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Royersford

  •   State: 
    Pennsylvania
      County: 
    Montgomery County
      City: 
    Royersford
      County FIPS: 
    42091
      Coordinates: 
    40°11′07″N 75°32′16″W
      Area total: 
    0.82 sq mi (2.13 km²)
      Area land: 
    0.79 sq mi (2.04 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.09 km²)
      Elevation: 
    239 ft (73 m)
      Established: 
    1879; Incorporated 1879
  •   Latitude: 
    40,2027
      Longitude: 
    -75,5337
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    19468
      GMAP: 

    Royersford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
    4,940
      Population density: 
    6,253.16 residents per square mile of area (2,414.36/km²)
      Household income: 
    $48,398
      Households: 
    2,030
      Unemployment rate: 
    6.90%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    3.57%

Royersford is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States, 32 miles (51 km) northwest of Philadelphia, on the Schuylkill River. The borough was formed from the southeastern corner of Limerick Township in 1879. As of the 2010 census, the borough was 89.7% White, 5.1% Black or African American, 0.2% Asian, and 2.4% were two or more races. The population stood at 2,607 people in 1900, and at 3,073 in 1910, and is expected to reach 4,940 at the 2020 census. The Continental Stove Works was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Holy Cross College in Holy Cross was formed in 2012 by the merger of Holy Cross High School in Royersford and Sacred Heart College in St. Cross, Holy Cross, and Holy Cross Regional Catholic High School. The town drew its name from the location of a ford, which happened to be adjacent to land owned by the Royer family. It is located at 40°117N 75°3216W (40.185239, -75.537648) and has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) (4.88% of the borough is water) The borough is served by the Spring-Ford Area School District, which operates public schools in the Holy Cross and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic schools. The mayor is Jenna Antoniewicz, and the borough has a seven-member borough council.

History

Royersford is the primary city name, but also Limerick, Linfield are acceptable city names or spellings. Royersford drew its name from the location of a ford across the Schuylkill River. The borough was formed from the southeastern corner of Limerick Township in 1879. The population stood at 2,607 people in 1900, and at 3,073 in 1910. The Continental Stove Works was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Royersford is served by the Spring-Ford Area School District. The town has a population of 4,940, according to the 2020 census. It is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to Pennsylvania. It has a post office with a ZIP code of 7053. The city is located near the junction of the Pennsylvania and Schuilkill rivers. It was once known as "Royer's Town" and was home to the Royer family. The name was taken from a Royer, who owned land adjacent to the river. The village is now a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was once a part of the town of Lourdes, New Jersey. It also has a section of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, which was once part of Lehigh County, and is now part of Westfield, Pennsylvania. The township is home to a number of businesses, including a glass and bottle works, hosiery and silk mills, a dye and bleaching plant, and a stockings factory. The area is also known for its coal mining history, which dates back to the 18th century.

Geography

Royersford is located at 40°117N 75°3216W (40.185239, -75.537648). The borough lies on the northern banks of the Schuylkill River, and is considered a suburb of Philadelphia. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), of which 0.4 square miles (0.10 km²) (4.88%) is water. The borough is home to the Philadelphia Eagles football team, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Philadelphia Phantoms hockey team. The Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2010, the first time the team has done so since 1986. The Flyers also won the World Series in 2010. The Philadelphia Inquirer won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2010 for its coverage of Royersford. The New York City Police Department won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting in 2011 for their coverage of the borough. The Pennsylvania Department of Public Safety won the award for its reporting on the 2010 Super Bowl XLIX coverage. The city also won an Emmy for the 2010 World Series coverage of Superbowl XLIX, which was held in Philadelphia. The game was the first ever to be held in the city's Freedom Park, which is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It was the second time the city had hosted a Super Bowl game in the history of the event. The first was in 1964.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,246 people, 1,928 households, and 1,066 families residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 95.97% White, 1.95% African American, 0.24% Native American,0.64% Asian, and 0.92% from two or more races. 4.2% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1]. The median income for a household in the Borough was $39,442, and the median income. for a family was $55,579. None of the families and 2.7% were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.1% of those over 64. The per capita income for the borough is $21,314. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which connects to New Jersey and New Jersey via the Raritan River and the Susquehannock River. It has a population of 4,245, with 2,039 housing units. The population density is 5,400.8 people per square mile (2,075.2/km²). The borough has a median age of 38 years. For every 100 females, there are 93.2 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there is 87.4 males. The Borough is home to the U.S. Army National Guard and the New York Army Air and Navy Reserve.

