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Welcome to Norristown ...

Norristown is located in Montgomery County<1> and is the County Seat for Montgomery County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Norristown, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1798.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Norristown has a population of 34,295 people<2> (see below for details).

Norristown is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Norristown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Norristown: 19401<4>

Websites for Norristown ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Norristown had an population of 34,295 people (or an increase of 9.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norristown had a population of 34,324 people. This makes Norristown the county's most populous community.

The population of Norristown represents 0.27% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,324 people, the population of Norristown increased 9.72% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 31,282 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Norristown.

Communities Also Named Norristown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Norristown - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Norristown.

Communities near Norristown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Norristown.

  • Philadelphia
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Camden
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
    • Camden is located in Camden County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,740 people
  • Chester
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Pottstown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • West Chester
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Lansdale
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Phoenixville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenixville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenixville
    • Phoenixville is located in Chester County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,910 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenixville <5>
  • Yeadon
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yeadon
    • Yeadon is located in Delaware County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,489 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yeadon <5>
  • Gloucester City
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester City
    • Gloucester City is located in Camden County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,190 people
  • Darby
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darby
    • Darby is located in Delaware County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,704 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darby <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Norristown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Norristown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Norristown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Norristown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Norristown. Our list includes 61 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Norristown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Norristown ...

Looking for more information about Norristown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Norristown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Norristown.

Adding Norristown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Norristown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Norristown was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Norristown post office opened in 1798.

We also found Norristown in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Norristown.

The official website for Norristown:

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The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Montgomery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norristown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norristown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Norristown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Norristown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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