Pottsville, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 13,625 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.4%
 
Males: 6,533  (48.0%)
Females: 7,092  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

43.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17901.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,676 (it was $30,137 in 2000)
Pottsville:

$45,676
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,200 (it was $18,165 in 2000)

Pottsville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,216 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Pottsville:

$91,216
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $107,925; detached houses: $139,033; townhouses or other attached units: $73,179; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $53,612; mobile homes: $16,532

Median gross rent in 2017: $607.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pottsville: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.4%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 69.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 22.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pottsville, PA (2017)
    • 12,36388.4%White alone
    • 5383.8%Hispanic
    • 4793.4%Black alone
    • 3822.7%Two or more races
    • 640.5%Asian alone
    • 280.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Pottsville, Pennsylvania as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pottsville is 274 to 1.


Crime rates in Pottsville by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.9)
1
(7.0)
1
(7.0)
1
(7.0)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.1)
2
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(20.1)
3
(20.3)
2
(13.9)
3
(21.0)
8
(55.7)
11
(77.1)
3
(21.3)
2
(14.2)
9
(65.0)
14
(102.2)
12
(87.9)
8
(59.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(40.2)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
8
(56.0)
4
(27.8)
3
(21.0)
10
(71.1)
6
(42.7)
5
(36.1)
8
(58.4)
6
(44.0)
4
(29.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
35
(234.8)
37
(250.4)
36
(249.7)
39
(273.0)
47
(327.1)
39
(273.3)
23
(163.5)
29
(206.5)
41
(296.1)
24
(175.1)
45
(329.8)
32
(236.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
42
(281.7)
19
(128.6)
27
(187.3)
26
(182.0)
26
(180.9)
33
(231.2)
53
(376.7)
47
(334.7)
44
(317.7)
31
(226.2)
38
(278.5)
29
(214.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
200
(1,341)
222
(1,502)
189
(1,311)
191
(1,337)
162
(1,127)
211
(1,478)
223
(1,585)
248
(1,766)
198
(1,430)
266
(1,941)
215
(1,576)
188
(1,390)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(134.1)
20
(135.3)
16
(111.0)
7
(49.0)
8
(55.7)
9
(63.1)
15
(106.6)
16
(113.9)
12
(86.6)
18
(131.4)
6
(44.0)
10
(73.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(53.7)
5
(33.8)
3
(20.8)
1
(7.0)
2
(13.9)
2
(14.0)
3
(21.3)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.2)
2
(14.6)
1
(7.3)
2
(14.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)159.2148.3163.2172.3194.4217.0183.6183.0237.3238.3235.5180.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (32.4%), Irish (9.3%), Italian (8.9%), English (6.3%), Polish (6.1%), American (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/01/1913

Elevation: 659 feet

Land area: 4.21 square miles.

Population density: 3,240 people per square mile   (average).

Pottsville, Pennsylvania map

158 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,764 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,425 (2.1%)

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),
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 ),
Cressona borough, PA (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 40.69 N, Longitude: 76.20 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,142 (+30.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,677 (29.3%)

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Pottsville, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pottsville, PA in 2017
Pottsville satellite photo by USGS

Pottsville tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $235,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $194,700
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $265,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Pottsville, PA residents
Average permit cost in Pottsville, PA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Pottsville, PA
Historical housing units in Pottsville, PA
Most common industries in Pottsville, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.4%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.7%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Pottsville, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Pottsville, 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 75.5. This is about average.

City:

75.5
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 9.4 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 9.8 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 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.616
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
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 24.2 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 7.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.60
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 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Pottsville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% 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 near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.6 miles away from Pottsville center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 245.2 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 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 291.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 265.8 miles away from the city 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 Schuylkill County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pottsville topographic map

Hospitals in Pottsville:

  • POTTSVILLE HOSP AND WARNE CLINIC HOSPICE (420 SOUTH JACKSON STREET)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - EAST NORWEGIAN STREET (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 700 EAST NORWEGIAN STREET)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH JACKSON STREET (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 420 SOUTH JACKSON STREET)

Nursing Homes in Pottsville:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-YORK TERRACE (2401 WEST MARKET STREET)
  • LEADER NSG REHAB/POTTSVILLE (PULASKI AND LEADER DRIVES)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-POTTSVILLE (PULASKI AND LEADER DRIVES)
  • SCHUYLKILL CENTER (1000 SCHUYLKILL MANOR RD)
  • YORK TERRACE NSG CTR (24TH MARKET STS)

