Collegeville, Pennsylvania

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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 is located at 40°11′8″N 75°27′30″W / 40.18556°N 75.45833°W / 40.18556; -75.45833 (40.185554, -75.458273)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (3.70%) is water.


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.[2] There is also a GlaxoSmithKline research and development facility.


As of the census[3] 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.

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