Norristown, Pennsylvania Population 2021

34,237
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Norristown is a city located in Chester County and Montgomery County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Montgomery County. With a 2020 population of 34,237, it is the 14th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1157th largest city in the United States . Norristown is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -0.25% 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 9,740 people per square mile.

The average household income in Norristown is $66,016 with a poverty rate of 19.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,083 per month, and the median house value is $152,900. The median age in Norristown is 32.8 years, 31.3 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Norristown Demographics

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

  • White: 40.50%
  • Black or African American: 37.17%
  • Other race: 11.69%
  • Two or more races: 6.37%
  • Asian: 3.52%
  • Native American: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Norristown, Pennsylvania is 34,237 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,393.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,324.

Norristown, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,94840.50%
Black or African American12,80337.17%
Some Other Race4,02611.69%
Two or More Races2,1956.37%
Asian1,2123.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native2080.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander510.15%
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Norristown Population by Race

Norristown Population Pyramid $2021

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Norristown Median Age

32.8


Total

31.3


Male

34.5


Female

Norristown Adults

There are 25,496 adults, (3,589 of whom are seniors) in Norristown.

Norristown Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Norristown Sex Ratio

Female

17,707

51.41%

Male

16,736

48.59%

Norristown Population by Age

Norristown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Norristown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.2%41.8%
All37.7%62.3%
Non Family32.6%67.4%
Male30.2%69.8%
Female23.2%76.8%

37.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Norristown Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,8662.6137.7
Non Family4,7701.2532.6
Married3,7993.5758.2
Female3,1273.2523.2
Male1,1703.3230.2

3.24

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Norristown Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7527.85%
9th to 12th Grade2,66911.96%
High School Graduate7,88035.32%
Some College3,53515.84%
Associates Degree1,4256.39%
Bachelors Degree3,01813.53%
Graduate Degree2,0349.12%
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Norristown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Norristown Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black7,9096,9801,447
White7,7376,9892,380
Hispanic5,1452,666467
Other Race2,291923176
Asian1,013807535
2+ Races756612198
Native American1203838
Islander383822

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 57.89%.

Norristown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,372$36,863$30,911
Less Than 9th Grade$22,850$26,840$16,068
High School Graduate$28,255$30,155$26,571
Some College$32,219$40,457$30,482
Bachelors Degree$51,019$52,712$46,950
Graduate Degree$52,837$52,206$53,195

$32,372

Average Earnings

$36,863

Average Male

$30,911

Average Female

Norristown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Norristown Language by Age

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Norristown Language

70.77% of Norristown residents speak only English, while 29.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.78% of the population.

Norristown Language

Norristown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,7092,41318.99%
Hispanic9,2802,27324.49%
White9,3511,40214.99%
Multiple2,17756525.95%
Other3,99152513.15%
Asian1,21235229.04%
Native20816076.92%

19.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.47%

Male Poverty Rate

20.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norristown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norristown is Native, with 76.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norristown is Other, with 13.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.26%.

Norristown Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.36%
High School21.65%
Some College11.36%
Bachelors or Greater4.33%

Norristown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.96%
Male Unemployed31.86%
Male Employed9.81%
Female Employed8.70%

Norristown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Norristown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,414$66,016
Families$51,900$74,792
Married Families$75,438-
Non Families$35,054$46,184
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Income by Household Type

Norristown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

29.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Norristown Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Norristown Marital Status

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1,323

Number of Veterans

1,234

Male Veterans

89

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam429
First Gulf War262
Second Gulf War237
Korea96
World War II47

Norristown Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54379
55 to 64333
65 to 74286
75+218
18 to 34107

Norristown Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6335.66%
Black5585.91%
2+ Races657.41%
Hispanic631.05%
Asian484.32%
Other Race190.70%

Norristown Veterans by Race

Norristown Veterans by Education

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7.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norristown Veterans by Education

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70.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Norristown Employment by Age

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Norristown Employment by Race

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Norristown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.62%

Born in Norristown

80.44%

Native Born

19.56%

Foreign Born

13.12%

Non Citizen

6.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.44% of Norristown residents were born in the United States, with 66.62% having been born in Pennsylvania. 13.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Norristown Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202134,237-52-0.15%
202034,289-52-0.15%
201934,341-52-0.15%
201834,393-51-0.15%
201734,444-56-0.16%
201634,500140.04%
201534,486-114-0.33%
201434,600340.10%
201334,566-3-0.01%
201234,569160.05%
201134,5531920.56%
201034,3613,0790.94%
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%

Norristown Population by Year