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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 extensive stove and brass factories, glass and bottle works, embroidery and silk mills, a dye and bleaching plant, bridge works, and 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 4,246 at the 2000 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 film The Lovely Bones starring Mark Wahlberg will be filmed on Main Street starting in October 2007. Part of the movie is to be filmed there to capture the 1970′s appeal that Main Street still has.

Geography

Royersford is located at [show location on an interactive map] 40�11′7″N, 75�32′16″W (40.185239, -75.537648)GR1. The borough lies on the northern banks of the Schuylkill River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 km� (0.8 mi�). 2.0 km� (0.8 mi�) of it is land and 0.1 km� (0.04 mi�) of it (4.88%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 4,246 people, 1,928 households, and 1,066 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,075.2/km� (5,400.8/mi�). There were 2,039 housing units at an average density of 996.5/km� (2,593.5/mi�). 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.