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Pottsville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Pottsville had a population of 14,314 as of July 1, 2016. Pottsville 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 Pottsville is located at latitude 40.6799 and longitude -76.2092 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pottsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The City of Pottsville (GNIS ID: 1215566) 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 Pottsville 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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Pottsville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,314
Population in Households 13,612
Population in Familes 10,089
Population in Group Qrtrs 702
Population Density1 3,436
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 5,988
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 3,393
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,290 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,698 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,218 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $81,548
Average Home Value $106,353


Median Household Income $38,221
Average Household Income $51,290
Per Capita Income $21,999
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.05%
Households -0.11% -0.1%
Families -0.3% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Pottsville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pottsville 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 # 50 97th
Population Density1 # 330 81st
Diversity Index2 # 437 75th
Median Household Income # 1459 17th
Per Capita Income # 1329 25th

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