Royersford, Pennsylvania

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
Main Street in Royersford
Main Street in Royersford
Location of Royersford in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Royersford in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Royersford is located in Pennsylvania
Location of Royersford in Pennsylvania
Royersford is located in the United States
Royersford (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°11′07″N 75°32′16″W / 40.18528°N 75.53778°W / 40.18528; -75.53778Coordinates: 40°11′07″N 75°32′16″W / 40.18528°N 75.53778°W / 40.18528; -75.53778
CountryUnited States
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • MayorJenna Antoniewicz
 • Total0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
 • Land0.79 sq mi (2.04 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
239 ft (73 m)
 • Total4,752
 • Estimate 
 • Density6,041.93/sq mi (2,333.37/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)610 and 484
FIPS code42-66576

Royersford is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 32 miles (51 km) northwest of Philadelphia, on the Schuylkill River.


The town drew its name from the location of a ford across the Schuylkill River, which happened to be adjacent to land owned by the Royer family. Early in the twentieth century, it had several stove factories, two glass and bottle works, hosiery and silk mills, a dye and bleaching plant, manufactories of bricks, gas meters, stockings, shirts, shafting parts, wagons, agricultural implements, etc. The population stood at 2,607 people in 1900, and at 3,073 in 1910. The population was 4,752 at the 2010 census. The borough was formed from the southeastern corner of Limerick Township in 1879. Royersford Borough is a member of the Spring-Ford Area School District.

The Continental Stove Works was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[3]


Royersford is located at 40°11′7″N 75°32′16″W / 40.18528°N 75.53778°W / 40.18528; -75.53778 (40.185239, -75.537648).[4] The borough lies on the northern banks of the Schuylkill River, and is considered a suburb of Philadelphia.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (4.88%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 89.7% White, 5.1% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, and 2.4% were two or more races. 4.2% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,246 people, 1,928 households, and 1,066 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,400.8 people per square mile (2,075.2/km2). There were 2,039 housing units at an average density of 2,593.5 per square mile (996.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.97% White, 1.95% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 1,928 households, out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.7% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,442, and the median income for a family was $55,579. Males had a median income of $36,189 versus $28,689 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,314. None of the families and 2.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.1% of those over 64.

Politics and government[edit]

Presidential elections results[7]
Year Republican Democratic
2020 40.1% 1,029 58.1% 1,492
2016 43.0% 953 51.1% 1,133
2012 39.8% 793 58.0% 1,157
2008 37.6% 722 61.4% 1,181
2004 46.7% 806 52.9% 914
2000 49.6% 703 47.4% 672

Royersford has a city manager form of government with a mayor and a seven-member borough council. The mayor is Jenna Antoniewicz.

The borough is part of the Fourth Congressional District (represented by Rep. Madeleine Dean), the 146th State House District (represented by Rep. Joe Ciresi) and the 44th State Senate District (represented by Sen. Katie Muth).


Spring-Ford Area School District operates public schools.

The area Catholic school is Holy Cross Regional Catholic School in Collegeville. Holy Cross was formed in 2012 by the merger of Sacred Heart in Royersford and St. Eleanor in Collegeville.[8]


Parts of the classic 1958 horror film The Blob, starring Steve McQueen, were filmed in Royersford.

The film The Lovely Bones, starring Mark Wahlberg, directed by Peter Jackson, was filmed in the borough in late November 2007.[9]

The Bloodhound Gang's most famous album, Hooray for Boobies, was recorded at Dome Studios on Main Street.

A scene in M. Night Shyamalan's 2015 film The Visit was filmed at the intersection of Washington Street and South 7th Avenue. A local middle school, the Spring-Ford Eighth Grade Center, was used as the backdrop.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census 2020".
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Montgomery County Election Results". Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "2012 Catholic grade school consolidations/closings". 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  9. ^ Sarah V. Cocchimiglio, Valley Item News, 12/6/2007

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