About Pottstown, PA (Pughtown / Bucktown)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Pughtown / Bucktown median real estate price is $420,093, which is more expensive than 91.2% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 74.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Pughtown / Bucktown is currently $1,423, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 66.8% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Pughtown / Bucktown is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Pughtown / Bucktown real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Pughtown / Bucktown, the current vacancy rate is 2.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Pughtown / Bucktown 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 Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Pughtown / Bucktown is among the best neighborhoods for families in Pennsylvania. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.0% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 15.7% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Also, while most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood stands out by having 94.1% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.2% of neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood has more Welsh and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 2.0% have Slovak ancestry.

Pughtown / Bucktown is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

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 Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood in Pottstown are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 88.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 80.9% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood, 57.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.0%), and 10.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.4% of households. Some people also speak Polish (7.7%).

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 Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood in Pottstown, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (37.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (15.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (14.9%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.2%), among others.

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 Pughtown / Bucktown neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (94.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
French Creek Elementary School
3590 Coventryville Rd
Pottstown, PA 19465
KG-06
Owen J Roberts High School
981 Ridge Rd
Pottstown, PA 19465
09-12
Owen J Roberts Middle School
881 Ridge Rd
Pottstown, PA 19465
07-08
North Coventry Elementary School
475 Kemp Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
KG-06
West Vincent Elementary School
2750 Conestoga Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425
KG-06
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

OWEN J ROBERTS SD


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District Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

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Better than of PA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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