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Pottsville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Pottsville had a population of 13,922 as of July 1, 2019. Pottsville 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 Pottsville is located at latitude 40.6856 and longitude -76.1955 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pottsville encompass a land area of 4.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The City of Pottsville (GNIS ID: 1215566) 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pottsville, PA Housing Affordability Index is 180
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

Pottsville, PA Wealth Index is 53
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 13,922
Population in Households 13,251
Population in Familes 9,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 671
Population Density 3,342
Diversity Index1 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,732
Average Household Income $54,578
Per Capita Income $22,911
Wealth Index3 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,970 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,001 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,826 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,143 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Housing Affordability Index2 180
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,827
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 3,266
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 -0.31% -0.43%
Households -0.37% -0.48%
Families -0.62% -0.64%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.07%

Pottsville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pottsville 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 # 51 97th
Population Density # 345 80th
Diversity Index # 439 75th
Median Household Income # 1555 12th
Per Capita Income # 1476 16th

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