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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Norristown is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 34,556. Norristown is in Montgomery County. Living in Norristown offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Norristown there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Norristown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Norristown are above average.
About Norristown...
Population
34,556

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,038
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Norristown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    215.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    299.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,346.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Norristown

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,017
National
$55,322
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Some areas of Norristown can be quite poor, with homeless men, women, and children who are not as fortunate as others walking along sidewalks and roadways. Other areas can seem quite wealthy. Norristown has mostly middle-class citizens. As a suburb, we try to give back to our community and host several soup kitchens and fundraisers for those less fortunate who could benefit from our help. This makes Norristown a kind place sometimes. the King of Prussia mall is right nearby, as well as Walmart, Giant, and Home Depot. The places where our community comes together is where you find us most happy.
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Norristown is family oriented and neighborhood friendly, I wouldn’t change a thing. I have recently moved here, and I am very grateful. The locations of stores is very convenient, and I love being so close to the mall!
Norristown has many affordable suburbs that are great for families looking to be involved in their community. Community and neighborhood camaraderie are positive and strong! I can't speak for the more urban parts of Norristown, but the rural areas are very clean and offer beautiful housing. There are a ton of great restaurants and is a great location, as it's close to many local tourists hot spots (Philly, King of Prussia, PA Turnpike, etc.).