Politics and government

Royersford has a city manager form of government with a mayor and a seven-member borough council. The mayor is Jenna Antoniewicz. The borough is part of the Fourth Congressional District and the 146th State House District. The 44th State Senate District is represented by Sen. Katie Muth. It is in New Jersey's 4th congressional district and 146th state house district. It also is in the 44th state senate district and 4th district of New Jersey. It has a population of about 2,000. The city is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New Jersey-New Jersey-Rhode Island and New York-New York-Pennsylvania. It's in the New York City metropolitan area, which is also in the 4th Congressional district and the 6th state Senate district. Its population is about 1,200. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I and II. The town's population was 1,000 in the late 1800s. It now has a total of 2,500 people. It had a population in the early 1900s. The current population is around 2,200 people. it was the location of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, which began in the mid-20th century. It still has a presence in some areas of the United States, including New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The U.N. has an office in Royersford.

Education

Spring-Ford Area School District operates public schools. The area Catholic school is Holy Cross Regional Catholic School in Collegeville. Holy Cross was formed in 2012 by the merger of Sacred Heart in Royersford and St. Eleanor in collegeville. The district also operates a number of private schools in the area.

Entertainment

Parts of the classic 1958 horror film The Blob, starring Steve McQueen, were filmed in Royersford. The Lovely Bones, starring Mark Wahlberg, directed by Peter Jackson, was filmed in the borough in late November 2007. The Bloodhound Gang's most famous album, Hooray for Boobies, was recorded at Dome Studios on Main Street. A scene in M. Night Shyamalan's 2015 film The Visit was filmed at the intersection of Washington Street and South 7th Avenue. A local middle school, the Spring-Ford Eighth Grade Center, was used as the backdrop for a scene in The Visit. The borough is home to a number of well-known landmarks, including the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, the Royal Infirmary of Wales, and the Royal School of Music and Drama, which was founded in 1872. The Royal Hospital of Sick Children was founded by the Reverend William Henry Rennie, who was the first headmaster of the Royal High School for Sick children. The hospital was opened in 1876 and is still in use today. It is located on the edge of the borough, near the junction of South and Washington Streets, and was the site of the town's first school, which opened in the 19th century. It has since become a popular tourist attraction, particularly for its views of the River Mersey and its surrounding countryside. The town is also home to the Royal Museum of Sickness and Remembrance, which dates back to the 17th century and was built in the early 19th Century. The museum is located in the town centre and is open to visitors.

Notable person

Bob Shoudt is a competitive eater. He was a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team. He is known for his competitive eating style. Shouds is also known for being a good sportsman. He died in a car accident in 2007. He has been remembered for his love of competitive eating and sports. He also has a son, Bob Shoud, who is also a competitive eater. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 48. He had been competing in the World Equestric Championships for 30 years. He won two gold medals and one silver medal. He's also known as "Bob the Equestrian" and "Bob The Competitive Eater" in his homeland of New Hampshire. His son, Rob, is also an Equestria competitor and has won a gold medal in his own right. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children. He can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BobShoudtEquestria and on Twitter at @BobTheEquestrianEquestrians. He used to compete in the Ironman World Championship in New York City and in the New Hampshire State Equestry Championship in Washington, D.C. in the 1980s and 1990s. He still competes in competitive eating events. His daughter, Robyn, also competes, and is known as Bob the Competitive Equestrist. She has won three gold medals in her own right and two silver medals.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Royersford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania = 31.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 2. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Royersford = 4.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 4,940 individuals with a median age of 41 age the population grows by 2.87% in Royersford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 6,253.16 residents per square mile of area (2,414.36/km²). There are average 2.15 people per household in the 2,030 households with an average household income of $48,398 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.90% of the available work force and has dropped -4.83% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.44%. The number of physicians in Royersford per 100,000 population = 500.9.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Royersford = 42.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 11.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 113. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 204. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Royersford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 48.67%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 53 years with median home cost = $167,510 and home appreciation of -2.87%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.80 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $7,403 per student. There are 14.6 students for each teacher in the school, 660 students for each Librarian and 362 students for each Counselor. 7.34% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.41% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.07% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Royersford's population in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania of 2,607 residents in 1900 has increased 1,89-fold to 4,940 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.10% female residents and 48.90% male residents live in Royersford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Royersford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 47.32% are single population.

  • 28.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Royersford require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.33% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.36% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.62% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.19% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Royersford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 48.67% are owner-occupied homes, another 44.71% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.62% are vacant.

  • The 60.95% of the population in Royersford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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