574.4544.6543.2463.6424.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Norristown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 81 (66 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

Norristown tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +727 (+2.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Work and jobs in Norristown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Norristown 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 (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, 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

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.

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

Biggest public high schools in Norristown:

Private high school in Norristown:

  • KENNEDY KENRICK CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 570; Location: 250 E JOHNSON HWY; Grades: 9 - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Norristown:

  • PENN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 246; Location: 50 W GERMANTOWN PIKE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST TERESA OF AVILA SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 2550 S PARKVIEW DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 189; Location: 601 BUTTONWOOD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF VICTORY REGINAL SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 351 E JOHNSON HWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • JEFFERSONVILLE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 1770 W MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 37; Location: 2425 BLVD OF THE GENERALS; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FAIRVIEW VILLAGE ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 1010 KRIEBEL MILL RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Norristown, map of school districts: NORRISTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, METHACTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 127. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

127
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.296. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.296
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 17.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.23. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.23
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.0248. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0248
U.S.:

0.0147

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.3%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.1% for Black residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.8% for other race residents, 22.3% for two or more races residents)
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

Norristown, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Norristown compared to Pennsylvania 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.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Norristown travel time to work - commute Norristown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Norristown:

(Norristown, Pennsylvania Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Norristown borough (based on Montgomery County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.01%
Here: 64.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist Church
Adherents54.9%12.4%9.1%3.5%3.4%
Congregations13.4%5.8%10.3%6.4%6.8%
NameUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.2%3.2%2.7%1.4%6.2%
Congregations7.0%7.4%6.6%1.2%35.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 126
Montgomery County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

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.
State:

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:
Montgomery County:

23.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$38,769$58,1540$0
Other Government Administration 11$58,217$63,50914$4,915
Police Protection - Officers 64$481,040$90,1950$0
Police - Other 10$32,138$38,56621$24,551
Firefighters 19$135,218$85,4016$2,458
Streets and Highways 19$58,627$37,0281$576
Parks and Recreation 1$4,129$49,5487$1,749
Other and Unallocable 19$72,236$45,6230$0
Totals for Government 151$880,374$69,96349$34,249

Norristown government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,987,000 ($144.84)
    General - Other: $3,275,000 ($95.12)
    Regular Highways: $1,879,000 ($54.57)
    General Public Buildings: $1,562,000 ($45.36)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,507,000 ($43.77)
    Fire Protection: $1,272,000 ($36.94)
    Central Staff Services: $977,000 ($28.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $548,000 ($15.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $379,000 ($11.01)
    Health Services - Other: $169,000 ($4.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $137,000 ($3.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000 ($3.02)
    Financial Administration: $53,000 ($1.54)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $10,241,000 ($297.43)
    Benefit Payments: $2,439,000 ($70.84)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $2,432,000 ($70.63)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $71,000 ($2.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $752,000 ($21.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $900,000 ($26.14)
    Fire Protection: $447,000 ($12.98)
    Regular Highways: $207,000 ($6.01)
    General Public Building: $35,000 ($1.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,026,000 ($233.10)

Norristown government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $818,000 ($23.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $135,000 ($3.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $97,000 ($2.82)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $648,000 ($18.82)
    From Other Government: $351,000 ($10.19)
    Local Employee Contribution: $261,000 ($7.58)
    Interest Revenue: $121,000 ($3.51)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $2,037,000 ($59.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $85,000 ($2.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $408,000 ($11.85)
    Interest Earnings: $169,000 ($4.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $604,000 ($17.54)
    Highways: $424,000 ($12.31)
    General Support: $39,000 ($1.13)
  • Tax - Property: $5,723,000 ($166.21)
    Individual Income: $4,677,000 ($135.83)
    NEC: $1,743,000 ($50.62)

Norristown government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $21,273,000 ($617.83)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $4,089,000 ($118.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $22,155,000 ($643.44)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,207,000 ($93.14)

Norristown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($0.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $7,044,000 ($204.58)
    Total Other Securities: $3,805,000 ($110.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $272,000 ($7.90)

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($325 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Philadelphia County, PA  1.29% ($62,459 average AGI)
from Bucks County, PA  0.68% ($50,946)
from Chester County, PA  0.50% ($59,481)


5.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($62,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,195 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Philadelphia County, PA  1.00% ($48,360 average AGI)
to Bucks County, PA  0.66% ($60,663)
to Chester County, PA  0.52% ($66,697)

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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Norristown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 42
Total length: 430 meters (1,411ft)
Total costs: $21,000
Total average daily traffic: 880,196
Total average daily truck traffic: 93,245

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 2
  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 15
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 3
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Norristown

See full 2006 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
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
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