17901 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics


ZIP Code 17901: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pottsville, PA 17901

Acceptable Alternative
Norwegian Twp, PA 17901

Not Acceptable, USPS
Becks, PA 17901
Buck Run, PA 17901
Bunker Hill, PA 17901
Dieners Hill, PA 17901
Duncott, PA 17901
Glen Carbon, PA 17901
Glen Dower, PA 17901
Glenworth, PA 17901
Greenbury, PA 17901
Heckschersville, PA 17901
Heckscherville, PA 17901
Hillside, PA 17901
New Street, PA 17901
North Manheim, PA 17901
Palo Alto, PA 17901
Phoenix Park, PA 17901
Pine Hill, PA 17901
Primrose, PA 17901
Wadesville, PA 17901

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Schuylkill County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.676, Longitude -76.233
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 931
  • PO Box Addresses: 270
  • Residential Addresses: 10,356
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,051
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,305

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: July 1, 2023, Maps updated: May 3, 2023.


Pottsville, PA 17901 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 23,851 (100%)
Population in Households 22,012 (92.3%)
Population in Families 16,944 (71.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,839 ( 7.7%)
Population Density 302
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $54,916
Average Household Income $78,996
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $32,757
Wealth Index5 70
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (47.3)


Total HU (Housing Units) 11,201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,278 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,510 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,413 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $122,290
Average Home Value $163,132
Housing Affordability Index3 157


Total Households 9,788
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 5,876
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.46% -0.28%
Households -0.11% 0.01%
Families   -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
Owner Occupied HU   0.24%

Pottsville, PA 17901 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17901 to the other 1,685 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 161 91st
Population Density # 772 54th
Median Household Income # 1245 26th
Housing Affordability Index # 1413 84th
Per Capita Income # 1068 37th
Diversity Index # 433 74th

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