Pottstown Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Pottstown?

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There are 22,633 residents in Pottstown, with a median age of 36.1. Of this, 47.48% are males and 52.52% are females. US-born citizens make up 93.81% of the resident pool in Pottstown, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.16%. Additionally, 2.03% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 18,496 people in Pottstown currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 22,633 -0.2%
Male Population 10,747 -0.9%
Female Population 11,886 0.5%
Male population 47.48%
Female population 52.52%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36.1 1.4%
Citizen US Born 21,232 -0.9%
Citizen not US Born 941 13.2%
Not Citizen 460 8.2%
Citizen US Born 93.81%
Citizen not US Born 4.16%
Not Citizen 2.03%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 12 100.0%
Moved from Same County 2,468 0.7%
Moved from Same State 1,137 15.0%
Moved from Different State 265 -26.0%
Same House as Last Year 18,496 -0.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.05%
Moved from Same County 11.03%
Moved from Same State 5.08%
Moved from Different State 1.18%
Same House as Last Year 82.65%

What are the employment statistics in Pottstown?

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White-collar workers make up 74.18% of the working population in Pottstown, while blue-collar employees account for 25.82%. There are also 503 entrepreneurs in Pottstown (4.34% of the workforce); 9,025 workers employed in private companies (77.84%); and 734 people working in governmental institutions (6.33%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 8,600 -0.4%
Blue Collar 2,994 7.2%
White Collar 74.18%
Blue Collar 25.82%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 503 12.0%
Private Companies 9,025 1.1%
Governmental Workers 734 -1.9%
Not for Profit Companies 1,332 2.0%
Self Employees 4.34%
Private Companies 77.84%
Governmental Workers 6.33%
Not for Profit Companies 11.49%

How many households are there in Pottstown?

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There are a total of 9,499 households in Pottstown, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 60.06% of these Pottstown households, while non-family units account for the remaining 39.94%. Additionally, 30.93% of households have children and 69.07% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 9,499 4.4%
Average People Per Household 2 -4.5%
Family Households 5,705 2.0%
Non-family Households 3,794 8.3%
Family Households 60.06%
Non-family Households 39.94%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 2,938 0.2%
Households without Children 6,561 6.4%
Households with Children 30.93%
Households without Children 69.07%

What are the median and average incomes in Pottstown?

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The average annual household income in Pottstown is $62,389, while the median household income sits at $50,130 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $48,293, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $63,125. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $27,266 and $41,500, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $62,389 -1.5%
Median Household Income $50,130 -0.4%
People below Poverty Level 3,378 -18.1%
People above Poverty Level 18,800 4.6%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Pottstown?

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There are 10,776 housing units in Pottstown, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1948. Of the 9,499 occupied housing units in Pottstown, 48.85% are owner-occupied, while 51.15% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 72.07% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $133,900. In general, housing costs reach $1,091 per month in Pottstown.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 10,776 4.0%
Median Year Built 1948 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 4,383 -2.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,257 17.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,839 0.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 862 -0.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,036 29.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 510 -8.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 431 33.9%
Built between 2000 and 2009 316 19.7%
Built in 2010 or Later 142 1.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 9,499 4.4%
Owner Occupied 4,640 3.6%
Renter Occupied 4,859 5.3%
Owner Occupied 48.85%
Renter Occupied 51.15%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 3,344 4.7%
Without Mortgage 1,296 0.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $133,900 2.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $118,800 11.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,091 0.5%
With Mortgage 72.07%
Without Mortgage 27.93%

What is the level of education in Pottstown?

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Approximately 48.89% of the population in Pottstown holds a high school degree (that's 8,545 residents), while 21.07% have attained a college certificate (4,563 locals) and 12.1% have a bachelor's degree (2,115 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 360 -16.1%
Some High School 8,545 1.3%
Some College 4,563 2.4%
Associate Degree 1,724 5.3%
Bachelor's Degree 2,115 -4.8%
Graduate Degree 1,052 -0.9%
No High School 2.06%
Some High School 48.89%
Some College 21.07%
Associate Degree 9.86%
Bachelor's Degree 12.1%
Graduate Degree 6.02%

What is the marital status of Pottstown residents?

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A total of 6,589 people in Pottstown have never been married (which represents 36.01% of the total population), while 7,883 of them are wedded (43.08%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 556 (3.04%) and 2,653 (14.5%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 6,589 1.0%
Married 7,883 0.4%
Separated 556 19.6%
Widowed 1,173 -3.4%
Divorced 2,653 11.0%
Never Married 36.01%
Married 43.08%
Separated 3.04%
Widowed 6.41%
Divorced 14.5%

What are the most common means of transportation in Pottstown?

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The top three means of transportation people in Pottstown use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 9,715 residents commute by car, 374 prefer going to work by walking and 268 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 9,715 2.4%
Bus or TrolleyBus 268 -34.5%
Subway or Elevated 39 N/A
Motorcycle 11 83.3%
TaxiCab 35 -20.5%
Walk 374 -18.3%

What is the median and average household income in Pottstown by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
19464 47,040 18,589 $64,942.00 $80,703.00
19465 17,750 6,833 $86,875.00 $121,033.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 19464 19465

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