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Pottstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pottstown had a population of 22,927 as of July 1, 2017. Pottstown 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 Pottstown is located at latitude 40.2509 and longitude -75.6448 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Pottstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Borough of Pottstown (GNIS ID: 1215478) 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 Pottstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pottstown: Pottsgrove, Pottsylvania.

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


Total Population 22,927
Daytime Population: Workers 9,446
Daytime Population: Residents 11,487
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,933
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 22,536
Population in Familes 16,752
Population in Group Qrtrs 391
Population Density2 4,691
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $48,271
Average Household Income $61,435
Per Capita Income $25,742


Total Housing Units 10,554 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,994 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,473 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,087 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $144,204
Average Home Value $174,089


Total Households 9,467
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,533
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 0.34% 0.38%
Households 0.21% 0.3%
Families 0.08% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Pottstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 25 99th
Population Density # 168 91st
Diversity Index # 72 96th
Median Household Income # 1048 41st
Per Capita Income # 921 48th

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