Dialysis Facilities in Pottsville:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE POTTSVILLE (278 INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Pottsville:

  • COVENANT HOME CARE (1510 HIGHWAY 61 SOUTH)
  • PRECISION HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (396 S CENTRE STREET SUITE 38)
  • SCHUYLKILL HEALTH HOME HEALTH (420 SOUTH JACKSON ST)

Airports and heliports located in Pottsville:

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Colleges/Universities in Pottsville:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (Full-time enrollment: 3,412; Location: 2650 Woodglen Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mccann.edu)
  • Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health (Full-time enrollment: 94; Location: 450 Washington and Jackson St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.schuylkillhealthschoolofnursing.com)
  • Empire Beauty School-Pottsville (Full-time enrollment: 63; Location: 396 Pottsville - St. Clair Highway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Pottsville:

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; Kutztown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,099)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 26 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 26 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Albright College (about 28 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 29 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 30 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 32 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)

Public high schools in Pottsville:

  • POTTSVILLE AREA HS (Students: 1,228, Location: 16TH STREET & ELK AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • GILLINGHAM CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 915 HOWARD AVENUE, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pottsville:

  • CLARKE EL CTR (Students: 1,063, Location: 601 NORTH 16TH ST, Grades: KG-4)
  • LENGEL MS (Students: 804, Location: 1541 LAUREL BLVD, Grades: 5-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Pottsville:

  • PERCEPTION TRAINING CENTER (Students: 38, Location: 1265 LAUREL BLVD B, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Pottsville

Library in Pottsville:

  • POTTSVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $782,136; Location: 215 W MARKET ST; 145,255 books; 8,649 audio materials; 6,291 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 287 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Pottsville's new Performing Arts Facility The Sovereign Majestic Theater is now open. Please see www.sovereignmajestic.com for more information.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pottsville: Westwood (A), York Farm Junction (B), Pottsville Fire Department Station 80 - Greenwood Hill Fire Company 65 (C), Mount Carbon Fire Company 1 Station 1 (D), Yorkville Hose and Fire Company 1 (E), Good Intent Fire Company 1 (F), Pottsville Fire Department Station 40 - Good Will Fire Company 4 (G), Pottsville Fire Department Station 20 - Phoenix Fire Company 2 (H), West End Hose Company 7 (I), Humane Fire Company 1 of Pottsville (J), American Hose Company 70 (K), Mount Carbon Fire Company 1 Station 2 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: West West Branch Schuylkill River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Glauda's Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 534 South Centre Street).

Hotels: Atrium Restaurant (100 South Centre Street), Blu Tavern Restaurant And Motel (1323 Bunting Street).

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.

Schuylkill 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 Pottsville and their reported violations in the past:

SWEET ARROW LAKE CLUBHOUSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
HAWK VALLEY GENERAL STORE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • MASSARIS BLU TAVERN RESTAURAN (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL ORWIGSBURG (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GEISINGER MED GRP ORWIGSBURG (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCHUYLKILL COUNTY AIRPORT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.3%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Pottsville in 2010:

  • 342 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 270 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Pottsville in 2000:

  • 589 people in nursing homes
  • 195 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

Banks with most branches in Pottsville (2011 data):

  • Union Bank and Trust Company: Boulevard Branch, West Market Street Branch, Losch Plaza Office, Union Bank And Trust Company. Info updated 2011/03/14: Bank assets: $111.5 mil, Deposits: $100.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Pottsville Branch, The Legacy Trust Co Branch, Pottsville Messenger Service. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • Liberty Savings Bank, F.S.B.: West Market Street Branch at 2221 West Market Street, branch established on 2007/04/09; Liberty Savings Bank, F.S.b. at 21 South Centre Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $29.5 mil, Deposits: $24.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Pottsville Branch at One South Centre Street, branch established on 1992/05/26; Yorkville Branch at 1826 West Market Street, branch established on 1953/01/12. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pottsville Branch at 101 North Centre Street, branch established on 1964/08/17; Fairlane Village Mall Branch at 7270 Fairlane Village Mall, branch established on 1975/07/21. 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
  • National Penn Bank: Pottsville Branch at 111 E. Norwegian St., branch established on 1935/07/27. 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.
  • Northwest Savings Bank: 104 North Centre Street at 104 North Centre Street, branch established on 1989/08/09. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices
  • Susquehanna Bank: Pottsville Branch at 9-11 North Centre Street, branch established on 1997/11/28. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Pottsville Branch at 120 South Centre Street, branch established on 1828/10/28. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Pottsville:

