Potter County PA Information


Potter County Subdivisions

Potter County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,852
Population in Households 17,635
Population in Familes 14,272
Population in Group Qrtrs 217
Population Density1 17
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 7,356
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 4,925
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,504 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,852 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,010 (45.0%)
Median Home Value $106,982
Average Home Value $148,701


Median Household Income $42,343
Average Household Income $56,629
Per Capita Income $23,482
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.16%
Households 0.28% 0.11%
Families 0.16% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.


Potter County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potter County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 63 7th
Population Density1 # 65 4th
Diversity Index2 # 63 7th
Median Household Income # 57 16th
Per Capita Income # 50 27th

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