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Phoenixville is a borough in Chester County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

The community was named after the Phoenix Iron Works

The latitude of Phoenixville is 40.130N. The longitude is -75.515W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,739.


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Median household income
Local
$42,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Phoenixville demographic reports
Phoenixville is on the Schuylkill River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 47. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1958 movie, "The Blob"
Colleges and universities: Valley Forge Christian College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 10, 1936, at 111 degrees

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19% of Phoenixville residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Phoenixville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Phoenixville was $22,911, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Phoenixville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Phoenixville include Charlestown Village Historic District, Phoenixville Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Phoenixville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $614.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,102.


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Libraries in Phoenixville include Phoenixville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Phoenixville include Phoenix

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Chester County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Phoenixville political report.

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Phoenixville restaurants taking online reservations include Twin Bays Caf? ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Phoenixville workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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