Pottstown, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 22,741 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 11,075  (48.7%)
Females: 11,666  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 19464.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,360 (it was $35,785 in 2000)
Pottstown:

$51,360
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,361 (it was $19,078 in 2000)

Pottstown borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,755 (it was $87,400 in 2000)
Pottstown:

$173,755
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $367,964; detached houses: $411,384; townhouses or other attached units: $268,944; in 2-unit structures: $210,576; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $249,375; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $206,323; mobile homes: $71,973

Median gross rent in 2017: $915.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pottstown: 102.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.7%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.2% for Black residents, 44.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 49.8% for other race residents, 28.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pottstown, PA (2017)
    • 15,23066.5%White alone
    • 4,42819.3%Black alone
    • 1,7687.7%Hispanic
    • 1,3646.0%Two or more races
    • 1550.7%Asian alone
    • 460.2%Other race alone
    • 320.1%American Indian alone

Races in Pottstown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 68 registered sex offenders living in Pottstown, Pennsylvania as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pottstown is 335 to 1.


Crime rates in Pottstown by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(9.2)
2
(9.3)
3
(14.1)
2
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
2
(8.9)
2
(8.8)
1
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
2
(8.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
23
(106.0)
19
(88.1)
20
(93.7)
16
(75.2)
10
(47.1)
25
(116.3)
26
(115.8)
20
(88.7)
37
(164.4)
22
(97.3)
22
(96.7)
22
(96.8)
21
(92.5)
35
(153.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
43
(198.1)
70
(324.5)
74
(346.7)
81
(380.5)
64
(301.5)
78
(362.9)
71
(316.3)
61
(270.6)
63
(279.9)
66
(292.0)
49
(215.3)
48
(211.3)
59
(259.8)
36
(158.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
96
(442.3)
115
(533.1)
124
(580.9)
103
(483.9)
105
(494.7)
119
(553.7)
93
(414.3)
79
(350.4)
68
(302.1)
84
(371.6)
78
(342.7)
84
(369.7)
84
(369.9)
123
(539.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
123
(566.7)
220
(1,020)
191
(894.8)
181
(850.4)
165
(777.3)
165
(767.8)
149
(663.8)
158
(700.8)
219
(972.9)
179
(791.9)
118
(518.5)
122
(537.0)
110
(484.5)
113
(495.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
916
(4,220)
910
(4,219)
920
(4,310)
973
(4,571)
773
(3,642)
785
(3,653)
870
(3,876)
768
(3,406)
959
(4,261)
899
(3,977)
917
(4,029)
753
(3,314)
661
(2,911)
606
(2,659)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
102
(469.9)
87
(403.3)
82
(384.1)
90
(422.8)
73
(343.9)
56
(260.6)
47
(209.4)
36
(159.7)
42
(186.6)
63
(278.7)
57
(250.5)
55
(242.1)
46
(202.6)
34
(149.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
14
(64.5)
26
(120.5)
23
(107.7)
17
(79.9)
10
(47.1)
10
(46.5)
12
(53.5)
13
(57.7)
7
(31.1)
16
(70.8)
5
(22.0)
4
(17.6)
5
(22.0)
2
(8.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)497.1565.4589.0566.1454.7533.4488.6429.2547.1494.3436.8404.3401.3448.7

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City-data.com crime index in Pottstown, PA

Crime rate in Pottstown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 56 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (17.7%), Italian (6.8%), Irish (5.3%), American (4.4%), Pennsylvania German (3.6%), English (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/06/1815

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 4.83 square miles.

Population density: 4,709 people per square mile   (average).

Pottstown, Pennsylvania map

811 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This borough:

3.5%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,016 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,848 (2.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (16.4 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (31.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

South Pottstown, PA (1.1 miles ),
Kenilworth, PA (1.2 miles ),
Pottsgrove, PA (1.3 miles ),
Halfway House, PA (1.3 miles ),
Stowe, PA (1.5 miles ),
Sanatoga, PA (1.6 miles ),
Douglassville, PA (2.1 miles ),
Gilbertsville, PA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 40.25 N, Longitude: 75.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +89 (+0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 2,671 (23.8%)

Area codes: 610, 484

Distribution of median household income in Pottstown, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pottstown, PA in 2017

Property values in Pottstown, PA

Pottstown satellite photo by USGS

Pottstown tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Pottstown, PA
Historical housing units in Pottstown, PA

Population change in the 1990s: +219 (+1.0%).
Most common industries in Pottstown, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Pottstown, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.7. This is about average.

