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Norristown, PA
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Norristown profile

Living in Norristown

Norristown is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 35,795 people and 21 associated neighborhoods, Norristown is the 18th largest community in Pennsylvania.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.33% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the borough are by private automobile, Norristown is somewhat unusual for a borough of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Norristown area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Norristown citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.18% of adults in Norristown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norristown in 2022 was $26,938, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,752 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 27.39% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Norristown include Italian, Irish, German, Jamaican, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Norristown's cultural character, accounting for 16.53% of the borough’s population.

The most common language spoken in Norristown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.