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Norristown is a borough in Montgomery County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Isaac Norris, landholder.
The latitude of Norristown is 40.121N. The longitude is -75.34W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 157 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,069.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Norristown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19401 ZIP code.
9% of Norristown residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Norristown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Norristown was $17,977, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Norristown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Norristown include Central Norristown Historic District, Cold Point Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Norristown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $545. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,031.
Libraries in Norristown include Mont Co-Norristown Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Norristown include Times Herald
Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Norristown political report.
The average commute time for Norristown workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Norristown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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