City:

80.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0450
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 7.80. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.616. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.616
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.67
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Pottstown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Pottstown borough center killed 3 people and injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/22/1955, a category F3 tornado 16.5 miles away from the borough center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pottstown-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.1 miles away from Pottstown center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 264.7 miles away from Pottstown center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 263.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 309.1 miles away from Pottstown center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pottstown topographic map

Main business address for: PATRIOT BANK CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals in Pottstown:

  • LIFEPATH, INC (993 BROOKWOOD DRIVE)
  • LIFEPATH, INC (992 E VALLEY RD)
  • POTTSTOWN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 1600 EAST HIGH STREET AND ARMAND HAMMER BLVD)
  • VNA OF POTTSTOWN AND VICINITY HO (1610 MEDICAL DRIVE 3RD FLOOR)

Nursing Homes in Pottstown:

  • COVENTRY MANOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (3031 CHESTNUT HILL ROAD)
  • COVENTRY MANOR NSG HM (STAR RTE CHESTNUT HILL RD)
  • LEADER NSG REHAB/POTTSTOWN (724 NO CHARLOTTE ST)
  • MANATAWNY MANOR (OLD SCHUYLKILL ROAD AT ROUTE 724)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-POTTSTOWN (724 NORTH CHARLOTTE ST)
  • SANATOGA CENTER (225 EVERGREEN ROAD)

Dialysis Facilities in Pottstown:

  • RENAL CARE CENTER - POTTSTOWN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (13 ARMAND HAMMER BLVD.)
  • US RENAL CARE POTTSTOWN (5 SOUTH SUNNYBROOK ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Pottstown:

  • TRI COUNTY HOME HEALTH (13 ARMAND HAMMER BLVD SUITE 201)
  • VNA OF POTTSTOWN AND VICINITY (1963 EAST HIGH ST)

Airports and heliports located in Pottstown:

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Amtrak stations near Pottstown:

  • 16 miles: EXTON (CREST AVE. OFF RTE. 100) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: PAOLI (LANCASTER PIKE & S. VALLEY RD.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: DOWNINGTOWN (VIADUCT AVE.) . Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Nuclear power plants:

  • Limerick 1. General Electric Co.Bechtel Corp.General Electric Co.PECO Energy Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 1055 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 12/1984. Commercial start: 02/1986..
  • Limerick 2. General Electric Co.Bechtel Corp.General Electric Co.PECO Energy Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 1055 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 08/1989. Commercial start: 01/1990..

College/University in Pottstown:

  • Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute (Full-time enrollment: 108; Location: 1700 Industrial Highway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ampi.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pottstown:

  • Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc (about 13 miles; Exton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,731)
  • Immaculata University (about 16 miles; Immaculata, PA; FT enrollment: 2,912)
  • Albright College (about 17 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Alvernia University (about 17 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 17 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 20 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Cabrini College (about 20 miles; Radnor, PA; FT enrollment: 2,304)

Public high schools in Pottstown:

  • OWEN J ROBERTS HS (Students: 1,070, Location: 981 RIDGE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • POTTSGROVE SHS (Students: 996, Location: 1345 KAUFFMAN RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • POTTSTOWN SHS (Students: 874, Location: 750 N WASHINGTON ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Pottstown:

  • THE HILL SCHOOL (Students: 494, Location: 860 BEECH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • WEST-MONT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 299, Location: 873 S HANOVER ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • COVENTRY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 294, Location: 699 N PLEASANTVIEW RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • BUXMONT ACADEMY POTTSTOWN (Students: 26, Location: 1460 N CHARLOTTE ST, Grades: 7-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Pottstown:

Private elementary/middle schools in Pottstown:

