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Overview

Introduction to Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania is 22 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is in Chester county. The town is part of the Philadelphia metro area.

Phoenixville History

Phoenixville, which was originally known as Manovan, was settled in 1732 and was incorporated in 1849 as a borough. The area was the site for Phoenix Iron Works, which is where it derived its name. In the twentieth century, Phoenixville was a famous manufacturing center and had numerous iron and steel mills. The town is indebted to its waterways which have contributed greatly to its growth and development.

Phoenixville and Nearby Attractions

  • Fort Mifflin
  • Crystal Cave
  • Valley Forge Historical Society Museum
  • Fort Washington State Park
  • Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
  • Adventure Aquarium

Things To Do In Phoenixville

Parks offering opportunities for recreation include Ridley Creek State Park, Evansburg State Park, and Fort Washington State Park. People may visit museums like Wharton Esherick Museum, Rosenbach Museum & Library, and Independence Seaport Museum. Blobfest is celebrated annually to mark the filming of the movie "The Blob" in Phoenixville. Trips may be planned to Longwood Gardens and Camden Children's Garden. Some of the popular zoos in the area are Plumpton Park Zoo, Brandywine Zoo, Philadelphia Zoo, and Elmwood Park Zoo.

Phoenixville Transportation

Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.

Phoenixville Higher Education

The local college of Phoenixville is Valley Forge Christian College. Colleges located nearby include Villanova University, Ursinus College, and Rosemont College.

People

Total Population 16,562
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,312
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 40.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.6%
Median Earnings25+ $40,767
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,774
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,702

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,149
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,053
Median House Value $209,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.3%
Irish 21.6%

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

Phoenixville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 22 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Chester
Standard Zip Codes 19453, 19460
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.13
Longitude -75.515

Phoenixville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PHOENIXVILLE 1 E
Distance 1.2 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
Station NORRISTOWN
Distance 7.9 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
Station WEST CHESTER 2 NW
Distance 12.9 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
Collegeville 5,296 $125,536
Malvern 3,263 $85,500

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

Phoenixville Public Libraries

Library
Phoenixville Public Library
183 SECOND AVE
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
(610) 933-3013

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Phoenixville Hospitals

PHOENIXVILLE HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
140 NUTT ROAD
(610) 983-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Phoenixville High Schools

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PHOENIXVILLE AREA HS
610-933-6694
Serves 898 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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40 Pine Crest Street
610-983-4080
A Charter School.
Serves 880 students.

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610-933-8877
A Vocational School
Serves 340 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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