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South Pottstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The South Pottstown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,082 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for South Pottstown is located at latitude 40.2357 and longitude -75.6629 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the South Pottstown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 135 feet.

The South Pottstown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390325) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The South Pottstown Census Designated Place is located within Township of North Coventry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Pottstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Pottstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,082
Daytime Population: Workers 1,535
Daytime Population: Residents 923
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,458
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 2,082
Population in Familes 1,542
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,367
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $59,402
Average Household Income $77,024
Per Capita Income $32,266


Total Housing Units 1,048 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 509 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 438 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $227,652
Average Home Value $246,752


Total Households 947
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 557
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 0.01% 0.07%
Households -0.06% 0.06%
Families 1.78% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

South Pottstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Pottstown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 622 65th
Population Density # 904 49th
Diversity Index # 478 73rd
Median Household Income # 469 73rd
Per Capita Income # 365 79th

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