Pottstown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pottstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pottstown had a population of 22,336 as of July 1, 2015. Pottstown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pottstown is located at latitude 40.2509 and longitude -75.6448 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Pottstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Borough of Pottstown (GNIS ID: 1215478) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pottstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pottstown: Pottsgrove, Pottsylvania.

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Pottstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 22,336
Population in Households 21,950
Population in Familes 16,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 386
Population Density1 4,570
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 9,327
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,437
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,905 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,422 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,145 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $156,609
Average Home Value $160,387


Median Household Income $41,144
Average Household Income $53,535
Per Capita Income $22,451
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.14%
Households 0.01% 0.16%
Families -0.23% 0.01%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.


Pottstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pottstown to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 26 99th
Population Density1 # 180 90th
Diversity Index2 # 66 96th
Median Household Income # 1307 26th
Per Capita Income # 1199 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.