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South Pottstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The South Pottstown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,195 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for South Pottstown is located at latitude 40.2357 and longitude -75.6629 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the South Pottstown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 135 feet.

The South Pottstown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390325) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The South Pottstown Census Designated Place is located within Township of North Coventry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Pottstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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South Pottstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,195
Population in Households 2,195
Population in Familes 1,626
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,441
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 999
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 587
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 532 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 467 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $242,373


Median Household Income $56,288
Average Household Income $72,836
Per Capita Income $30,654
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 0.78%
Households 0.79% 0.77%
Families 2.93% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

South Pottstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Pottstown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 598 66th
Population Density1 # 872 51st
Diversity Index2 # 464 74th
Median Household Income # 507 71st
Per Capita Income # 367 79th

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