Statewide Claims to Fame

Norristown is 4th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Foreign born residents

Norristown is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Norristown is 7th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Norristown is 9th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Norristown is 12th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Two or More

Norristown is 13th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Norristown is 13th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Norristown is 14th in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Norristown is 15th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Norristown is 15th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Norristown, Pennsylvania Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Norristown Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 34,427 14th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 3.5 92nd 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 9,753.9 7th 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Norristown Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 8.9% 6th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.2% 23rd 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.1% 245th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Norristown Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 78.8% 245th 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 16.8% 185th 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Norristown Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 40.9% 248th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 35.9% 15th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 13th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.1% 76th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 13th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.6% 12th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 28.3% 9th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 31.6% 249th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Norristown Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 50.2% 246th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 20.3% 4th 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Norristown Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 13,420 17th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 40.9% 24th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 12,886 15th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 43.1% 240th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $154,600 108th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.6 39th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Norristown Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $21,435 173rd $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $43,309 153rd $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 16.4% 86th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Norristown Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,759 30th 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $168,539 66th $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $5,415 156th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $21,663 59th $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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