- Royersford, Pennsylvania
name = Borough of Royersford
category = Borough
country = United States
state = Pennsylvania
region = Montgomery
region_type = County
area_imperial = 0.7
area_land_imperial = 0.7
area_water_imperial = 0.0
area_water_percentage = auto
area_percentage_round = 2
area_round = 1
lat_d = 40
lat_m = 11
lat_s = 07
lat_NS = N
long_d = 75
long_m = 32
long_s = 16
long_EW = W
elevation_imperial = 239
elevation_round = 1
population_as_of = 2000
population = 4246
population_density_imperial = 5400.8
population_density_round = 1
government_type = Government
government = Council-manager
established_type = Incorporated
established = 1879
mayor = David Urner
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
postal_code = 19468
area_code = 610
map_caption = Location of Royersford in Montgomery County
map1 = Pennsylvania Locator Map.png
map1_caption = Location of Royersford in Pennsylvania
map1_locator = Pennsylvania
map2 = Map of USA PA.svg
map2_caption = Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
website = http://www.royersfordborough.org
Royersford is a borough in Montgomery County,
Pennsylvania, 32 miles (51 km) northwest of Philadelphia, on the Schuylkill River. The town drew its name from the location of a ford across the Schuylkill River, which happened to be adjacent to land owned by the Royer family. Early in the twentieth century, it had extensive stove and brass factories, glass and bottle works, embroidery and silk mills, a dye and bleaching plant, bridge works, and manufactories of bricks, gas meters, stockings, shirts, shafting parts, wagons, agricultural implements, etc. The population stood at 2,607 people in 1900, and at 3,073 in 1910. The population was 4,246 at the 2000 census. The borough was formed from the southeastern corner of Limerick Township in 1879. Royersford Borough is a member of the Spring-Ford Area School District.
Royersford is located at coor dms|40|11|7|N|75|32|16|W|city (40.185239, -75.537648).GR|1 The borough lies on the northern banks of the Schuylkill River.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.88%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,246 people, 1,928 households, and 1,066 families residing in the borough. The population densitywas 5,400.8 people per square mile (2,075.2/km²). There were 2,039 housing units at an average density of 2,593.5/sq mi (996.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.97% White, 1.95% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.
There were 1,928 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.7% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the borough the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $39,442, and the median income for a family was $55,579. Males had a median income of $36,189 versus $28,689 for females. The
per capita incomefor the borough was $21,314. None of the families and 2.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.1% of those over 64.
Politics and government
Royersford has a
city managerform of government with a mayorand a seven-member borough council. The mayor is David Urner.
The borough is part of the Seventh Congressional District (represented by Rep.
Joe Sestak), the 146th State House District (represented by Rep. Thomas Quigley) and the 44th State Senate District (represented by Sen. John Rafferty, Jr.).
Parts of the classic 1958 horror film "
The Blob", starring Steve McQueen, were filmed in Royersford. One shot, where late night movie goers are fleeing the gooey monster, is at the corner of 4th Avenue, and Main Street, right in front where of the Annamarie's Place restaurant is.
The film The Lovely Bones starring
Mark Wahlbergwas filmed in the borough in late November 2007. [ [http://www.zwire.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=19090082&BRD=1306&PAG=461&dept_id=187825&rfi=8 Sarah V. Cocchimiglio, Valley Item News, 12/6/2007] ]
* [http://www.royersfordborough.org/ Borough of Royersford]
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