Pottsville, PA 17901 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17901: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pottsville, PA 17901

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,011
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,488
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,074
  • County: Schuylkill County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.676, Longitude -76.233
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Pottsville, PA 17901 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,803
Population in Households 25,062
Population in Familes 19,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,741
Population Density1 384
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 10,613
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 6,562
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,126 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,487 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,606 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $97,284
Average Home Value $127,245


Median Household Income $43,785
Average Household Income $56,500
Per Capita Income $23,091
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.08%
Households 0.12% 0.04%
Families -0.01% -0.05%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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 17901 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17901 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes 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 # 132 92nd
Population Density1 # 709 58th
Diversity Index2 # 419 75th
Median Household Income # 1174 30th
Per Capita Income # 1160 31st

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