Pottstown is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 22,664 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Pottstown is the 38th largest community in Pennsylvania. Pottstown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
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 (16.24%), sales jobs (11.27%), and management occupations (7.67%).
Also of interest is that Pottstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of adults in Pottstown who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.16% of the adults in Pottstown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pottstown in 2010 was $22,742, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,968 for a family of four. However, Pottstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pottstown is a very 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 Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Pottstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.