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, 2017)


Total Population 24,759
Daytime Population: Workers 16,506
Daytime Population: Residents 13,986
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,492
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 24,054
Population in Familes 18,653
Population in Group Qrtrs 705
Population Density2 346
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $46,320
Average Household Income $58,868
Per Capita Income $24,914


Total Housing Units 11,991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,946 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,400 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,645 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $100,538
Average Home Value $130,917


Total Households 10,346
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 6,391
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.04% -0.25%
Households -0.12% -0.3%
Families -0.24% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Pottsville, PA 17901 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17901 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 149 91st
Population Density # 739 56th
Diversity Index # 565 66th
Median Household Income # 1156 31st
Per Capita Income # 1060 36th

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