  • ST ALOYSIUS SCHOOL (Students: 292, Location: 220 N HANOVER ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • WYNDCROFT SCHOOL (Students: 245, Location: 1395 WILSON ST, Grades: UG-8)
See full list of schools located in Pottstown

Library in Pottstown:

  • POTTSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $583,295; Location: 500 HIGH STREET; 70,205 books; 2,389 audio materials; 2,037 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 144 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pottstown: Brookside Country Club (A), Pottstown Fire Department - Goodwill Steam Fire Engine Company 1 (B), Leader Nursing Rehabilation Center (C), Pottsgrove Mansion (D), Pottstown Fire Department - Empire Hook and Ladder Company (E), Pottstown Fire Department - North End Fire Company (F), Pottstown Fire Department - Philadelphia Steam Fire Company (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Pottstown: PATRIOT BANK CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pottstown include: Hillside Gospel Chapel (A), Congregation Mercy and Truth Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Zion Cemetery (1), Saint Aloysius Cemetery (2), Highland Memorial Park (3), Pottstown Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Manatawny Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Pottstown: Manatawny Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (Sr 100 & Shoemaker Rd.), Comfort Inn Pottstown (Rte 100 & Shoemaker Rd), Days Inn (29 East High Street), Bramcote Hotel (313 Old Reading Pike), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1600 Industrial Highway).

Birthplace of: Earl Strom - Sportsman, Aaron Beasley - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Jul 7, 1973), Bobby Shantz - Baseball player, Buck Weaver - Major League Baseball player, Don Strock - College football player, Joel Erhardt - NYPD police commissioner, John R. Brooke - Union Army general, Nicole Barnhart - Soccer goalkeeper, Rian Wallace - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: May 24, 1982), Tim Bausher - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Boston Red Sox, born: Apr 23, 1979).

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pottstown and their reported violations in the past:

RINGING HILL FIRE COMPANY (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FAIRWAYS BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
SUNNY RIDGE RESTAURANT INC (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SPORTSTERS BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GEAR JAMMERS (Population served: 139, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-26-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-29-2009), St BCA signed (APR-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2009)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2009)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2008), St BCA signed (NOV-04-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2009)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2008), St Formal NOV issued (3 times from JUL-25-2008 to JUL-25-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from JUL-25-2008 to JUL-25-2008), St Public Notif received (3 times from AUG-13-2008 to AUG-13-2008), St BCA signed (MAR-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2009)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between DEC-20-2011 and JAN-20-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
LOWER POTTSGROVE SPORTMAN ASSN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COVENTRY MANOR NURSING HOME (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-24-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-24-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-24-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-24-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-24-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-24-2013)
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
WARWICK COUNTY PARK (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pottstown that have no violations reported:

  • HILLTOP DRIVE IN (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POTTSTOWN YOUTH CENTER INC (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FELLOWSHIP HOUSE FARM (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORCO FIRE COMPANY (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SWAMP PIKE PUB (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

59.0%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

9.7%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Pottstown in 2010:

  • 160 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 153 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Pottstown in 2000:

  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes

Banks with most branches in Pottstown (2011 data):

  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: North End Branch, North Coventry Branch, Pottstown Center Branch, East End Branch, Snb Messenger Service Branch. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • National Penn Bank: Sunset Drive Branch, Coventry Branch, Pottstown Downtown Branch, Bucktown Branch, Sunnybrook Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pottstown at 401 E High St, branch established on 1959/09/21; Pottstown East Branch at 1470 East High Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: East High Branch at 1565 East High Street, branch established on 1995/04/01; Pottstown Branch at 258 High Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Malvern Federal Savings Bank: Rt 23 & 100 Branch at 1000 Ridge Road, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $665.4 mil, Deposits: $554.2 mil, headquarters in Paoli, PA, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: East End Branch at 1535 East High Street, branch established on 1953/06/22. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Coventry Mall Branch at 501 W Schuylkill Rd, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Pottstown Branch at 799 State Street, branch established on 1993/06/21. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Pottstown Branch at Sanatoga Village Center, 2186 E. High Street, branch established on 1997/03/31. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Pottstown:

