Norristown, Pennsylvania Population 2020

34,308

Norristown is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 34,308, it is the 14th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1142nd largest city in the United States. Norristown is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,324 in 2010. Norristown reached it's highest population of 38,925 in 1960. Spanning over 4 miles, Norristown has a population density of 9,760 people per square mile.

The average household income in Norristown is $63,635 with a poverty rate of 21.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,078 per month, and the median house value is $152,300. The median age in Norristown is 32.7 years, 31 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males.

Norristown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Norristown was:

  • White: 42.10%
  • Black or African American: 36.44%
  • Other race: 11.56%
  • Two or more races: 6.06%
  • Asian: 3.19%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Norristown, Pennsylvania is 34,308, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,422.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,324.

Norristown, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,52042.10%
Black or African American12,56836.44%
Some Other Race3,98611.56%
Two or More Races2,0906.06%
Asian1,1013.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native1740.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander510.15%

Norristown Population Pyramid 2020

Norristown Median Age

32.7


Total

31


Male

34.9


Female

Norristown Adults

There are 25,359 adults, (3,748 of whom are seniors) in Norristown.

Norristown Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Norristown Sex Ratio

Female

17,437

50.56%

Male

17,053

49.44%

Norristown Households and Families

Norristown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Norristown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.8%40.2%
All38%62%
Male33%67%
Female28.1%71.9%
Non Family27.5%72.5%

38.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6142.6738
Non Family4,6661.2727.5
Married3,8413.6459.8
Female2,9543.3628.1
Male1,1533.2933

3.29

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Norristown Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9598.77%
9th to 12th Grade2,67811.99%
High School Graduate7,54733.78%
Some College3,75016.78%
Associates Degree1,4356.42%
Bachelors Degree3,06913.74%
Graduate Degree1,9068.53%

Norristown Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,1167,1792,573
Black7,8416,8691,229
Hispanic4,9742,536519
Other Race2,276955197
Asian910704436
Multiple Races688582210
Native American972626
Islander414120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 48.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,493$35,208$29,155
Less Than High School$18,159$21,875$13,822
High School Grad$28,807$30,100$25,979
Some College$31,094$40,182$28,639
Bachelors Degree$46,571$50,343$42,109
Graduate Degree$53,176$55,926$42,639

$31,493

Average Earnings

$35,208

Average Male

$29,155

Average Female

Norristown Language

Norristown Language by Age

Norristown Language

71.39% of Norristown residents speak only English, while 28.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.27% of the population.

Norristown Poverty

Norristown Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,5082,85722.84%
Hispanic9,4292,62727.86%
White9,5341,47015.42%
Other3,93879420.16%
Asian1,10136633.24%
Multiple2,07135717.24%
Native17412772.99%

21.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.15%

Male Poverty Rate

24.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norristown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norristown is Native, with 72.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norristown is White, with 15.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.48%
High School23.24%
Some College15.01%
Bachelors or Greater7.65%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.54%
Male Unemployed38.03%
Female Employed12.33%
Male Employed8.48%

Norristown Income

Norristown Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,754$63,635
Families$50,309$72,714
Married Families$73,424-
Non Families$31,452$41,494

Norristown Marital Status

Norristown Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Norristown Married by Age and Sex

Norristown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Norristown Marital Status by Race

Norristown Veterans

1,405

Number of Veterans

1,308

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam584
First Gulf War293
Second Gulf War198
Korea96
World War II61
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54418
65 to 74342
55 to 64321
75+223
18 to 34101
Name Veterans % of Total
White7196.17%
Black5596.06%
Hispanic1121.95%
Asian605.98%
Other381.51%
2 or More293.55%

$Norristown Veterans by Education

10.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norristown Employment Status

70%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Norristown Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.21%

Born in Pennsylvania

80.37%

Native Born

19.63%

Foreign Born

13.62%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

80.37% of Norristown residents were born in the United States, with 65.21% having been born in Pennsylvania. 13.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202034,308-57-0.17%
201934,365-57-0.17%
201834,422-32-0.09%
201734,454-57-0.17%
201634,511170.05%
201534,494-111-0.32%
201434,605360.10%
201334,56910.00%
201234,568190.05%
201134,5491870.54%
201034,3623,0800.94%
200031,2825330.17%
199030,749-3,935-1.20%
198034,684-3,485-0.95%
197038,169-756-0.20%
196038,9257990.21%
195038,126-55-0.01%
194038,1812,3280.63%
193035,8533,5341.04%
192032,3194,4441.49%
191027,8755,6102.27%
190022,2652,4741.18%
189019,7916,7284.24%
188013,0632,3101.97%
187010,7531,9051.97%
18608,8482,8243.92%
18506,0243,0877.45%
18402,9370.00%