Marital status in Pottsville, PA
  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Pottsville:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pottsville, PA (based on Schuylkill County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
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: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Schuylkill County:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pottsville:

52.1%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pottsville:

48.5%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Pottsville:

28.0
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.3%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Pottsville:

9.9%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pottsville:

32.8%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.3%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.4%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pottsville, 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 23$120,980$63,1200$0
Other Government Administration 13$26,881$24,8130$0
Streets and Highways 13$45,387$41,8960$0
Financial Administration 8$22,159$33,2390$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,178$40,7120$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,362$16,3440$0
Firefighters 1$4,277$51,3240$0
Health 1$2,824$33,8880$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 23$13,927
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 63$234,048$44,58123$13,927

Pottsville government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Transit Utilities: $14,617,000 ($1072.81)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,907,000 ($139.96)
    General - Other: $1,862,000 ($136.66)
    Regular Highways: $1,667,000 ($122.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $886,000 ($65.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $543,000 ($39.85)
    Central Staff Services: $516,000 ($37.87)
    Parking Facilities: $383,000 ($28.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $369,000 ($27.08)
    Financial Administration: $339,000 ($24.88)
    General Public Buildings: $289,000 ($21.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $100,000 ($7.34)
    Libraries: $54,000 ($3.96)
    Housing and Community Development: $54,000 ($3.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($1.17)
    Health - Other: $15,000 ($1.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $190,000 ($13.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $69,000 ($5.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,100,000 ($227.52)

Pottsville government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,076,000 ($78.97)
    Other: $516,000 ($37.87)
    Parking Facilities: $374,000 ($27.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000 ($8.44)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($1.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $448,000 ($32.88)
    Highways: $118,000 ($8.66)
    Other: $56,000 ($4.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $11,000 ($0.81)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $226,000 ($16.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $120,000 ($8.81)
    General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($1.10)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($0.51)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.44)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($0.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $557,000 ($40.88)
    Highways: $308,000 ($22.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $38,000 ($2.79)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($1.03)
  • Tax - Property: $3,441,000 ($252.55)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,433,000 ($105.17)
    Individual Income: $1,065,000 ($78.17)
    Public Utility License: $211,000 ($15.49)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $69,000 ($5.06)

Pottsville government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,746,000 ($348.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,676,000 ($196.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,070,000 ($151.93)

Pottsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,079,000 ($225.98)

3.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Berks County, PA  0.50% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.43% ($33,233)
from Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($30,285)


3.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Berks County, PA  0.37% ($42,991 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.32% ($35,492)
to Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($26,262)
Businesses in Pottsville, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy2
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Burger King2Motherhood Maternity1
CVS2New Balance2
Chevrolet1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut2
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ramada1
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid2
Fashion Bug1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx4Rue211
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Subway2
Giant2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Jones New York2UPS5
KFC1Wendy's1
Kroger2YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pottsville:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pottsville:

  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W235AD (94.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA ED TV ASSC)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pottsville:

  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Pottsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.0mTotal length
  • $3,966,000Total costs
  • 83,714Total average daily traffic
  • 5,198Total average daily truck traffic
  • 71,088Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pottsville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Pottsville, PA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 28 (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: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pottsville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pottsville)

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 fires per year is 67. The highest number of fire incidents - 370 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Pottsville, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (69.5%), and Other (12.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pottsville, PA
    • 74269.5%Structure Fires
    • 13612.7%Other
    • 1049.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 868.1%Outside Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pottsville, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pottsville, Pennsylvania:

  • Ramada, 101 S Progress Ave, Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901 , Phone: (570) 622-4600, Fax: (570) 628-5971
  • Country Inn & Suites, 100 Keystone Blvd E, Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901 , Phone: (570) 544-5201, Fax: (570) 544-5312
  • River Inn / Days Inn, 1476 Rt 61 S, Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901 , Phone: (570) 385-3853, Fax: (570) 385-4752
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pottsville, PA
  • 39.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 35.2%Utility gas
  • 12.1%Electricity
  • 8.7%Coal or coke
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pottsville, PA
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 33.2%Electricity
  • 28.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Pottsville compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Pottsville on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #32 (17901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #46 (17901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
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