Marital status in Pottstown, PA
  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Pottstown:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pottstown
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pottstown, PA (based on Montgomery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic301,22055
Mainline Protestant103,475221
Evangelical Protestant54,215269
Other43,53268
Black Protestant3,19011
Orthodox2,9459
None291,297-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 126
Montgomery County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 90
Montgomery County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 137
Montgomery County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 590
Montgomery County:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

10.8%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pottstown:

47.6%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.9%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.1%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.5%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pottstown:

33.1%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Pottstown:

53.4%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.6%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pottstown, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 44$348,465$95,0360$0
Streets and Highways 14$58,510$50,1511$2,044
Police - Other 13$56,759$52,39319$7,804
Sewerage 13$57,390$52,9750$0
Financial Administration 10$43,261$51,9130$0
Water Supply 9$41,804$55,7390$0
Other and Unallocable 6$23,702$47,4040$0
Other Government Administration 5$23,756$57,0148$582
Parks and Recreation 5$22,351$53,6422$195
Fire - Other 1$2,822$33,8641$664
Totals for Government 120$678,820$67,88231$11,289

Pottstown government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,149,000 ($182.45)
    General Public Buildings: $1,286,000 ($56.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,793,000 ($254.74)
    General - Other: $4,990,000 ($219.43)
    General Public Buildings: $4,341,000 ($190.89)
    Sewerage: $3,599,000 ($158.26)
    Transit Utilities: $1,926,000 ($84.69)
    Regular Highways: $1,833,000 ($80.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,511,000 ($66.44)
    Central Staff Services: $1,362,000 ($59.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $639,000 ($28.10)
    Financial Administration: $566,000 ($24.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $492,000 ($21.63)
    Air Transportation: $448,000 ($19.70)
    Libraries: $197,000 ($8.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $158,000 ($6.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $122,000 ($5.36)
    Parking Facilities: $66,000 ($2.90)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $12,207,000 ($536.78)
    Corporate Bonds: $5,251,000 ($230.90)
    Benefit Payments: $4,174,000 ($183.55)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,122,000 ($49.34)
    Withdrawals: $11,000 ($0.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($2.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $725,000 ($31.88)
    Regular Highways: $349,000 ($15.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $260,000 ($11.43)
    Police Protection: $160,000 ($7.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $94,000 ($4.13)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($1.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,308,000 ($409.30)

Pottstown government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,292,000 ($364.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,400,000 ($149.51)
    Other: $1,672,000 ($73.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000 ($7.26)
    Air Transportation: $121,000 ($5.32)
    Parking Facilities: $54,000 ($2.37)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $381,000 ($16.75)
    Local Employee Contribution: $213,000 ($9.37)
    From Other Governments: $168,000 ($7.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $582,000 ($25.59)
    Other: $20,000 ($0.88)
    Highways: $3,000 ($0.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $405,000 ($17.81)
    Other: $269,000 ($11.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $219,000 ($9.63)
    Fines and Forfeits: $203,000 ($8.93)
    Sale of Property: $127,000 ($5.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $93,000 ($4.09)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($1.54)
    Rents: $14,000 ($0.62)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $332,000 ($14.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,603,000 ($70.49)
    Other: $1,555,000 ($68.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $154,000 ($6.77)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($0.62)
  • Tax - Property: $8,502,000 ($373.86)
    Individual Income: $2,240,000 ($98.50)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $510,000 ($22.43)
    Public Utility License: $378,000 ($16.62)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $327,000 ($14.38)

Pottstown government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,777,000 ($122.11)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,167,000 ($95.29)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $795,000 ($34.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $185,000 ($8.14)

Pottstown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,114,000 ($48.99)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,858,000 ($697.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $413,000 ($18.16)

5.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($96,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($775 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Philadelphia County, PA  1.45% ($78,583 average AGI)
from Bucks County, PA  0.79% ($70,296)
from Chester County, PA  0.54% ($86,622)


