Pottstown, PA

Pottstown profile

Living in Pottstown

Pottstown is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 22,600 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Pottstown is the 38th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Pottstown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs, Pottstown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pottstown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pottstown is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pottstown who work in office and administrative support (11.82%), sales jobs (11.21%), and management occupations (8.96%).

The percentage of adults in Pottstown who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.08% of the adults in Pottstown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pottstown in 2018 was $25,654, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,616 for a family of four. However, Pottstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pottstown is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Pottstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pottstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pottstown include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Pottstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.