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South Pottstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The South Pottstown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,000 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for South Pottstown is located at latitude 40.2395 and longitude -75.651 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the South Pottstown Census Designated Place 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.


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South Pottstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Pottstown, PA Housing Affordability Index is 139
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

South Pottstown, PA Wealth Index is 111
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,000 (100%)
Population in Households 2,000 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,477 (73.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,313
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,114
Average Household Income $92,927
Per Capita Income $38,772
Wealth Index4 111

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,048 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 508 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 401 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $228,125
Housing Affordability Index3 139
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 910
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 532
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.43% -0.21%
Households -0.48% -0.22%
Families 0.89% -0.38%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   4.19%

South Pottstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Pottstown to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 640 64th
Population Density # 924 48th
Diversity Index # 512 71st
Median Household Income # 381 78th
Per Capita Income # 220 88th

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