5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($92,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,502 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Philadelphia County, PA  1.10% ($73,768 average AGI)
to Bucks County, PA  0.77% ($70,744)
to Chester County, PA  0.59% ($99,386)
Businesses in Pottstown, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kmart1
ALDI1Kohl's1
AT&T1Kroger3
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
Aerosoles1Lane Furniture2
American Eagle Outfitters1LensCrafters1
Ann Taylor1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Banana Republic1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's3
Blockbuster1Motel 61
Brooks Brothers1Motherhood Maternity1
Burger King1New Balance5
CVS2Nike10
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza1
Charlotte Russe1Payless1
Chico's1Penske1
Clarks1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Cricket Wireless2Quality1
DHL1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Rite Aid2
Deb1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts2Skechers USA1
Eddie Bauer1Spencer Gifts1
Express1Sprint Nextel2
Famous Footwear2Staples1
FedEx9Starbucks1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway2
Foot Locker1T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC1T.J.Maxx1
GameStop2Target1
Gap1Toys"R"Us2
Gymboree1True Value1
H&R Block3U-Haul5
Haagen-Dazs1UPS13
Home Depot1Vans2
IZOD1Verizon Wireless2
J.Crew1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Walmart1
Jones New York2Wendy's2
Juicy Couture1YMCA1
Justice2

Strongest AM radio stations in Pottstown:

  • WPAZ (1370 AM; 1 kW; POTTSTOWN, PA; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHE (690 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PHOENIXVILLE, PA; Owner: SALVATION BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFIL (560 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WNAP (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORRISTOWN, PA; Owner: WNAP, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pottstown:

  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Pottstown:

  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Pottstown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 620ft / 189mTotal length
  • $18,891,000Total costs
  • 361,680Total average daily traffic
  • 33,128Total average daily truck traffic
  • 233,432Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pottstown, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 141950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pottstown, PA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pottstown)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Pottstown, PA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 239 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pottstown)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pottstown)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED181$135,03379$99,899256$121,83634$33,7064$934,75050$82,120
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$183,8577$113,71424$125,7925$28,6000$04$73,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$166,66711$125,636171$135,04133$22,7880$017$74,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$133,4009$98,66798$135,94910$46,5001$210,00010$115,700
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$81,0003$122,33315$130,8000$00$01$79,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2088.01 , 2088.02, 2089.01, 2089.03, 2089.04, 2089.05, 2089.06, 2090.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$132,9295$122,8000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$179,4006$146,0001$302,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$05$160,0000$0
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Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2088.01 , 2088.02, 2089.01, 2089.03, 2089.04, 2089.05, 2089.06, 2090.00

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2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 130. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 236 took place in 2010, and the least - 40 in 2014. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Pottstown, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.1%), and Outside Fires (23.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pottstown, PA
    • 1,12754.1%Structure Fires
    • 49023.5%Outside Fires
    • 29614.2%Other
    • 1708.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pottstown, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pottstown, Pennsylvania:

  • Days Inn Pottstown, 1600 Industrial Hwy, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464 , Phone: (610) 327-3300, Fax: (610) 327-9447
  • Comfort Inn And Suites Pottstown, 99 Robinson St, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464 , Phone: (610) 326-5000, Fax: (610) 970-7230
  • Americas Best Value Inn Pottstown,Pa, 29 E High St, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464 , Phone: (610) 970-1101, Fax: (610) 327-8643
  • Quality Inn, 61 W King St, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464 , Phone: (610) 326-6700, Fax: (610) 970-2665
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Most common first names in Pottstown, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John59373.4 years
Mary54179.9 years
William44573.7 years
Robert33270.7 years
George31375.5 years
Helen31080.1 years
Anna30280.5 years
Charles29675.8 years
Joseph27772.6 years
James22470.9 years
Most common last names in Pottstown, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller18476.9 years
Smith13276.0 years
Moyer10073.6 years
Shaner6679.6 years
Boyer6376.7 years
Hoffman6078.2 years
Johnson5972.9 years
Levengood5671.0 years
Brown5676.5 years
Rhoads5478.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pottstown, PA
  • 55.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.5%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pottstown, PA
  • 38.7%Electricity
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 26.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel


Pottstown compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 73 pilots and 41 other airmen in this city.
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