Found within zip codes: 19464
Popular real estate near Pottstown, PA (Borough Center)
Median real estate prices in the Borough Center of Pottstown are $105,549, which is more expensive than 34.5% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 27.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Pottstown Borough Center are currently $500, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 68.7% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
Pottstown Borough Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
Real estate in the Borough Center of Pottstown, PA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Borough Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Pottstown Borough Center, the current vacancy rate is 3.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Pottstown Borough Center is very tight compared to the demand for property here.Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Pottstown, the Borough Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 1.7% have Slovak ancestry.Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Pottstown Borough Center choose to walk to work each day (22.0%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.Notable & Unique: People
The Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in shear abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 31.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.The Neighbors The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Borough Center neighborhood in Pottstown are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 48.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 91.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle. In the Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood, 37.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 30.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.8%), and 8.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco. In the Borough Center neighborhood in Pottstown, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (12.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.7%) , and residents who report Italian roots (8.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (7.0%) , along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.0%), among others.The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.2%).Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (50.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (22.0%) and 15.5% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$105,549|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Low cost relative to PA, low cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Urban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Complexes/high rise apartments, some Rowhouses & attached homes, some Single-family homes and a few Small apartment buildings|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms), some Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier), some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999) and some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969)|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Hip & Trendy and Walkable|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Mixed ages, some Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Seniors (people 65 and over), some Families with children (family households with school-aged children) and some College students (people currently attending college)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 1 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Low income (among the 15% lowest income communities in America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Sales & Service workers, some Manufacturing & Laborers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support and some Executive, managerial & professional|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly White (non-Hispanic), some Black, some Hispanic, some Irish ancestry, some Italian ancestry, some Puerto Rican and some Mexican|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking and some Spanish speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD||GRADES|
|There are no schools physically located in this neighborhood.|
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
3,097 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||45.7||71.2|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||1.4||3.1|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.2||0.2|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||63.9||38.3|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||7.1|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||48.7|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO PA*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
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National Median 3.9
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Pottstown 1 in 118
in Pennsylvania 1 in 282
National Median 29.1
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Pottstown 1 in 21
in Pennsylvania 1 in 45
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