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Norristown
  • Suburb of Philadelphia, PA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Norristown is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 35,712. 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 coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Norristown and residents tend to be liberal.

About

About Norristown...
Population
35,712

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,100
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,264
National
$1,268
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
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    225.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    25.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    16.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    183.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    192.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,320.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    498.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    national  11%

Working in Norristown

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,068
National
$75,149

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