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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 seat of Ursinus College, opened in 1869. Population in 1910, 621. The population was 8,032 at the 2000 census.
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 has a global campus. There is also a GlaxoSmithKline research and development facility.
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.As of the census of 2000, there were 8,032 people, 1,408 households, and 1,010 families residing in the borough. The official population figure includes the population of Graterford Prison which is located in Graterford, PA, outside the borough limits. The actual population of Collegeville Borough is 4,612, according to the Borough secretary. The population density was 5,150.7 people per square mile (1,987.9/km²). There were 1,438 housing units at an average density of 922.1/sq mi (355.9/km²). 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.
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.
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