Statewide Claims to Fame

Pottstown is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Pottstown is 17th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Two or More

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Pottstown Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 22,480 24th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 4.9 61st 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,577.9 79th 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Pottstown Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 7.7% 22nd 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.8% 53rd 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.4% 186th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Pottstown Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 83.3% 223rd 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 16.0% 194th 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Pottstown Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 72.1% 226th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 19.5% 24th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 27th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.9% 157th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 6th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.4% 17th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 8.0% 35th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 68.7% 225th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Pottstown Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 52.0% 141st 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.7% 151st 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Pottstown Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 10,320 27th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 35.3% 79th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 9,429 26th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 57.0% 160th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $143,100 129th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.3 126th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Pottstown Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $22,632 154th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $42,551 156th $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 16.5% 85th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Pottstown Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,063 22nd 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $271,658 37th $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,709 90th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $44,874 32nd $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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