Norristown is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 35,829 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Norristown is the 18th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Norristown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Norristown is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Norristown who work in office and administrative support (12.73%), food service (8.96%), and sales jobs (8.06%).
Also of interest is that Norristown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
For the size of the borough, public transportation in Norristown is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Norristown, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The population of Norristown overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Norristown, 22.19% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Norristown in 2018 was $26,324, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,296 for a family of four. However, Norristown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Norristown is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Norristown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norristown residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Norristown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.15% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Norristown include Italian, German, Irish, Polish, and Other Subsaharan African.
In addition, Norristown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.63%).
The most common language spoken in Norristown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.