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Pottstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pottstown is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Montgomery County at latitude 40.2509 and longitude -75.6448. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Pottstown, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Pottstown indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pottstown: Pottsgrove, Pottsylvania.

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Pottstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 22,367
Population in Households 21,989
Population in Familes 16,404
Population in Group Qrtrs 378
Population Density1 4,576
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 9,336
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 5,455
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,939 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,397 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,121 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $145,976
Average Home Value $150,683


Median Household Income $40,320
Average Household Income $52,343
Per Capita Income $21,942
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.01% 0.22%
Households 0.04% 0.22%
Families -0.2% 0.08%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   3.18%
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, 2014 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 # 178 90th
Diversity Index2 # 66 96th
Median Household Income # 1345 24th
Per Capita Income # 1213 31st

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