Potter County PA Information


Potter County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,078
Daytime Population: Workers 7,192
Daytime Population: Residents 9,752
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,944
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 16,861
Population in Familes 13,635
Population in Group Qrtrs 217
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $43,966
Average Household Income $59,017
Per Capita Income $24,735


Total Housing Units 13,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,329 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,784 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,954 (45.6%)
Median Home Value $109,040
Average Home Value $149,897


Total Households 7,113
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 4,762
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 -0.3% -0.55%
Households -0.22% -0.5%
Families -0.32% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.67%


Potter County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potter County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 63 7th
Population Density # 65 4th
Diversity Index # 63 7th
Median Household Income # 59 13th
Per Capita Income # 50 27th

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