For population 25 years and over in Pottsville:
For population 15 years and over in Pottsville city:
290 residents are foreign born (0.7% Africa, 0.4% Europe, 0.3% Latin America, 0.3% Asia, 0.2% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,422 (1.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (27.8 miles , pop. 81,207).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (73.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Mount Carbon, PA (1.1 miles) , Mechanicsville borough, PA (1.1 miles ), Palo Alto borough, PA (1.3 miles ), Seltzer, PA (1.4 miles ), Port Carbon borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Marlin, PA (1.5 miles ), St. Clair borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Minersville borough, PA (1.7 miles ).
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Latitude: 40.69 N, Longitude: 76.20 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,554 (+31.6%)
Area code: 570
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Pottsville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 29 (28 officers).
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Population change in the 1990s: -1,357 (-8.0%).
Work and jobs in Pottsville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Pottsville-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Pottsville city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 21.3 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Pottsville-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 75% 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 26.1 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 26.8 miles away from Pottsville 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 57.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from Pottsville center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Ralph Peters - Military writer, John E. Jones III - Judge, John O'Hara - Journalist, Charles Sophy - Psychiatrist, George Joulwan - General, Jim Reed (coach) - College football and soccer coach, John F. Fitzpatrick (publisher) - Businessman, Norman von Heldreich Farquhar - Navy admiral, Rick Gray - Lawyer, Charles N. Brumm - Union Army officer.
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Local government website: www.city.pottsville.pa.us
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.222. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.41. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.71. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Pottsville that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.2%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.8% for Black residents, 46.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 30.4% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Pottsville (based on Schuylkill County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.30%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 32
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
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Pottsville government finances in 2002(per resident):
3.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,458 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
3.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,732 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Pottsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 25 meters (82ft)
Total costs: $11,000
Total average daily traffic: 37,449
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,633
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pottsville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pottsville, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (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: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pottsville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pottsville)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 35 patent applications in 2008-2013.