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Pottstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pottstown had a population of 22,869 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.2454 and longitude -75.6496 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Pottstown 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pottstown: Pottsgrove, Pottsylvania.

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Pottstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 22,869
Population in Households 22,481
Population in Familes 16,600
Population in Group Qrtrs 388
Population Density2 4,679
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $50,017
Average Household Income $63,299
Per Capita Income $26,473


Total Housing Units 10,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,938 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,492 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,155 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $146,130
Average Home Value $176,043


Total Households 9,430
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,487
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% 0.26%
Households 0.14% 0.18%
Families -0.03% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 2018 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 # 164 91st
Diversity Index # 69 96th
Median Household Income # 1015 42nd
Per Capita Income # 920 48th

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