Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the Borough Center of Pottstown are $95,331, which is less expensive than 72.2% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods
and 78.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Pottstown Borough Center are currently
$658, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 72.9% 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 1.6%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 93.4% 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
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood has more
Czechoslovakian and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 3.5% have Dutch ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, the Borough Center neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.7%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Pottstown neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Pottstown Borough Center choose to walk to work each day
(18.5%) 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: 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, 29.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this 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 93.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 34.0% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.0%
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, 38.8%
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 25.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(24.9%), and 10.6% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Borough Center neighborhood in Pottstown, PA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(14.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.9%) , and residents who report Polish roots (7.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (7.0%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.9%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Pottstown Borough Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.0% of households.
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 (32.9% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (53.3%) 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 (18.5%) and 15.6% 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.