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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,638
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+9,466
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,833
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,518
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,270

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,338
% Above Poverty Level90.9%
% Below Poverty Level9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone40.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,081
Median House Value$213,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.5%
Irish22.3%
Italian15.8%
English8.4%
Polish6.4%
French Except Basque2.9%
Slovak2.8%
Scottish2.1%
Welsh1.8%
Dutch1.7%
Hungarian1.6%
Ukrainian1.1%
Lithuanian1.1%
Greek1%
German1%
Swedish0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Brazilian0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Estonian0.4%
Haitian0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Czech0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
US Virgin Isl0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Austrian0.2%
African0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Australian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Phoenixville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chester County, Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes19460, 19453
Phone Area Codes484,610
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.13
Approximate Longitude-75.51

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)

StationPHOENIXVILLE 1 E
Distance1.2 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
StationNORRISTOWN
Distance7.9 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
StationWEST CHESTER 2 NW
Distance12.9 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
Collegeville5,279$136,094
Malvern3,343$88,750
Paoli5,813$100,174
Royersford4,782$66,063
Trappe3,559$94,449

Phoenixville Public Libraries

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

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Phoenixville Hospitals

Phoenixville Hospital
(Proprietary)
140 Nutt Road Po Box 3001
(610) 983-1000

Phoenixville Public Schools

Barkley El Sch
320 Second Ave
ZIP: 19460
(484) 927-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Chester County Technical College High Sc
1580 Charlestown Road
ZIP: 19460
(610) 933-8877
High
Total Enrollment 358
East Pikeland El Sch
1191 Hares Hill Road
ZIP: 19460
(484) 927-5350
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Phoenixville Area Hs
1200 Gay St
ZIP: 19460
(484) 927-5100
High
Total Enrollment 1101
Phoenixville Area Kdg Ctr
100 School Lane
ZIP: 19460
(484) 927-5450
Primary
Total Enrollment 281
Phoenixville Area Ms
1000 Purple Pride Parkway
ZIP: 19460
(484) 927-5200
Middle
Total Enrollment 809
Renaissance Academy Cs
40 Pine Crest Street
ZIP: 19460
(610) 983-4080
Other
Total Enrollment 1025
Schuylkill El Sch
290 S White Horse Rd
ZIP: 19460
(484) 927-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 709

Phoenixville Private Schools

Bright Horizons At Collegeville
1075 Egypt Rd
ZIP: 19460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Charlestown Playhouse
2478 Charlestown Rd
ZIP: 19460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Chesterbrook Academy
711 Hollow Rd
ZIP: 19460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 127
Holy Family School
221 3rd Ave
ZIP: 19460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 342
Kimberton Waldorf School
410 W Seven Stars Rd
ZIP: 19460
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 291
Valley Forge Kinder House Montessori School
865 Main St
ZIP: 19460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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