Introduction to King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery county, is 15 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, 18,511 people lived in King Of Prussia.

King Of Prussia History

In 1719, Welsh Quakers William and Janet Rees established a cottage, which became the "The King of Prussia Inn" in 1769. The tavern was named in honor of Frederick II, King of Prussia and was a particularly important location during colonial times. However, the construction of US Highway 202 caused the inn to be closed. It was later relocated and opened to the public. The community that grew around this inn acquired its name. The 1960s witnessed a suburban development in King Of Prussia, which is now an unincorporated community in the Upper Merion Township.

King Of Prussia and Nearby Attractions

  • Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • Woodmere Art Museum
  • Valley Forge Historical Society Museum
  • Peter Wentz Farmstead
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Elmwood Park Zoo

Things To Do In King Of Prussia

"The King of Prussia Inn", a place of historic interest in the town, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Valley Forge National Historical Park is another historic site near King Of Prussia. It is the site of an 18th century Continental Army encampment where more than 2,000 soldiers died from hunger, cold, and shortage of clothing. The Woodmere Art Museum houses art collections from the Philadelphia area. The King of Prussia Mall is a popular shopping center in the town. The Peter Wentz Farmstead is a country mansion which served as the headquarters of Washington's forces during the 1777 Pennsylvania campaign. The town is also near the Independence National Historical Park which encompasses the Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, and Liberty Bell. Elmwood Park Zoo, Longwood Gardens, New Jersey State Aquarium, and Brandywine Creek State Park are some of the other popular destinations in the area.

King Of Prussia Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Philadelphia International Airport.

King Of Prussia Higher Education

Rosemont College, Villanova University, Harcum College, Bryn Mawr College, and Eastern University are near King Of Prussia.


Total Population 1,280
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 608
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,029
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $41,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,391


Median Family Income $63,194
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $623
Median House Value $107,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
US/American 0%
English 4.2%
Irish 15.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

King Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 19406
Company Zip Codes 19487
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.089
Longitude -75.396

King Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bridgeport 4,571 $76,250
Chesterbrook 4,478 $133,056
Conshohocken 7,890 $89,554

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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