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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,355
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+650
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married55.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.3%
Median Earnings25+$32,346
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,549

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,333
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.3%
Median Gross Rent$611
Median House Value$123,800

Ancestry

Irish15.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.4%
Dutch3.8%
English3.4%
Swedish2.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Swiss1.3%
Italian1.3%
Belgian1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Slovak0.6%
German0.4%
Czech0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Canadian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
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King Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

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

StationNORRISTOWN
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationPHOENIXVILLE 1 E
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationWEST CHESTER 2 NW
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgeport4,574$70,492
Chesterbrook4,693$132,458
Conshohocken7,916$93,902
Norristown34,460$49,895
Paoli5,813$100,174
West Conshohocken1,363$116,094
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