Collegeville is a borough in
County, Pennsylvania, 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Philadelphia on the Perkiomen
Collegeville was incorporated in 1895.
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 (40.185554, -75.458273) .
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.
borough of Collegeville is home to Ursinus College, as well as many local businesses.
of the borough, Pfizer
division has its worldwide headquarters. There is also a GlaxoSmithKline
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
, 0.10% Native
, 2.13% Asian
3.93% from other races
and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 5.13% of the
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.
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.
Politics and government
Collegeville has a city manager
government with a mayor
and a seven-member
borough council. The mayor is Albert Stagliano.
The borough is part of the Sixth
(represented by Rep. Jim Gerlach
), the 150th State House District
(represented by Rep. Mike Vereb
) and the
44th State Senate District (represented by Sen. John Rafferty, Jr.
Famous People from Collegeville
Famous people from Collegeville include Michael R. Matz
, an American Olympics equestrian
rider and Thoroughbred horse
who won the 2006 Kentucky
, former WWE World Heavyweight
Champion, lived in Collegeville between December 2003 and August
, was the
surprise winner of the steeplechase
the 1952 Summer Olympics
Mark the Bagger
is a grocery bagger
who worked at a local Acme supermarket which has since closed. He
is a newer member of Howard Stern
. He has a role in Bam Margera
's upcoming film, Minghags
is the lead vocalist from the
is a romance
first Speaker of the U.S.
House of Representatives