Pottsville, PA
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Pottsville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,802 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Pottsville is the 67th largest community in Pennsylvania. Pottsville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Pottsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pottsville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pottsville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pottsville who work in office and administrative support (13.11%), sales jobs (8.17%), and healthcare (7.87%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Pottsville rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.90% of adults 25 and older in Pottsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Pottsville in 2010 was $22,354, 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 $89,416 for a family of four. However, Pottsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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