Collegeville, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°11′08″N 75°27′30″W / 40.18556°N 75.45833°W / 40.18556; -75.45833
Collegeville
Borough
Perkiomen Bridge Hotel.jpg
Perkiomen Bridge Hotel, built circa 1800
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 207 ft (63.1 m)
Coordinates 40°11′08″N 75°27′30″W / 40.18556°N 75.45833°W / 40.18556; -75.45833
Area 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 - land 1.6 sq mi (4 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 6.25%
Population 5,089 (2010)
Density 5,150.7 / sq mi (1,988.7 / km2)
Incorporated 1896
Government Council-manager
Mayor Albert Stagliano
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes 19426, 19473
Area code 610
Location of Collegeville in Montgomery County
Location of Collegeville in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.collegeville-pa.gov

Collegeville is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Philadelphia on the Perkiomen Creek. Collegeville was incorporated in 1896. It is the location of Ursinus College, opened in 1869. The population was 5,089 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Perkiomen Bridge and Perkiomen Bridge Hotel are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

Collegeville is located at 40°11′8″N 75°27′30″W / 40.18556°N 75.45833°W / 40.18556; -75.45833 (40.185554, -75.458273).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (3.70%) is water.

Economy[edit]

Collegeville and the surrounding area are rapidly growing. The borough of Collegeville is home to Ursinus College, as well as many local businesses. Outside of the borough, Pfizer's pharmaceutical division and Dow Chemical share a global research and development campus.[3][4] There is also a GlaxoSmithKline research and development facility. The Providence Town Center, an open-air lifestyle center, is located outside of Collegeville.

Collegeville is the home of the Church House (headquarters) of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 611
1910 621 1.6%
1920 681 9.7%
1930 878 28.9%
1940 976 11.2%
1950 1,900 94.7%
1960 2,254 18.6%
1970 3,191 41.6%
1980 3,406 6.7%
1990 4,227 24.1%
2000 8,032 90.0%
2010 5,089 −36.6%
Est. 2012 5,144 1.1%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the 2010 census, the population of the borough was 89.4% White, 4.0% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.8% Asian, and 1.9% were two or more races. 2.4% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[8]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 8,032 people, 1,408 households, and 1,010 families residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 61.83% White, 31.19% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.93% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.13% of the population.

There were 1,408 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the borough the population was spread out with 12.9% under the age of 18, 17.6% from 18 to 24, 42.9% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 240.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 275.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $77,499, and the median income for a family was $90,733. Males had a median income of $40,185 versus $39,236 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,080. About 1.0% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

Politics and government[edit]

Collegeville has a city manager form of government with a mayor and a seven-member borough council. The mayor is Albert Stagliano.

The borough is part of the Sixth Congressional District (represented by Rep. Jim Gerlach), the 150th State House District (represented by Rep. Mike Vereb) and the 44th State Senate District (represented by Sen. John Rafferty, Jr.).

Education[edit]

There is one K-8 private schools, Holy Cross Regional School. Collegeville is part of the Perkiomen Valley School District.

This borough is also home to Ursinus College.

Transportation[edit]

SEPTA operates bus #93 along Collegeville's Main Street and Ridge Pike, running southeast to Norristown and northwest to Pottstown.[9] The southern segment of highway PA 29 also serves Collegeville, running north to Allentown and south to Malvern.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://www.dow.com/news/multimedia/media_kits/2013_07_31a/Collegeville_Fact_Sheet.pdf
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/profile/PA#locality-tab
  9. ^ Bus 93, SEPTA. Accessed October 10, 2013.
  10. ^ sports-reference.com,"Horace Ashenfelter"
  11. ^ sports-reference.com, "Michael Matz". Accessed 1 April 2010.
  12. ^ amazon.com "About the author". Accessed 24 November 2008.

External links[edit]

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