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Location of Royersford in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
|• Total||0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)|
|• Land||0.79 sq mi (2.04 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)|
|Elevation||239 ft (73 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||6,041.93/sq mi (2,333.37/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||610 and 484|
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 several stove factories, two glass and bottle works, hosiery and silk mills, a dye and bleaching plant, 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 4,752 at the 2010 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(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 United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (4.88%) is water.
As of the 2010 census, the borough was 89.7% White, 5.1% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, and 2.4% were two or more races. 4.2% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry .
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,246 people, 1,928 households, and 1,066 families residing in the borough. The population density was 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 per square mile (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 income for 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.
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.
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