Pottstown, PA
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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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pottstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (16.20%), sales jobs (11.53%), and management occupations (7.02%).

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.

In terms of college education, Pottstown is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.07% of adults 25 and older in Pottstown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pottstown in 2010 was $24,231, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,924 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 French Creole.